October 1, 2020 at 3:52 pm #143040
Was pretty clear all along that MLB will work with the owners of the teams they are keeping.
This is a statement, so I do not want to read too much into it, but I will note it says "Minor League owners" here. "Minor League owners" is different in my perception from Minor League Baseball (the entity), which has run negotiations with MLB on the PBA. https://t.co/doZ4XdkxYY
— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) October 1, 2020October 2, 2020 at 9:56 am #14330414NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
This is just another cursed event from the year 2020. This year has been one nightmare after another.October 2, 2020 at 2:51 pm #143343
This is surprising. Gebhard was a wealth of knowledge. Bourjos has been a scout a long time, but just joined the Cardinals in 2019.
Remember those #STLCards layoffs a couple of weeks ago? I've confirmed two names from baseball ops and they cut deep: Bob Gebhard, one of John Mozeliak's mentors, and Chris Bourjos, longtime scout and father of former Cards outfielder Peter.
— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) October 2, 2020October 2, 2020 at 7:46 pm #143441
Roberto Espinoza has many reasons over many years to be fond of Johnson City.October 3, 2020 at 11:32 am #143650
When will MLB be making the official announcement on the 2021 milb structure? After the World Series?October 7, 2020 at 5:46 pm #143929
gscottar, probably not until after the elections.October 7, 2020 at 5:46 pm #143930October 7, 2020 at 11:57 pm #143963
Kind of off topic but here in NW Ark the NW Arkansas Naturals, AA affiliate of the Royals, announced today that they will be hosting the Royals in an exhibition game on March 29, 2021.
This is encouraging news because it signals, as of now, that MLB plans to start spring training on time and play a full minor league schedule in 2021. At least as of now.October 8, 2020 at 7:23 am #143973
I just answered a question on Facebook about this. They have to find some way to play minor league ball in 2021. A second year without player development would be devastating as would a second year with no revenue for minor league team owners.
Not just related to this, but to the entire organization, DeWitt III says they are building three financial models for 2021 – back to normal, partial capacity and worst case. The problem coming into this winter is they don’t know which model to follow.October 8, 2020 at 8:40 am #143983
Not just related to this, but to the entire organization, DeWitt III says they are building three financial models for 2021 – back to normal, partial capacity and worst case. The problem coming into this winter is they don’t know which model to follow.
That is true which is why we might see a very tepid off season by all teams until they get more clarification from the health experts on what to expect in 2021. The winter meetings will probably be a snooze fest, which they have been the last couple of years anyway.
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