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Offline Slateman

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That's pretty much the problem from a player development view, though: the players who need the Rookie and low-A levels to develop (and there are guys, especially late-round picks, who really make their names as prospects in those leagues) will suddenly be competing for Atlantic League-type jobs with 30-year-old AAA washouts.  The 19-year-olds will just get squeezed out in that scenario. 
It's the opposite. MLB teams will be quicker to drop Quad A fodder in favor of potential stars.

Offline Count Walewski

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Yeah I think if anyone gets screwed in this it will be the guys like Scott Podsednik who, for whatever reason, take a long time to develop.

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I'm not clear, after reading through all this, what problems the MLB thinks it's trying to solve.

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I'm not clear, after reading through all this, what problems the MLB thinks it's trying to solve.
The one where they pay the minor leaguers crap and can't get away with it anymore.

Offline HalfSmokes

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I'm not clear, after reading through all this, what problems the MLB thinks it's trying to solve.

The expense of paying players with no realistic shot of ever making an impact for the parent club

Offline NJ Ave

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The expense of paying players with no realistic shot of ever making an impact for the parent club
The one where they pay the minor leaguers crap and can't get away with it anymore.

I think these are both right? It's all well and good to field a million minor league teams as long as players are cool with being paid peanuts in exchange for a lottery ticket. But when the players want real salaries and benefits, you start asking whether there's any benefit to having them around?


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https://sports.yahoo.com/more-100-congress-ask-mlb-reconsider-minors-plan-214300623--mlb.html

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Offline Elvir Ovcina

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It's the opposite. MLB teams will be quicker to drop Quad A fodder in favor of potential stars.

Not a chance.  Quad A fodder has the potential to at least help them in the short term.  And that's what they care about, at least the majority of them.They're not going to sit on 15th-round picks who can help them in four years when they can offload all that responsibility onto someone else, at least so they hope. 

I think these are both right? It's all well and good to field a million minor league teams as long as players are cool with being paid peanuts in exchange for a lottery ticket. But when the players want real salaries and benefits, you start asking whether there's any benefit to having them around?

Pretty easy way to square that circle: much higher pay at the higher levels, still peanuts at the bottom. 

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Slightly off topic, but the Red Sox AAA team, formerly the Paetucket Red Sox or Pawsox, will be called the WooSox when they move to Worcester.

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Slightly off topic, but the Red Sox AAA team, formerly the Paetucket Red Sox or Pawsox, will be called the WooSox when they move to Worcester.

WooSox Clan?

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Slightly off topic, but the Red Sox AAA team, formerly the Paetucket Red Sox or Pawsox, will be called the WooSox when they move to Worcester.

I understand they can't change the MLB team's name, but they could have at least called this one the Mjerks.

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I understand they can't change the MLB team's name, but they could have at least called this one the Mjerks.

Ric Flair has to throw out their first pitch.

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Ric Flair has to throw out their first pitch.

That's tWOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Actually, they will be called the WorSox

Slightly off topic, but the Red Sox AAA team, formerly the Paetucket Red Sox or Pawsox, will be called the WooSox when they move to Worcester.

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Worcester is pronounced "Woo-stah."

Actually, they will be called the WorSox

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I know - I lived there.  But the team will be known as the WorSox

Worcester is pronounced "Woo-stah."


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Really?

I thought the whole name thing was a joke.

I know - I lived there.  But the team will be known as the WorSox

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Really?

I thought the whole name thing was a joke.

as far as I know, WooSox was what the team announced on NESN