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Minor Leagues and Coronavirus
« Topic Start: March 31, 2020, 10:18:35 AM »
Per Jeff Passan MLB set to announce that all minor leaguers will be paid $400 a week until the end of May at least, and that MLB will maintain medical benefits.

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Re: Minor Leagues and Coronavirus
« Reply #1: April 01, 2020, 04:10:02 PM »
Shin Soo Choo donating $1k each to all 190 players in the Texas Rangers minor league system

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Re: Minor Leagues and Coronavirus
« Reply #2: April 21, 2020, 09:49:17 PM »
Minor leagues expected to contract 42 teams, mostly rookie and short season

https://www.mlbdailydish.com/2020/4/21/21229598/mlb-reduce-number-of-milb-teams-coronavirus

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Recent articles on the negotiations between MiLB and Major League Baseball (MLB) are largely inaccurate. There have been no agreements on contraction or any other issues. MiLB looks forward to continuing the good faith negotiations with MLB tomorrow as we work toward an agreement that best ensures the future of professional baseball throughout the United States and Canada.

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Re: Minor Leagues and Coronavirus
« Reply #3: April 21, 2020, 10:11:36 PM »
Minor leagues expected to contract 42 teams, mostly rookie and short season

https://www.mlbdailydish.com/2020/4/21/21229598/mlb-reduce-number-of-milb-teams-coronavirus

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Contraction is inevitable now.

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Re: Minor Leagues and Coronavirus
« Reply #4: April 21, 2020, 10:37:55 PM »
I just want to see some of the axed teams along with the atlantic league, frontier league, and the American association (the top three independent leagues) form an independent promotion relegation entity between them with 2-3 tiers and possibly farm teams that play as the 4 pm part of a doubleheader before the big boy squad.   

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Re: Minor Leagues and Coronavirus
« Reply #5: April 24, 2020, 09:55:27 PM »
I just want to see some of the axed teams along with the atlantic league, frontier league, and the American association (the top three independent leagues) form an independent promotion relegation entity between them with 2-3 tiers and possibly farm teams that play as the 4 pm part of a doubleheader before the big boy squad.

Can't see them opening major league facilities early and pay staff for all that. However, an independent league re-org with enterprising cities and owners emerging from any contraction could be interesting. They may end up marketing the sport to the public better than the current braintrust (sic).