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2021 Minor League Season
« Topic Start: October 30, 2020, 11:54:58 AM »
The Athletic reports MLB is discussing a staggered start to the Minor League season in 2021 that would start with AAA first reporting to training camps in February

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/10/latest-on-plans-for-2021-minor-league-season.html

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #1: November 17, 2020, 01:48:34 PM »
I saw this article and figured this might be a good thread to park it.  Thoughts?  Washington AAA affiliate in Richmond???

https://www.talknats.com/2020/09/15/minor-leagues-look-like-2021/

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #2: November 17, 2020, 02:21:30 PM »
I saw this article and figured this might be a good thread to park it.  Thoughts?  Washington AAA affiliate in Richmond???

https://www.talknats.com/2020/09/15/minor-leagues-look-like-2021/


check out https://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=37179.0

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #4: November 23, 2020, 03:41:39 PM »
I read a rumor on another thread about Washington possibly absorbing the Frederick Keys, then I came across the article below.  I think it is just a hopeful fan rambling, and it wouldn't seem to make sense for the Nats to have 2 High-A affiliates, but nothing else this year seems to make sense.  Any thoughts??

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https://www.fredericknewspost.com/opinion/columns/could-the-frederick-keys-become-a-nationals-affiliate/article_6370b37f-4df7-5c63-8767-c0304fc026f1.html
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/opinion/columns/could-the-frederick-keys-become-a-nationals-affiliate/article_6370b37f-4df7-5c63-8767-c0304fc026f1.html

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #5: November 23, 2020, 03:59:39 PM »
I read a rumor on another thread about Washington possibly absorbing the Frederick Keys, then I came across the article below.  I think it is just a hopeful fan rambling, and it wouldn't seem to make sense for the Nats to have 2 High-A affiliates, but nothing else this year seems to make sense.  Any thoughts??

Link:
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/opinion/columns/could-the-frederick-keys-become-a-nationals-affiliate/article_6370b37f-4df7-5c63-8767-c0304fc026f1.html
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/opinion/columns/could-the-frederick-keys-become-a-nationals-affiliate/article_6370b37f-4df7-5c63-8767-c0304fc026f1.html
I think Frederick would possibly bump down a level.  The newer stadium with the longer relationship would probably stay in A+.

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #6: November 23, 2020, 04:16:32 PM »
I think Frederick would possibly bump down a level.  The newer stadium with the longer relationship would probably stay in A+.
Interesting. It could work, and potentially save a local team.  Man, the 2021 Minor League season is going to be interesting.

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #7: November 24, 2020, 03:44:05 PM »
MLB and its agreement with the Minors (MILB) expired on 09/30/2020. MLB is realigning and reconfiguring the minors. They are expected to have 120 minor league teams starting in 2021. In 2019, there had been 162. So, roughly, 42 teams getting the boot - or maybe 45 as it seems that there are 3 teams being purchased from the independent leagues (Somerset, NJ, St. Paul, MN and Sugarland, TX). MLB has not announced even what leagues will be returning. I've read that MLB will unveil its plan on Dec 1st.

Frederick was on a list floated earlier of teams getting the boot.

There are expected to be 4 levels: AAA, AA, High A and Low A.

This is up to date with what I have seen announced so far. I have not included minor league teams owned by their MLB partner.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fw8dPqjzEA13sDr-bxblonz9yglU88-8ybwj9xFIpOg/edit#gid=0

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #8: November 24, 2020, 07:41:18 PM »
MLB and its agreement with the Minors (MILB) expired on 09/30/2020. MLB is realigning and reconfiguring the minors. They are expected to have 120 minor league teams starting in 2021. In 2019, there had been 162. So, roughly, 42 teams getting the boot - or maybe 45 as it seems that there are 3 teams being purchased from the independent leagues (Somerset, NJ, St. Paul, MN and Sugarland, TX). MLB has not announced even what leagues will be returning. I've read that MLB will unveil its plan on Dec 1st.

Frederick was on a list floated earlier of teams getting the boot.

There are expected to be 4 levels: AAA, AA, High A and Low A.

This is up to date with what I have seen announced so far. I have not included minor league teams owned by their MLB partner.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fw8dPqjzEA13sDr-bxblonz9yglU88-8ybwj9xFIpOg/edit#gid=0

As has been suggested elsewhere, I think the only boot Fredericksburg would get would be to low-A. It showed its value as the alternate site this year with the new park, and the distance cannot be beat for organizational purposes.

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #9: November 25, 2020, 10:56:37 AM »
MLB and its agreement with the Minors (MILB) expired on 09/30/2020. MLB is realigning and reconfiguring the minors. They are expected to have 120 minor league teams starting in 2021. In 2019, there had been 162. So, roughly, 42 teams getting the boot - or maybe 45 as it seems that there are 3 teams being purchased from the independent leagues (Somerset, NJ, St. Paul, MN and Sugarland, TX). MLB has not announced even what leagues will be returning. I've read that MLB will unveil its plan on Dec 1st.

Frederick was on a list floated earlier of teams getting the boot.

There are expected to be 4 levels: AAA, AA, High A and Low A.

This is up to date with what I have seen announced so far. I have not included minor league teams owned by their MLB partner.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fw8dPqjzEA13sDr-bxblonz9yglU88-8ybwj9xFIpOg/edit#gid=0

I can't get the link.  @#$%!!!  Government computer.

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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #11: Today at 10:44:01 AM »
Fresno facing forced demotion.

https://www.fresnobee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/marek-warszawski/article247305919.html

Maybe going an independent route might not be the worst thing for them


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Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Reply #13: Today at 12:24:51 PM »
Maybe going an independent route might not be the worst thing for them
Meth League.