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Old 10-19-2019, 12:49 PM
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Reduce the number of affiliated minor league teams by 25%.

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Old 10-19-2019, 01:03 PM
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Kids would just start in low A instead of rookie ball or go from rookie to A. In a few years the level of competition at A would even out. You might even see High A go away and simply go from A to AA.

Some players would be cut before they really get a chance to develop but they will end up on independent teams and then if they excel get picked up again by a MLB affiliated team.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:43 PM
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Iím fine with this. No one should need to do more than 5 years in the minors anyway.

Go with a 3-2-3-2 plan in the next CBA. 3 years until Rule 5 eligibility (currently 4 or 5, depending on age at signing), 2 option years (currently 3), 3 years until arbitration eligibility (with no more Super 2 guessing games), 2 years until free agency eligibility (currently 3 or 4, depending on Super 2 status).
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:28 PM
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I'm not cool with this because it would put a lot of people out of work, not only players. I'm thinking everyone who works for these organizations, even if it's not the only thing they do for a living. I know this wouldn't affect the American Association, which I'm grateful for since I've been a fill-in scorer for the Gary SouthShore RailCats for two of the past three years, but I would hate to lose that opportunity, and it would put my friend out of a broadcasting job. Lot of things to consider here.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:39 PM
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I'm not cool with this because it would put a lot of people out of work, not only players. I'm thinking everyone who works for these organizations, even if it's not the only thing they do for a living. I know this wouldn't affect the American Association, which I'm grateful for since I've been a fill-in scorer for the Gary SouthShore RailCats for two of the past three years, but I would hate to lose that opportunity, and it would put my friend out of a broadcasting job. Lot of things to consider here.
Teams may continue to exist, just not be affiliated with a MLB club.

Edit: And as much as I hope your friend doesn't lose his job, the 50-75 broadcasting jobs that might go away won't be part of MLB decision.
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Old 10-19-2019, 02:49 PM
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Apparently the MiLB teams that get deaffiliated would become part of a "Dream League" for players who are not part of an MLB organization but still want to play pro ball. The "Dream League" would be owned by MLB.

So basically MLB would be running its own independent league.
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Old 10-19-2019, 03:32 PM
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Teams may continue to exist, just not be affiliated with a MLB club.

Edit: And as much as I hope your friend doesn't lose his job, the 50-75 broadcasting jobs that might go away won't be part of MLB decision.
The American Association is independent ball, so it won't be affected by this.
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Iím fine with this. No one should need to do more than 5 years in the minors anyway.
You're right. Scott Podsednik should have been cut well before his seven years in the minors took place. Would have saved the Sox the trouble of playing in the cold and rain in late October, 2005.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:08 PM
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You're right. Scott Podsednik should have been cut well before his seven years in the minors took place. Would have saved the Sox the trouble of playing in the cold and rain in late October, 2005.
2 of those years could have just taken place in the majors.

10 years is plenty of time for players to be beholden to the teams that draft them.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:31 PM
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2 of those years could have just taken place in the majors.

10 years is plenty of time for players to be beholden to the teams that draft them.
It's a free country. If a team wants to pay some guy for 10 years or more to be a minor leaguer, so what?
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:20 PM
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You're right. Scott Podsednik should have been cut well before his seven years in the minors took place. Would have saved the Sox the trouble of playing in the cold and rain in late October, 2005.
Theoretically Scott Podsednik would have been cut from his MLB organization after 5 years, then would have gone to a "Dream League" team from which any organization could have signed him as an FA. That's how the new MiLB is supposed to work I think.
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