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    Major league baseball has a plan...

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...eague-overhaul

    Sooo, Major league baseball has proposed un-affiliating with 42 minor league teams. Yeah, that's bound to be good for the game SMH.

    But wait, apparently Congress disagrees, as do I.

    Thoughts?

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    In my view, MLB has grasped for itself, in recent years, far too much control over what Major League teams can do and how they can operate. Yes, it makes logistical and financial sense to have one's minor league affiliates in close proximity to the big club - particularly at the AA and AAA level, where call-ups are frequent - but measures to make that happen have been taken by most teams in recent years without any dictates from MLB on the issue.

    The Major League clubs pay the minor leaguers' salaries for the privilege of being able to move them around, call them up, send them down or release them at a moment's notice. These proposed changes MIGHT work out, but it appears to me that MLB's motivation here is less a concern for the the state of the farm teams' facilities than it is a way to save a few bucks at any cost. Given the choice between having to play in a less than great stadium and being, in effect, cut loose from affiliated baseball, I have to think that 100% of the players who would be affected wouldn't have to think twice about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jigglepete View Post
    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...eague-overhaul

    Sooo, Major league baseball has proposed un-affiliating with 42 minor league teams. Yeah, that's bound to be good for the game SMH.

    But wait, apparently Congress disagrees, as do I.

    Thoughts?
    Congress has their own problems and should butt out. But MLB should lose any anti-trust exemptions they may have.
    Last edited by donttread; 11-23-2019 at 01:44 PM.

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