Major League Baseball is currently negotiating a new Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) with the Minor League Baseball, which acts as the sprawling feeder system and training pipeline for the major leagues. When it comes to the MLB, the MiLB will massively restructure, including the possible elimination of a quarter of all minor league teams from across the country.
Baseball America reported on MLB's restructuring proposal making it clear that this comes from the early stages of a likely long and difficult process that reportedly started "farther" with the two sides that they have participated in PBA negotiations since 1
"From the perspective of the MLB clubs, our primary objective is to improve what we perceive to be ineligible facilities for potential MLB players and to improve working conditions for the MLBs, including improving their compensation their transportation and hotel accommodations provide better geographical links between major league clubs and their affiliates, as well as better geographic relationships. A good lineup of leagues to reduce player traffic. "
The facilities should adhere to a reasonable level of comfort and functionality, and the MLB has apparently determined that about 25 percent of all MiLB facilities are well below" reasonable levels " for players in the pipelines of big league clubs. Instead of investing to bring these facilities up to date, MLB's proposal would reduce the total number of Player Development Contracts – the partner contracts agreed between MLB and MiLB teams – to 120. This would significantly reduce the number of teams in the minors of each MLB franchise It is possible that some of these newly disconnected teams will continue to exist independently of MLB's partner network, but Baseball America ] Paying a good number would not survive can. In any case, cutting the affiliate network would reduce MLB's share of spending on maintaining baseball leagues and teams in small leagues. Well, the minors. The minor league salaries must rise significantly go awry or not just as the owners win a multi-year campaign for soft collusion to cut back on major league salaries. As the math blog by Nate Tinfoil pointed out last month analytics, technology and specialization offer the opportunity to revise what it means to develop a perspective. And a certain type of seasoned fan is already prepared to think of something that makes the ownership of a baseball team more profitable, or keeps its profitability as a wise business in the face of changing work dynamics:
The MiLB, for obvious reasons, is pushing for the dramatic restructuring idea The MLB returns, and Baseball America warns that this PBA hearing is "already controversial" This is all just a suggestion, but it paints a pretty sad picture of what the baseball owners are for the future of minors see. God help you if you're someone who likes to watch baseball games only in .
[ Baseball America