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Re: MLB Topics
« Reply #271 on: August 26, 2019, 09:41:44 pm »

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Re: MLB Topics
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« Reply #274 on: October 21, 2019, 12:53:23 pm »
I can see MLB deciding to apply the Arizona Fall League model for all levels of MLB-affiliated player development.
They could build a complex of 5 or 6 baseball fields in a few different locations and run games day and night. MLB staff could then monitor their prospects without needing to travel much themselves.
MLB likely sees no value in minor league players taking frequent multi-hour bus rides and consuming dubious nutrition. MLB could better control how prospects' non-game hours are spent.
MLB surely would have no qualms about abandoning minor league cities and towns around the country.

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« Reply #275 on: October 22, 2019, 12:12:58 pm »
If I had the cash for a MLB team, I would like to own my minor league teams to keep my triple AAA teams close to home but far enough away to expand my fan base and try to get stadiums that mirror the big league footprint for better evaluation.