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18 minutes ago, pcq said:

I think Pittsburgh could be more likely sent there but they might have to wait a year. MLB can order people around but how quickly. Sox have a nice set-up in NC. The next couple weeks a lot of moves could be announced. The Yankees just ditched nearby AA Trenton for a more affluent community.  I also question if there will be fans Opening Day, which seems too tentative.

I was thinking the same. Either Pittsburgh or Cleveland. Pittsburgh is 3 hours away Cleveland 4 hours away. Less than an hour flight 

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Linked below is a good article regarding the defeat of MLB through the Supreme Court, and good possibility of a positive result for minor league players MLB refuses to pay minimum wage.

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/62717/senne-v-mlb-could-bring-change-to-milb-players-from-past-present-and-future/

 

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Nationals are going to Rochester instead of Richmond. Astros have settled in nearby Sugar Land for AAA which they now own. At least two independents have become part of the MiLB system. It will take a while for all of the MLB realignment plans to take place. 

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I know that the Sox aren't going to bring their affiliates to the local area but I would love to see that happen.  Same with the Cubs.  Not only could Chicago baseball fans support their favorite teams' minor leaguers but the Sox-Cubs rivalry could be developed at the MiLB level, and I think it would be great for those teams from an attendance and revenue standpoint.  Similarly I think it would be ideal if that could occur everywhere where natural rivalries exist.  It would be great if the Sox could also play the Brewers affiliates a lot just because there's a lot of interest there as well.

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Wasn't it just a year or so ago that some posters were advocating the Sox expand their minor league teams. And, it made sense.  We even admired those teams with the extra affiliate, like Astros, Yanks, etc. Now the contraction fever is taking hold everywhere.  Simultaneously, there was pressure to increase pay to minor leaguers, based on minimum wage concepts, etc.  Then Covid hit us.  Things are changing fast.

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15 minutes ago, knightni said:

Are the Sox staying in Kannapolis / Winston Salem / Birmingham / Charlotte?

It hasn't been confirmed but there's been pieces in articles that state indicate this isn't likely to change. 

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On 11/15/2020 at 2:07 PM, yesterday333 said:

I am pretty sure the whole pioneer league is done... sadly for us here in MT

i am guessing only, but I think we will still have Pioneer League baseball here next season. However, if they cut it is 2022 i think these teams should sue and the cities where they are located should sue MLB. Some of these communities have spent taxpayer money to build new ballparks to meet MLB requirements and now get stuck with no baseball teams. I just think this is a slap in the face to baseball fans that enjoy and support the game. 

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