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MadThinker88

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I was hoping he would stay in our organization since he is from the Columbus area (Dublin). He was defense only so not a big loss in the end, but we do lack upper level INFs
Clears the way for Ernie Clement to take over in CBus & that might not be a bad thing....
 

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What's going to happen to the Astros? Vacating 2017 and loss of draft picks? My money is on sweeping it under the rug.
 

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Initially saw it as a bad thing. I guess how could you not from the headline "MLB Proposal Would Eliminate 42 Minor League Teams" ?

Seems to make sense though, especially if the below goals are sincere:
The list of the 42 minor league teams has been released via the NY Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/spor ... posal.html

Yes, Mahoning Valley on the chopping block.
Kinda surprised that San Antonio TX/ Fresnso CA/ Beloit WI are NOT on the chopping block list...

Tried making a table of the info to condense list so easier to reference...

Auburn (N.Y.) Doubledays
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Washington Nationals
Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Miami Marlins
Billings (Mont.) Mustangs
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Binghamton (N.Y.) Rumble Ponies
Level: AA
League: Eastern League
Major league affiliate: Mets
Bluefield (W. Va.) Blue Jays
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Toronto Blue Jays
Bristol (Va.) Pirates
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Pittsburgh Pirates
Burlington (Iowa) Bees
Level: A
League: Midwest League
Major league affiliate: Los Angeles Angels
Burlington (N.C.) Royals
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Kansas City Royals
Chattanooga (Tenn.) Lookouts
Level: AA
League: Southern League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings
Level: A
League: Midwest League
Major league affiliate: Miami Marlins
(Norwich) Connecticut Tigers
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Detroit Tigers
Danville (Va.) Braves
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Atlanta Braves
Daytona (Fla.) Tortugas
Level: Advanced A
League: Florida State League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Elizabethton (Tenn.) Twins
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Minnesota Twins
Erie (Pa.) SeaWolves
Level: AA
League: Eastern League
Major league affiliate: Detroit Tigers
(Kissimmee) Florida Fire Frogs
Level: Advanced A
League: Florida State League
Major league affiliate: Atlanta Braves
Frederick (Md.) Keys
Level: Advanced A
League: Carolina League
Major league affiliate: Baltimore Orioles
Grand Junction (Colo.) Rockies
Level: Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Colorado Rockies
Great Falls (Mont.) Voyagers
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Chicago White Sox
Greeneville (Tenn.) Reds
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Hagerstown (Md.) Suns
Level: A
League: South Atlantic League
Major league affiliate: Washington Nationals
Idaho Falls Chukars
Level: Rookie Advanced
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Kansas City Royals
Jackson (Tenn.) Generals
Level: AA
League: Southern League
Major league affiliate: Arizona Diamondbacks
Johnson City (Tenn.) Cardinals
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: St. Louis Cardinals
Kingsport (Tenn.) Mets
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Mets
Lancaster (Calif.) Jethawks
Level: Advanced A
League: California League
Major league affiliate: Colorado Rockies
Lexington (Ky.) Legends
Level: A
League: South Atlantic League
Major league affiliate: Kansas City Royals
Lowell (Mass.) Spinners
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Boston Red Sox
Mahoning Valley (Ohio) Scrappers
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Cleveland Indians
Missoula (Mont.) PaddleHeads
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Arizona Diamondbacks
Ogden (Utah) Raptors
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Los Angeles Dodgers
Orem (Utah) Owlz
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Los Angeles Angels
Princeton (W. Va.) Rays
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays
Quad Cities (Iowa) River Bandits
Level: A
League: Midwest League
Major league affiliate: Houston Astros
Rocky Mountain (Colo.) Vibes
Level: Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Milwaukee Brewers
Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Volcanoes
Level: Short-Season A
League: Northwest League
Major league affiliate: San Francisco Giants
State College (Pa.) Spikes
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: St. Louis Cardinals
Staten Island (N.Y.) Yankees
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Yankees
Tri-City (Wash.) Dust Devils
Level: Short-Season A
League: Northwest League
Major league affiliate: San Diego Padres
(Burlington) Vermont Lake Monsters
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Oakland A’s
(Charleston) West Virginia Power
Level: A
League: South Atlantic League
Major league affiliate: Seattle Mariners
Williamsport (Pa.) Crosscutters
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Philadelphia Phillies
 

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I used to go to Voyagers games when I was little but my dad still talks about it. I get what MLB is trying to do, but at the same time it will do a ton of damage in some communities as well. The owners in the articles aren’t wrong at the end of the day. If you take away professional ball players it will be hard to keep people coming to the stadiums so you just essentially put a good 1000 players out of jobs and so this would effect thousands of people at the end of the day.

Baseball I think would still be a good sport even if they expanded so maybe instead of cutting 42 teams like that get 2 more MLB rosters and then phase out the other teams in the minors after that. It won’t save everyone but it would make the transition a little better in the end.
 

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Wow. If the mlb goes through with this and kills the Power here in Charleston, WV, it’ll get nasty around here.
not to mention a fun thing for the kids to do. Tix are less than $5 and it’s a fairy new/beautiful field.
 

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So what do we think will ultimately be the Astros' punishment?

From my point of view, this is the worst cheating scandal in baseball history. Maybe you can argue steroids were worse, but that was individuals, not an entire organization.

I think at minimum we'll see their world series rescinded.
 

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So what do we think will ultimately be the Astros' punishment?

From my point of view, this is the worst cheating scandal in baseball history. Maybe you can argue steroids were worse, but that was individuals, not an entire organization.

I think at minimum we'll see their world series rescinded.
Id hate to not see a WS winner for 2017, but it
may end up that way.
I think a multi million dollar fine, loss of many 1st and 2nd picks is definitely warranted.

Also, it’s not just the fact that they were stealing signs, but relaying it to players at bat in real time. Absurd
 

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The list of the 42 minor league teams has been released via the NY Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/spor ... posal.html

Yes, Mahoning Valley on the chopping block.
Kinda surprised that San Antonio TX/ Fresnso CA/ Beloit WI are NOT on the chopping block list...

Tried making a table of the info to condense list so easier to reference...

Auburn (N.Y.) Doubledays
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Washington Nationals
Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Miami Marlins
Billings (Mont.) Mustangs
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Binghamton (N.Y.) Rumble Ponies
Level: AA
League: Eastern League
Major league affiliate: Mets
Bluefield (W. Va.) Blue Jays
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Toronto Blue Jays
Bristol (Va.) Pirates
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Pittsburgh Pirates
Burlington (Iowa) Bees
Level: A
League: Midwest League
Major league affiliate: Los Angeles Angels
Burlington (N.C.) Royals
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Kansas City Royals
Chattanooga (Tenn.) Lookouts
Level: AA
League: Southern League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings
Level: A
League: Midwest League
Major league affiliate: Miami Marlins
(Norwich) Connecticut Tigers
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Detroit Tigers
Danville (Va.) Braves
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Atlanta Braves
Daytona (Fla.) Tortugas
Level: Advanced A
League: Florida State League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Elizabethton (Tenn.) Twins
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Minnesota Twins
Erie (Pa.) SeaWolves
Level: AA
League: Eastern League
Major league affiliate: Detroit Tigers
(Kissimmee) Florida Fire Frogs
Level: Advanced A
League: Florida State League
Major league affiliate: Atlanta Braves
Frederick (Md.) Keys
Level: Advanced A
League: Carolina League
Major league affiliate: Baltimore Orioles
Grand Junction (Colo.) Rockies
Level: Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Colorado Rockies
Great Falls (Mont.) Voyagers
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Chicago White Sox
Greeneville (Tenn.) Reds
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Cincinnati Reds
Hagerstown (Md.) Suns
Level: A
League: South Atlantic League
Major league affiliate: Washington Nationals
Idaho Falls Chukars
Level: Rookie Advanced
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Kansas City Royals
Jackson (Tenn.) Generals
Level: AA
League: Southern League
Major league affiliate: Arizona Diamondbacks
Johnson City (Tenn.) Cardinals
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: St. Louis Cardinals
Kingsport (Tenn.) Mets
Level: Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Mets
Lancaster (Calif.) Jethawks
Level: Advanced A
League: California League
Major league affiliate: Colorado Rockies
Lexington (Ky.) Legends
Level: A
League: South Atlantic League
Major league affiliate: Kansas City Royals
Lowell (Mass.) Spinners
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Boston Red Sox
Mahoning Valley (Ohio) Scrappers
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Cleveland Indians
Missoula (Mont.) PaddleHeads
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Arizona Diamondbacks
Ogden (Utah) Raptors
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Los Angeles Dodgers
Orem (Utah) Owlz
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Los Angeles Angels
Princeton (W. Va.) Rays
Level: Advanced Rookie
League: Appalachian League
Major league affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays
Quad Cities (Iowa) River Bandits
Level: A
League: Midwest League
Major league affiliate: Houston Astros
Rocky Mountain (Colo.) Vibes
Level: Rookie
League: Pioneer League
Major league affiliate: Milwaukee Brewers
Salem-Keizer (Ore.) Volcanoes
Level: Short-Season A
League: Northwest League
Major league affiliate: San Francisco Giants
State College (Pa.) Spikes
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: St. Louis Cardinals
Staten Island (N.Y.) Yankees
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Yankees
Tri-City (Wash.) Dust Devils
Level: Short-Season A
League: Northwest League
Major league affiliate: San Diego Padres
(Burlington) Vermont Lake Monsters
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Oakland A’s
(Charleston) West Virginia Power
Level: A
League: South Atlantic League
Major league affiliate: Seattle Mariners
Williamsport (Pa.) Crosscutters
Level: Short-Season A
League: New York-Penn League
Major league affiliate: Philadelphia Phillies
I have season tickets to the local orioles short season A squad. I think half the damn league was just cut. Im shocked the Ironbirds werent. There is a ton of back and forth about who is actually going to take care of that stadium.

glad it wasnt, but with most of the league gone im curious who they will play. Also probably explains why I heard about season tickets next year, then got nothing after that. Usually im getting calls every 2 weeks asking me to re-new
 

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