Major League Baseball, which last expanded in 1998, has some tidying up to do, but for Commissioner Rob Manfred, he envisions a team in the Pacific and Eastern time zones. “Baseball is a growth industry,” Manfred said. “Eventually, we’d like to get to 32 teams.” Baseball America, via Maury Brown, profiles six (6) potential markets, including Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville, Montreal, and Vancouver. Read more here.
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Following a banner 2018 season, during which the Dash led all High-A teams in attendance and topped the Carolina League in wins, the Winston-Salem franchise has been honored as the Class A recipient of the Bob Freitas Award, recognizing the top overall operation at each level of the Minor Leagues by Baseball America. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Dayton Dragons President & General Manager Robert Murphy has been selected as the 2018 Minor League Baseball Executive of the Year by Baseball America, the industry trade publication. The award is presented annually to one individual from among all executives in 16 leagues and 190 teams across Minor League Baseball.
Logomania is a fan-fueled contest to select the best MiLB cap based on your votes. 64 teams are entered into the contest but only one team will be crowned champion. Make sure to vote for your favorite cap and share with other passionate fans to move your team through each round. Read more here.
The college baseball fan’s attention largely focused on the game on the field, which is almost completely unlike the family-friendly atmosphere of the minor leagues, where on-field action is almost secondary to promotions, mascots and concessions. Read more here.
Three years ago, Baseball America took a crack at ranking the best ballparks in the minor leagues. Now, they’ve given it another go. They sent surveys to broadcasters and scouts across the country and asked them for their take on the subject. Read more here.
Josh Norris from Baseball America takes a look at the affiliation shuffle and what’s going on in the world of player development contracts. Read more here.