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House resolution proposed against minor league contraction

House resolution proposed against minor league contraction Photo: MGN.

AP
Created: January 28, 2020 03:26 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Four members of the House of Representatives introduced a resolution urging Major League Baseball not to follow through with its proposal to eliminate 42 current minor league teams. MLB made the proposal last year to the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, which is the governing body of the minors, during negotiations for a Professional Baseball Agreement to replace the deal that expires after the 2020 season.MLB wants to cut short-season leagues and reduce the number of farm teams each big league club affiliates with. The Batavia Muckdogs were on the original list of teams that were proposed to be eliminated. It has proposed replacing the eliminated minor league teams with a not yet defined Dream League.

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