Oakland A’s furlough MiLBers

On May 26, news broke that the Oakland Athletics will no longer be paying their Minor League players during the pandemic. Players across Minor League Baseball were paid $400 a week since March. Players were contacted via email to let them know that their weekly pay would not be continued past June 1st, giving playersContinue reading “Oakland A’s furlough MiLBers”

3/20/2020 Update and Corona Response

What’s up baseball fans, It’s time to talk about Coronavirus and the impact it will have on this campaign, website, and plan going forward for 2020. We’re not going anywhere, but we do have to be fluid to respond to the changes in the Minor League Season. What’s happening: As of right now, MLB andContinue reading “3/20/2020 Update and Corona Response”

Minor League Moneyball: The Impact of MiLB on Local Economies

“You’ll have to forgive me,” said the woman at the register “We just got here, and I am trying to remember where everything is.” I smile and assure her it is no problem. She smiles back as she moves her finger to her chest and points to the logo for a local youth sports clubContinue reading “Minor League Moneyball: The Impact of MiLB on Local Economies”

“The Truth is in the Cards”

Top stars from the 42 Minor League Baseball Teams on the Chopping Block I was recently inspired by @BaseballTravelr‘s post of a picture of the 2012 Appalachian League Top Prospect Baseball card set with the post: Going through some of the @AppyLeague Top Prospect sets I picked up this week and throwing the Bullshit FlagContinue reading ““The Truth is in the Cards””

SaveMiLB Spotlight: Burlington Bees

Burlington BeesAffiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimMidwest League (Low-A)Burlington, Iowa When one thinks of Iowa and Baseball, they can’t help but think of the 1989 hit film Field of Dreams. Based on W.P. Kinsella’s 1982 book Shoeless Joe, the movie’s classic line “If you build it, they will come” hits home in SoutheasternContinue reading “SaveMiLB Spotlight: Burlington Bees”

SaveMiLB Spotlight: Vermont Lake Monsters

Vermont Lake MonstersNew York-Penn League (Short-Season A-ball)Centennial FieldBurlington, Vermont While Fenway Park claims to be the oldest professional ballpark still in use, real baseball fans know that some 215 miles North of Boston is the real oldest ballpark still used in Pro Ball. Burlington, Vermont is home to Centennial Field and the Vermont Lake Monsters,Continue reading “SaveMiLB Spotlight: Vermont Lake Monsters”

Spotlight: Burlington Royals (N.C. – Appalachian League)

SaveMiLB Spotlight Series: Burlington RoyalsAppalachian League (Rookie)MLB Affiliate: Kansas City RoyalsBurlington, NC Burlington Athletic Stadium: If you love Minor League Baseball there are few places better to be than Burlington, North Carolina. The city of 53,000 is located smack-dab in the middle of one of biggest hotbeds of Minor League Baseball in the country andContinue reading “Spotlight: Burlington Royals (N.C. – Appalachian League)”

2-18-2020 update: IA, MA, TN, MT, and NC

Hi everyone, We have a couple quick hits to discuss as full-squad MLB workouts begin during Spring Training. While I am thrilled to have baseball around the corner, it also means that we as fans need to step up our efforts to keep all 162 Minor League teams in operation. Some recent news:– NBC’s TheContinue reading “2-18-2020 update: IA, MA, TN, MT, and NC”