It really hasn’t been a banner off-season for Major League Baseball.
The big story of the winter thus far has been about how the Houston Astros — the team who already proved themselves to be so wildly unlikable during the playoffs with their assistant general manager’s disturbing comments directed at a female reporter and the organization’s subsequent we-don’t-really-give-a-fuck response — have been engaged in a massive technologically-driven sign-stealing controversy.
Jomboy, a Yankees vlogger/podcaster who blew up this year thanks to his excellent breakdown videos of various big moments in baseball games, posted a video last week showing how the Astros were using cameras and loud banging noises to help their batters know what pitch was coming next. With each passing day, more information is unearthed about how the eventual World Series Champions basically cheated their way to a title.
While all this is going on, MLB’s plan to kill a whole bunch of Minor League Baseball teams has kinda flown under the radar. Last month, J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together an extensive report detailing how MLB was planning to slash Minor League Baseball from 160 to 120 teams beginning in the 2021 season.
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation