New York Minor League Franchise Likely Folding
This New York minor league baseball based franchise will likely be closing their doors later this year. In a recent piece by syracuse.com Lindsay Kramer reported that the Auburn Doubledays would not be renewing the contract of their general manager David Lindberg. Lindberg did not have the opportunity to serve in his role as general manger this season due to COVID-19. The Auburn Doubledays along with Batavia and Staten Island were the other New York teams that appeared on the list of forty two teams likely to be contracted by the MLB according to Baseball America
What if at all impact does that have for the Tri-City Valley Cats? The answer to that is still to be determined. Earlier this week the contract between minor league baseball and major league baseball expired. What teams will move to what levels? How long will the season be? What franchise will the Valley Cats even represent? Stay tuned to 104.5 The Team over the next few weeks as more details emerge.
In case you missed it, last month ESPN.com posted an article explaining the plan for the minor league system's likely use for the MLB in the next few years. You can read that article here
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