Staten Island Yankees Are Suing Their Former Parent and Major League Baseball

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Staten Island Yankees Are Suing Their Former Parent and Major League Baseball

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When you make the decision to contract affiliated minor league baseball from 160 teams to 120 teams, there are going to be consequences. Some of those are the intended consequences – consolidation, improved facilities, smaller pool, etc. – and some will be unintended, but inevitable.

Like lawsuits.

The Staten Island Yankees, who are going to be chopped from the Yankees’ farm system despite their belief that they’d been promised a place, are suing the New York Yankees and MLB:

It’s a sad byproduct of MLB’s plan going forward, which aims to preserve baseball in the communities losing affiliations, but which also doesn’t really provide the same thing as a brand extension of a big league club, that club’s minor league players, etc.

I expect we’ll see more fighting like this ahead. The official announcement on which minor league teams are staying, which orgs they’ll be in, and which leagues they’ll be in, could come any day now.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.