BA: MLB floats proposal that would eliminate 42 minor league teams.

BA: MLB floats proposal that would eliminate 42 minor league teams. Dramatic stuff here. Reduction of teams, moving teams/leagues around in classifications or eliminating them, moving and shrinking the draft, cost shifting from MLB to MILB, some indy teams might join the affiliated minors in the proposal… big, big changes have been proposed. Source: http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/ba_mlb_floats_proposal_that_would_eliminate_42_minor_league_teams

The hit-by-pitch god

The hit-by-pitch god In the latest edition of SB Nation’s “Dorktown,” Jon Bois and Alex Rubenstein statistically rhapsodize on the career of “an otherwise normal-seeming person, who, to an extent baseball has never before seen, willingly uses his own body as a human baseball bat”—Brandon Guyer. Don’t miss the graphic around 8:30 and stay for…

Cubs shake up player-development operation

Cubs shake up player-development operation CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs shook up their player-development operation, with Matt Dorey taking over as senior vice president of player development and directors of pitching and hitting being appointed. Dorey, Chicago’s director of amateur scouting the past six years, was previously a scout for the Boston Red Sox…