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* SAVE the SCRAPPERS * Indians A ball affiliate as MLB looks to save money cut 40 Minor League teams.

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* SAVE the SCRAPPERS * Indians A ball affiliate as MLB looks to save money cut 40 Minor League teams.

The Mahoning Valley is rallying.   https://www.wfmj.com/story/41695135/ohio-lawmakers-pass-resolution-to-support-mahoning-valley-scrappers

With the Regional Chamber's Columbus Drive-In contingency present, both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly passed a resolution in support of the Scrappers and opposing the Major League Baseball league's decision to get rid of the team, along with 39 other minor league teams across the country.

The Chamber, business community, and government leaders have been rallying behind the Scrappers since the MLB announced its plan to consolidate and eliminate teams and requested that policymakers in Columbus also rally its support to encourage the league to keep the team in the Valley.

"We would like to thank our senators and representatives and the Regional Chamber for their help in putting this resolution on the Ohio Senate and House floors. We appreciate the continuous support provided as we fight to keep the Mahoning Valley Scrappers a part of affiliated baseball past the 2020 season," said Mahoning Valley Scrappers' General Manager, Jordan Taylor. 

The Scrappers employ more than 200 full and part-time employees, supporting numerous local businesses and donating hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to local charities........... continued in the link......

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I wonder what's next if/when MLB cuts these 40 teams?  

Yes it might be just business but it does affect these small town communities in many ways.  It has been convienant for the Indians too.

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So....its a case of just the fat cats wanting to get fatter, at the expense of the small guys. Don't pay for minor league development.  Keep more of that money in our pockets. 

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plus are the  MLB in the latino / caribbean developmental leagues looking to expand?

if so -  what does that say?

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3 hours ago, FairHooker11 said:

plus are the  MLB in the latino / caribbean developmental leagues looking to expand?

if so -  what does that say?

A lot.  Why is GM building cars in Mexico?  Yes it's just a kids game wrapped up in a big business.      ;)

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the Kaiser(salem oregon) team will be gone they allways drew a ok crowd

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