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With billions of dollars in revenue lost by Major League Baseball and a collective bargaining agreement set to expire following 2021, sweeping changes throughout the sport loom large over the next 12 months. Somewhat coincidentally and entirely unfortunate, MLB is preparing to make grand changes to the landscape of Minor League Baseball, taking over the operation of the minors in an effort to reduce costs, increase revenues and improve the quality of life for prospects. The biggest element of this transformation is the impending plan to reduce 160 teams across MiLB to just 120 through the removal of short-season leagues. Such a decision not only allows a later date for the MLB Draft, but also creates competition between cities and…

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