Welcome to another edition of Minor-League round up December 9th. We gather links to the most recent stories about Minor-League baseball and it them in one place for you.
State Island Yankees close their gates file suit
To start off with, the New York Post reports that the Staten Island Yankees have closed their gates and are suing their former club and MLB. If I were a betting man, (I’m not) I’d bet that there will be more lawsuits filed by other teams that don’t survive minor league contraction.
*We’ve got a growing list of the MiLB teams and their affiliates.
We should find out the 120 MiLB team affiliate list today
Speaking of affiliates, Baseball America posted that MLB should be sending out noticed to the minor league teams about their selections.
The Rule-5 draft is coming up on December 10th.
Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has a good write-up detailing the order of the Rule-5 draft. The order is the same as the draft, the reverse order of the 2020 standings.
I am curious to see how many players will be taken in the Minor-League phase of the Rule-5 draft.
Continuing with Rule-5 draft coverage, cbssports.com has a post about 17 names to know. There are a couple of former Yankees prospects on the list.
Ottawa Titans-Frontier League
For any fans interested in Independent League Baseball, ballparkdigest.com has a post on the name selection of the Ottawa Titans, a team in the Frontier League, who will start play on the 2021 season.
An MiLB owners story
At seattletimes.com there is a post about Peter Davis, who purchased a short-season minor league team, the Missoula PaddleHeads in 2019.
Umpire course by Jen Pawol
herald-review.com has a interesting post about one of the two female umpires in the minor leagues, Jen Pawol. Jen decided to use the list season to write an umpire course.