Minor League Baseball (MiLB)
In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Sorare chief executive and co-founder Nicolas Julia and chief operating officer Ryan Spoon. Fisher and Russo also discuss the record-setting naming rights agreement in Los Angeles, California, between Anschutz Entertainment Group and cryptocurrency company Crypto.com, global sports data company Sportradar’s large-scale contract renewal with the National Basketball Association, and Fenway Sports Group’s advancing efforts to purchase the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins.
Club owners to provide furnished housing for most player prospects
League extends its pattern of using the affiliated minors as a key testing site
Saliva-based virus testing to be conducted across affiliated minors
Experimentation of advanced umpiring system set for Class A level of MiLB
Seeking to manage pandemic impacts, MLB to revive alternate sites used in 2020
Regionalized play, six-game series key parts of reformatted slate
All 120 clubs invited to be part of new structure sign licensing agreements
The cost of constructing Polar Park, the new home of Triple-A team Worcester Red Sox, has ballooned to $157m so far, making the facility the most expensive minor league baseball stadium ever built.
Lack of vaccinations, social distancing needs likely to revise spring training
Club agrees to lower classification in order to stay affiliated with MLB
Invitations formally tendered to 119 clubs for new minor league structure
Chuck Greenberg, veteran minor league baseball club owner and chairman and managing partner of the State College (Pennsylvania) Spikes discusses the historic shift of the franchise from the lower-levels of professional baseball to a new amateur league aimed at showcasing draft-eligible players.
Minor league club seeks to fight back against loss of MLB affiliation
League has now placed 23 formerly affiliated minor league clubs in new structures
MLB club keeps Binghamton affiliation, which had been targeted for contraction