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"Despicable" Plan and Tactics Bring MiLB under MLB's Total Control

OSC Original by Paul Reeths
November 9, 2020 - Over the weekend, the New York Yankees gave us the first glimpse into Major League Baseball's grand plan to reorganize Minor League Baseball. While rumors of the changes have echoed through minor league cities for months, MLB fittingly let the Evil Empire provide confirmation of the sweeping changes it is now unveiling. Gone will be 40 affiliated Minor League Baseball teams in communities across the country. The doomed organizations will be converted into college wood bat teams, offered the opportunity to join the indepen... Full Story

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Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report

OSC Original by Dan Krieger
November 9, 2020 - BASEBALL Minor League Baseball (MiLB): Major League Baseball's New York Yankees will no longer be affiliated with the Trenton Thunder of the Double-A Eastern League, the Charleston (SC) RiverDogs of the low Class-A South Atlantic League and the Staten Island Yankees of the short-season Class-A New York-Penn League (NYPL). The Yankees will make the Somerset Patriots (Bridgewater, NJ), a team that has been part of the independent Atlantic League since the 1998 season, its new Double-A affiliate starting with the 2021 se... Full Story

Two Former Fightin's Secure Gold Gloves

November 4, 2020 - Last night, Cesar Hernández and J.P. Crawford were awarded the top defensive award for their respective positions. Both athletes played for the Reading Fightin Phils at the start of their careers and received the call up to the Philadelphia Phillies before moving to other organizations. Hernández, of the Cleveland Indians, won his first Gold Glove at second base. He played the most games at this position with 58 of 60 under his belt. Hernández also recorded the most assists with 139, while adding 67 of his own pe... Full Story

Nola, Bohm Among Phillies up for 2020 All-MLB Team

October 30, 2020 - Major League Baseball has announced the candidates for the 2020 All-MLB Team voted for equally by fans and a panel of experts. The Philadelphia Phillies have four nominees: Alec Bohm (3rd base), Bryce Harper (Outfield), Aaron Nola (Starting Pitcher), and J.T. Realmuto (Catcher). This is only the second season MLB is featuring these awards. Former R-Phils Alec Bohm and Aaron Nola were highlights in the Phillies roster this season. Nola ranked 20th among all starters. He went five and five with a 3.28 ERA in 12 games. Nola ... Full Story

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