Regional News: Colorado congressmen ask baseball commissioner to keep minor league teams

In this April 18, 2018, file photo, Debbie McCracken, left, and Ted Grimm, both of Millcreek Township, watch the Erie SeaWolves play the Trenton Thunder in the opening game of a Double-A baseball doubleheader in Erie, Pa. Major League Baseball is pushing a proposal to whack 42 teams and several entire leagues from its vast network of minor-league affiliates that bring the game to every corner of country.
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By Michael Karlik | The Gazette

Six of Colorado’s congressmen have written to the commissioner of Major League Baseball expressing their opposition to the proposed elimination of 42 of the 160 minor league teams.

“Having access to minor league teams not only has unmatched economic benefits to the areas [outside of Denver], but they allow for families to enjoy professional baseball games in their hometowns,” reads the letter dated Thursday.

U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton, Jason Crow, Doug Lamborn, Joe Neguse, Ed Perlmutter and Ken Buck all signed.

They were responding to the announcement that MLB would cut the number of player development contracts, which link a Major League team to a minor league franchise.


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November 2019