We knew it was coming. We’ve known it was coming for months now. But it’s still very sad.
The 2020 Minor League Baseball season will be cancelled:
Now the fallout.
For most minor league players, this means no baseball this year, save for the possibility being allowed to do a little time in an independent league (if they play), or doing an expanded instructional league in the fall (if they play). It’s just a terrible thing for player development, and while my concerns are primarily for the individual players and the health of the sport as a whole, I also think it sucks hard for the Cubs, who had just invested so heavily in player development. This was going to be a critical year.
As for the Minor League Baseball enterprise on the whole, things are going to look incredible different next year – and that’s only after getting through the pain of this year, which will include so many lost jobs. It’s a nightmare.