REPORT: The 2020 Minor League Season Will Officially Be Cancelled Today


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.

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