MLB's minor-league realignment plan hurts the Yankees and the league

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MLB's minor-league realignment plan hurts the Yankees and the league
MLB's minor-league realignment plan hurts the Yankees and the league

Minor-league depth has been one of the Yankees' biggest strengths over the past several seasons. The organization carried nine teams across seven leagues last year, and houses tons of potential talent in the states and internationally. Change is coming to the system, however, and it begins with a mandate from Major League Baseball. MLB has selected teams from every organization to be disbanded from the minor league system, a reported list of 42 clubs. The Yankees would lose their Class A short-season team, the Staten Island Yankees, as part of this move. There has been growing pressure from the player's union and other sources to improve minor leaguers pay, as MLB doesn't have to provide them

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