Originally Posted by The DARK
Are there any rules against silently operating a team like that? We could regularly promote players straight to Bakersfield from Billings and then demote them to Dayton, while simultaneously putting all of our coaching talent in Dayton.
Also, is there any chance that Bakersfield will fold on it's own? They may have a contract, but paying rent on a stadium and running a minor league team out with an attendance of 300 doesn't seem like any way to make a profit.
In A-ball, no more than two players can have more than five years of minor-league service time. In rookie leagues (e.g. Billings), there are various limits on the ages of players.