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    Farewell Greeneville Reds

    The Appalachian League is converting to a college summer league:

    https://www.mlb.com/appalachian-league/new-vision


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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    Man, I really hate what they're doing to the minor leagues. Jeff Luhnow is outed as a disgraced cheater, but they still go along with his pet project to overhaul and destroy the minors for "efficiency" (ie: cost-cutting) reasons.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    The minors are the best part of baseball. I can't believe they're destroying it. Baseball the industry is as dumb as baseball the game is great.

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    So i am assuming that this will be like the Cape Cod league - wooden bats?

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    For those keeping score at home, that's now 10 minor league franchises killed.
    Bud Selig: "I'm the worst commissioner ever"
    Rob Manfred: "Hold my beer"

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    Man I really thought it wasn't possible to have a more out of touch commish than Roger Goodell... MLB exceeded that by many levels. #FireManfred.
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    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.

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    It seems kind of strange that while trying to increase the game's popularity the bean-counters would destroy teams that have been part of baseball and fans' lives for decades. Pretty stupid and short-sighted in my opinion, and not a very good reflection of Rob Manfred's leadership.

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    This is what happens when people who hate baseball are running it.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    This is what happens when people who hate baseball are running it.
    One might argue this could be related to capitalism, but this might not be the proper forum to discuss that.

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    Didn't we just buy the Greeneville Reds?

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by podgejeff_ View Post
    Didn't we just buy the Greeneville Reds?
    Yes..... but it's probably a lot less complicated than you think.

    The Reds bought the rights to the franchise. But they didn't buy any land, a stadium - none of that. They leased the stadium from a local college. They outsourced running the franchise from a non-player personnel/coaching to Boyd Sports (they do this for a handful of teams in the Tennessee area).

    I do not know how much the Reds paid for the franchise, but it was probably a very small amount of money.

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Yes..... but it's probably a lot less complicated than you think.

    The Reds bought the rights to the franchise. But they didn't buy any land, a stadium - none of that. They leased the stadium from a local college. They outsourced running the franchise from a non-player personnel/coaching to Boyd Sports (they do this for a handful of teams in the Tennessee area).

    I do not know how much the Reds paid for the franchise, but it was probably a very small amount of money.
    Ah. That's not so bad then.

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    Re: Farewell Greeneville Reds

    They probably gave a dollar for the franchise. The Astros were the Greeneville team for about 8 years prior to the Reds coming in. Greeneville just needed a team to come in.


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