ATLANTA — Nobody’s sure there’ll be a major league season. Everyone assumes there won’t be a minor league season, though no official announcement has been made.
Here’s J.J. Cooper, executive editor of the authoritative Baseball America: “There are three things we know. One, the current plan at the major league level has a taxi squad, which essentially is saying, ‘We’re not playing minor league baseball.’ Two, minor league operators across the board are adamant: ‘If we don’t play (before) fans, we’re not playing the games. It doesn’t make sense for us. Why would we carry these expenses with no revenue?’ And three, every issue major league baseball has as far as different jurisdictions is true at the minor league level – but more complicated because they’re in more states. If the Pacific Coast League, which is in seven states, has three states where it’s OK to play games and four where it’s not, what do you do?”