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Good News made this announcement yesterday.  It’s good news for the Timber Rattlers, the Midwest League, and all of minor league baseball.

Major League Baseball and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL) have reached an agreement on a new six-year Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA), extending through the 2020 season, it was announced today.

The NAPBL leagues unanimously approved the agreement in January, followed by the unanimous approval of Major League Baseball owners.

The agreement guarantees that Major League teams will field at least 160 National Association teams through the life of the extension by means of Player Development Contracts (PDC) and/or ownership of National Association teams.

Once more….with FEELING, Ben Hill!

The relationship between Major and Minor League Baseball can be summed up by Frank Sinatra’s ruminations on love and marriage — You can’t have one without the other.

The arrangement that binds the two entities is called the Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA), which, most crucially, provides industry stability with its assurance that Major League Baseball will field at least 160 Minor League teams. This guarantee is formalized through Player Development Contracts (PDCs), the two or four-year agreements that bind Major League teams and Minor League affiliates.

On Tuesday it was announced that Major League Baseball and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues (NAPBL, the governing body of Minor League Baseball) have reached a new agreement that will extend the PBA through 2020.


Every time I think about doing a mailbag column on the blog or on the website, I read one of the Aks mailbag columns and go: No. I don’t need to – or want to – do that.

Here is the latest penance/punishment for an anonymous staffer.  Picking four favorites out of here would be like picking my four favorite beers.  They are all good and after the first three it really doesn’t matter anymore.

I am hoping that you can help me identify a player’s name? He’s number is No. 38 and would have played in the Southern League in 1994 or in the following years! Can you help me with that information or let me know where I might be able to research it?Tracy N.

Can’t help you much there. We’d need more specific information. Players change uniform numbers often as it is, so it’s impossible to say.

Hi, do you know your phone number, because Jonathan wants to talk to the baseball players on the phone. Jonathan wants to ask the baseball players some questions on the phone. Jonathan

Yes, we do know our phone number, and no, there are no players currently here at our office to speak with. The best way to chat with a Minor Leaguer would probably be at the ballpark before and after games. Many players stick around to sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Why do we in America pay our Minor League players so little? We have so many out-of-the-country players — why do we pay the American players so little? Thank you. — Lisa L.

Minor League players are employees of Major League clubs. The salaries of first-year players are established by the Major Leagues for each Minor League classification or league. After a player’s first year, salaries are negotiable. Where a player is from has no bearing on his salary. Most Minor Leaguers are paid according to the number of years they have played and the classification at which they are playing.

Hello. I need 20 pocket schedules for 2011, is it possible? Thank you very much.Johanne L. does not have any pocket schedules. Individual Minor League teams may be able to send you schedules upon request. Schedules are available on for your perusal.

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