Altoona Curve & Other Minor League Teams in Limbo

The minor leagues are prepared to agree to Major League Baseball’s proposal to cut guaranteed affiliations from 160 to 120 next year, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. In informal talks, parties have discussed the possibility of a radical overhaul in which MLB would take over all of many of the duties of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the minor league governing body. All of this , of course, the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Operating Officer for the Altoona Curve, david lozniak said “If anyone is telling you they’re not concerned about their survival, then that organization is lying.” Lozinak ((LOWES-knee-ack)) also said “No one has the extra $2 million, $3 million, $4 million in their bank account.” Ahead of an agreement, MLB said it will raise the pay of minor leaguers next year.