Do you see MLB taking over most of the major summer college league in the near future?
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I just posted about the Appalachian League for "the nation's top rising college freshman and sophomores." Here is the release:
It will be interesting to see what this means for leagues like the Cape and Northwoods League.
RJM and PT Wood;
MLB has been involved for many years with the Northwoods and Cape Cod leagues.
Prediction: a Playoff and World Series for the "top" teams. Teams in the Appalachian League sell for $4 million in the Northwood League sell for $1 million each. Add the TV revenues = "BIG" $$$$.
Thanks Bob. What's interesting is that this one seems to be targeting rising freshman and sophomores...I thought Cape Cod trends older than that, am I wrong?
Yes, PT, the Cape Cod and Northwoods League format has been College Soph and College Juniors.
They may adjust to the "unsigned" Seniors, who do not have the opportunity to sign to a Indy League team. A few HS Seniors maybe accepted into the "lower" level Collegiate Leagues.
And the Valley league. Then the next level such as the Great Lakes.
going to be very interesting.