Josh Leventhal

Tough Times For Everyone

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Standing 6-foot-10, sporting a Jackie Moon hairstyle and a Keith Hernandez mustache, Steve Palazzolo doesn't look like a lot of minor leaguers. However the Giants farmhand finds himself in the same boat as many minor leaguers this offseason, as Palazzolo tries to stretch his meager season's salary over a full year during an economic downturn.

Minors | #2009#Business Beat

Meet The Dash

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  Winston-Salem passed on the Aviators, Wallbangers, Rhinos and Racers as the moniker for the high Class A Carolina League affiliate as it prepares to move into a brand new […]

Minors | #Business Beat

The Silver Touch

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Naomi Silver swears she was not trying to follow in her father's footsteps. It was only after the Rochester Red Wings' chief operating officer helped save minor league baseball in neighboring Batavia that she realized how the act so closely resembled an achievement of her father some 50 years ago.

Minors | #2008#Awards#Executive Of The Year

Tough Sledding Ahead

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Minor league baseball has been on a record rise in the post-Bull Durham era, as the sport's popularity has sparked five straight seasons of attendance records that have also seen soaring franchise values and record merchandise sales. More than 43 million people attended minor league games in 2008, as 78 of the sport's 160 teams saw an increase at the gate from the previous season. This year's Winter Meetings will be accompanied with something unfamiliar in recent years: reason for concern.

Minors | #2008#Business Beat

AquaSox Sold

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  The Carfagna family has sold short-season Everett to the ownership group 7th Inning Stretch, a California-based company that also owns Rookie-level Delmarva and high Class A Stockton. This from […]

Minors | #Business Beat