On Monday, Kevin reported that MLB’s new plan to make the minor league development pipeline more profitable for the 30 teams included a list of 42 teams across the country that would be dropped from the system. One of those is the Giants’ short season A-ball affiliate in Oregon, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
Tonight, the team’s Twitter account sent this urgent plea:
If you already know the background, click here to go to the petition signature page. They’re looking to get 2,021 signatures. As of this writing, they’re at —
The petition reads:
Your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, one of the most decorated and storied affiliated Professional Baseball franchises in Pacific Northwest history is facing an unprecedented threat to be eliminated by Major League Baseball. The Volcanoes have been nationally recognized for its support of Veterans, those affected by cancer, women in leadership and cultural diversity. Volcanoes Nation stands together to Save Our Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (SOS).
If you’re on the fence about all this, here’s a little more background:
The Giants became affiliated with the team in 1995, when the team was in Bellingham….