Lynn Henning: Tigers' longtime affiliate Erie caught in no man's land of minor-league squeeze

For those who follow big-league baseball — for those, say from the Tigers’ cosmos — this is not the kind of news that stacks up with hiring AJ Hinch as manager.But within baseball’s nursery, the minor leagues, there is drama bubbling. Or, perhaps, the more accurate word is anxiety.Major League Baseball is pretty much preparing to take over the minor leagues and cut direct-license deals with 120 teams heading into the Mystery Year of 2021.Several storylines can be gleaned from what is known and what, more often, is being whispered.— Note that those proposed 120 minor-league teams are 42 fewer t…

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