Evidently, more ugliness has happened with the former manager, hitting coach, and some of the players from the Lake County Fielders situation. Here are two links of interest:
While this situation focuses mostly on the coaching staff and player talent, which many front offices tend to look at simply as a commodity skill, the way the situation is going will affect the sponsorships AND the efforts of the other teams in the league. Whenever negative publicity like this happens, good efforts by the other teams’ front offices and players can get overlooked.
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