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Morning Mound Visit: MiLB teams looking for MLB partners

Minor leagues becoming the Wild West; A disappearance of lefties; Unsung World Series heroes

MiLB: JUN 25 Colorado Springs Sky Sox at New Orleans Baby Cakes Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

J.J. Cooper | Baseball America: MLB is still fixated on severing the major league affiliation of 40+ minor league teams. Before that happens, some MiLB teams are attempting to deal with MLB teams for security after the cull. With the current player development contract expiring in September, the minor league landscape has been described as the Wild West.

Mike Petriello | We’re in the midst of a lefty ace drought. Mike Petriello found that there have only been two seasons with fewer 3-WAR performances from left-handed starters than there were in 2019 and both were in strike-shortened seasons. So then, where have all the lefties gone?

Sam Miller | ESPN: World Series history is full of incredible moments, and every incredible moment is made possible by a series of seemingly mundane moments. Sam Miller recalled the moments from World Series history that don’t get enough credit for leading to greatness.