2020 Personnel Hiring Freeze
Effective immediately the league is undergoing a hiring freeze on personnel across the Major League and Minor League levels. This does not include extensions, you are free to extend coaches as you wish.
If you have any current MLB or Minor Leagues managers/coaches you would like to see added to our universe send Matt a PM in Slack. In addition, if there are former players/managers you would like to see added (within reason), let Matt know and those names will be considered as well.
A reminder as to why…
The freeze is in place to allow the addition of coaches to the pool. These coaches will be available along with the rest of the pool beginning AFTER we roll over to the 2020 off-season. Rather than having to edit names and info all at once, this gives me an extended period of time to make this happen.
Finally, in my mind (I fully understand there are likely counter-examples to the following point) few managers are going to be hired from outside an organization at this point in the season. With just over a month to go in the regular season at all levels, most managers are likely going to finish the season or be replaced by nothing more than an interim manager. I do not want someone to hire a manager tomorrow only to see a new manager pop up on Saturday and complain about a missed opportunity. The hiring freeze until the off-season will allow for teams to see the full pool of potential coaches, trainers, scouts, etc.
Thanks — if you have any questions, let me know via PM on Slack.