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Vibes to hit field in 2020, set to battle Major League Baseball

Posted at 11:19 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 01:19:46-05

The Rocky Mountain Vibes are preparing for a David vs. Goliath battle with Major League Baseball.

"We're ready to fight, we've got a really good plan in place, Minor League Baseball has a good group of negotiators," Vibes general manager Chris Phillips said.

As part of the Professional Baseball Agreement's new proposal, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's office is looking to re-organize the minor leagues, which could leave dozens of franchises out of the game.

"If this initial proposal were to come to any type of fruition it would have a traumatic effect on the country," Phillips said.

While the proposal's goal is to improve the overall condition of the different levels of the minors, it would also hurt communities that rally around their beloved teams and the thousand of employees that work for them.

"You look at just what we do here and multiple that by 42, it would be awful and we're concerned, upset and this is going to be a battle and we're just getting started," Phillips said.

The proposal is still in it's early stages but Phillips is confident the Vibes will carry on and is gearing up for a big 2020 campaign.

"We are confident things will get resolved, and we've got a great market here and we want to see professional affiliated baseball stay here for a long time," Phillips said.

The Vibes open their season on June 26th against the Ogden Raptors, they will also host the 2020 All-Star Game at U-C Health Park on August 4th.