Meaning of farm team in English:

farm team


North American
  • A minor-league baseball team that provides players as needed to an affiliated major-league team.

    ‘If the XFL was still around, it would be the equivalent of their minor league farm team, also known as ‘being on parole’ I guess.’
    • ‘How is he different than the other players on his farm team?’
    • ‘This lanky southpaw joined the Yankees in 1930, but was subsequently deemed too thin after a 2-5 season and was sent down to the farm team.’
    • ‘As a general manager you have the option of signing players, changing team strategy, managing your farm team, dealing with injuries, etc.’
    • ‘They are a lost team, destined to serve as a farm team to their supposed competitors.’
    • ‘At that time, he was the top farm team executive for the Dodgers and was watching the try outs at Ebbets Field.’
    • ‘Depending on the strengths and weaknesses of the lineup, you can take advantage of your farm team, bringing up potential stars and demoting poorly performing players to the minor leagues.’
    • ‘They were a farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals.’
    • ‘They were a farm team of the St. Louis Brownies.’
    • ‘I don't think the defense is good enough unless they do some tweaking, and their developmental system is really hurt by not having their own farm team.’
    • ‘But once you play on the farm team, who doesn't want to play in the majors?’