Definition of farm team in English:

farm team

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noun

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?’