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  • Story on Angels' treatment of minor leaguers: Hope Sox are better

    This is close to criminal.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/...ows-address-it

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    Agree especially since Major League teams are making money hand over fist, ungodly amounts. Just a few years ago for example when MLB sold off one of their businesses to a private company each team got a check for 50 million dollars.

    No excuse not to treat these kids better.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lipman 1 View Post
      Agree especially since Major League teams are making money hand over fist, ungodly amounts. Just a few years ago for example when MLB sold off one of their businesses to a private company each team got a check for 50 million dollars.

      No excuse not to treat these kids better.
      Teams tring to save money by cutting housing and food for the 150 players they have in the minors seems extra cheap. 7 months of reasonable housing and food for 150 people would be well under $3M. I know most of these guys are long shots or playing out the string, but you can't level up the high-caliber players without the "deadweight" too.
      Riding Shotgun on the Sox Bandwagon since before there was an Internet...



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      • #4
        Originally posted by voodoochile View Post

        Teams tring to save money by cutting housing and food for the 150 players they have in the minors seems extra cheap. 7 months of reasonable housing and food for 150 people would be well under $3M. I know most of these guys are long shots or playing out the string, but you can't level up the high-caliber players without the "deadweight" too.
        Right. Basically, sign one fewer bench scrub. That will fund the entire thing.

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        • #5
          Independent leagues are even worse.

          My son played in the Frontier League a few years back. Gross pay was $600 per month for rookies, so his take home pay was under $500 per month. Having 4-8 players living in one apartment was normal.

          Of your $20 per day gross, you were expected to tip clubhouse staff $2 minimum to wash your uniform. Meal money was $20 per day on the road, and the postgame "spread" was typically leftovers from concessions and usually cold.

          So you're basically paying to play. Those conditions will really test how much you love the game.
          “It's not the high price of stardom that bothers me...it's the high price of mediocrity." - Bill Veeck

          "If I was going to storm a pillbox, going to sheer, utter, certain death, and the Colonel said 'Shepherd, pick six guys", I'd pick six White Sox fans because they have known death every day of their lives and it holds no terror for them." - Jean Shepherd

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