June 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm #25970December 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm #38889
They took their case to the Supreme Court on appeal, but the case was refused due to MLB’s antitrust exemption.
However, there is another similar lawsuit working its way through the court system.December 6, 2017 at 10:16 pm #38895
Antitrust is not a labor exemption…just saying.February 13, 2018 at 12:02 pm #43780
Must-read essay from Trey Nielsen on why he retired and how he recommends the game change to better compensate minor league players.February 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm #43788
I can’t seem to manage opening this article. It just keeps loading and then times out. Any suggestions?February 13, 2018 at 12:59 pm #43790
Robs site is notoriously slow. Try going in through the home page. Stlsportspage.comFebruary 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm #43796
Okay I finally got it to load after about a 20 minute wait and fortunately it didn’t time out.
The things listed in this article are downright wrong:
1. Forcing players to pay for the hotel room the team is forcing him to stay in
2. Players having to take on a job in the offseason (and his case even during the season) seems very counter productive. How are teams setting guys up for success when they can’t focus on baseball 100% of the time?
3. Why are the salaries so ridiculously small? $7,995.82 for a season is a joke. They work all year round training, lifting, pitching/hitting and even have to report into their teams during the offseason but they paid with scraps!
4. They are required to be at the park for about 10 hours a day so that’s not even minimum wage.
Off topic I never understood why he was demoted to Springfield after posting the numbers he posted in Memphis. He was a far better pitcher than some of the guys Memphis had.February 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm #43805
On the off-topic part: Roster decisions are never made in a vacuum. That same day, Tui was sent down by St. Louis when Duke came off the DL. Memphis also activated Arturo Reyes off the DL that same day. They had to make room. Nielsen drew the short straw.
Two weeks later, with Springfield in a playoff race, Nielsen left the team. He had not been pitching well, perhaps because of the personal issues he outlined.February 13, 2018 at 5:22 pm #43807
Probably true. I just know there were worse pitchers than him at Memphis
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