May 29, 2020 at 9:18 am #129494
Brian wrote: This entire matter is being handled oddly.
Everything since March 12th fits into that category.May 29, 2020 at 9:40 am #129496OnyxgemParticipantFree
The Minor league cuts were going to HAVE To happen if they are cutting that many minor league teams…it was just a matter of when it was going to happenMay 29, 2020 at 9:52 am #129497gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Companies that received PPP loans for eight weeks are going to see that eight week period expire within the next week or two, depending on when they took out the loans. I suspect there will be many employees across the nation coming off the payrolls soon, not just ballplayers. I work for a company in that situation and I know for a fact that some employees will not be returning once the loan money is depleted. Fortunately for me I am not in that category but I feel for those that are.May 29, 2020 at 9:57 am #129498
Am I wrong in presuming that there will be NO minor league season this year? Doesn’t seem possible to support them with no fans in the stands. And there are proposals for major league teams to carry up to 50 players. What a mess.May 29, 2020 at 10:03 am #129499
Am I wrong in presuming that there will be NO minor league season this year? Doesn’t seem possible to support them with no fans in the stands.
It is a very good assumption, and the player cuts now seem to put the final nail in the coffin, but there has been no formal announcement.May 29, 2020 at 11:02 am #129504
David Price joins Adam Wainwright, Shin-Soo Choo and other MLB players helping out minor leaguers.
This is great that David Price has reportedly stepped up to help others, and not surprising given his history of charity. https://t.co/LkZcX6DggG It's also embarrassing for the owners who have directed firings and furloughs and 401K cuts, while bearing much more wealth than David
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 29, 2020May 29, 2020 at 11:10 am #129505
The Minor league cuts were going to HAVE To happen if they are cutting that many minor league teams…it was just a matter of when it was going to happen
This is true. However, the cuts are a year earlier than absolutely required. That is a year lost for at least some of these players to step up and improve their stock.
However, the reality of no 2020 minor league season, the down revenue for MLB and the folding of resistance to the MiLB contraction plan together moved the cuts forward on the calendar. That it was apparently inevitable doesn’t make it less painful, especially for those who had been holding out slim hopes.May 29, 2020 at 12:31 pm #129506
Brian wrote: David Price joins Adam Wainwright, Shin-Soo Choo and other MLB players helping out minor leaguers.
They just gained a ton of my admiration and Price needed it. Now I would like to see him in a Cards uni but I know the Dodgers just got him. The Cards are keeping Springfield AA staff and game day folks paid through June. I am surprised that even the game day folks get some money but it’s all good. Now if they could just get their parking situation straightened out.May 29, 2020 at 5:31 pm #129512
The Royals GM had these comments. They may still release players before next summer, but do have some acceptance and appreciation of the timing and the current situation.
In a conference call with local media members today, Royals GM Dayton Moore said this about the club's decision to stand by their minor league players: pic.twitter.com/8ZfWWx95Jh
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) May 29, 2020May 30, 2020 at 5:54 pm #129534
Still no word on who or how many players the Cardinals cut. If a small market team like the Royals can pay their MiLB player though the season there is no reason other teams can’t do the same.June 1, 2020 at 7:55 am #129574
By cutting $100 per week, the Nationals will save about $75,000 this month.
Their owner is worth over $5 billion. https://t.co/rY9tSsKwFT
— Garrett Broshuis (@broshuis) May 31, 2020
Nationals players were upset about @TheAthletic report of MiLB pay cuts. So they're covering the $100/week out of pocket for each player that a billionaire ownership group took away
— Britt Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) June 1, 2020June 1, 2020 at 7:59 pm #129612
The Cardinals released 33 players. None of them were DSL players. Jeff Jones published the list on twitter broken up by team. Here’s the complete list:
C Oscar Hernandez
P Johnny Hellweg
P Chris Ells
2B Zach Kirtley
P Michael Baird
P Will Latcham
P Perry DellaValle
SS Michael Perri
OF Wadye Ynfante
C Alexis Wilson
OF Brandon Riley
3B Brylie Ware
P Adrian Mardueno
SS Edwin Figuera
OF Kevin Woodall
P Connor Coward
P Scott Politz
P Parker Kelly
P Cameron Dulle
P Jeremy Randolph
3B Liam Sabino
3B Martin Figueroa
P Walker Robbins
OF Carlos Soler
P Dylan Pearce
P John Witkowski
P Tyler Peck
1B Freddy De Jesus
P Anthony Green
SS Yowelfy Rosario
P Saniel Santana
2B Pablo Gomez
P Jeffry AbreuJune 2, 2020 at 7:09 am #129626June 2, 2020 at 7:15 am #129630bccranParticipant
Surprised about Ellis, Ynfante, and Robbins.June 2, 2020 at 10:34 am #129638gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I am disappointed to lose Soler, Woodall, and Kelly.June 2, 2020 at 11:04 am #129643
In case anyone wonders, the difference between the 37 releases reported by the P-D and our 33 is four DSL players released three weeks ago we already wrote about at that time.June 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm #129663
I don’t understand cutting Kelly. He looked promising in his outings from the bullpen. So did Cameron Dulle.June 2, 2020 at 9:09 pm #129666lrcardinalParticipantPaid - Three Months
I agree BlackHills, completely surprised about Kelly, Dulle, and Perry DellaValle. I thought the Cardinals were pretty high on DellaValle before the suspension.June 9, 2020 at 9:32 pm #129937June 9, 2020 at 9:44 pm #129940stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
No doubt the minor leaguers who now have no money coming in will feel it was the right thing to do.June 10, 2020 at 7:46 am #129955MrperkinsParticipantFree
Lost some respect for DeWitt hearing him downplay mlb owner profitability yesterday in an interview. I wish he’d have just said “No Comment”. Article I read was on mlbtraderumors.com.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/06/cards-chairman-dewitt-baseball-industry-isnt-very-profitable.htmlJune 10, 2020 at 8:08 am #129959
There are other related posts on Broshuis’ twitter thread below. He does not name the organizations trying to discourage minor leaguers for filing for unemployment benefits. Some players are worried doing so would be used against them later.
Some MLB teams are fond of using the term “optics” for how their actions appear to the public. They are taking a beating currently.
With some players earning only a fraction of what they expected to earn and no season in sight, they have no choice but to file claims for unemployment. They have bills to pay just like the rest of us, and they should have access to the benefits they are entitled to.
— Garrett Broshuis (@broshuis) June 9, 2020June 10, 2020 at 8:27 am #129960
Re: Owners comments. Isn’t it funny how someone’s preconceived notions trump what a person who should know says. People are tending to parse every word when they disagree with someone’s comments.June 12, 2020 at 11:04 am #130417
In a typical offseason, minor-league players aren't eligible for unemployment benefits. But in the weirdness of this non-season, there's reason to believe they can, and a trio groups that work with minor-leaguers have banded together to help them file. https://t.co/mBqbGwP2NK
— Emma Baccellieri (@emmabaccellieri) June 12, 2020June 12, 2020 at 1:41 pm #130428mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
If they do get unemployment, they get another $600 added onto their checks in stimulus money.
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