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End enslavement of minor leaguers. #600016
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They make shit.

Worse life than I thought. Looks like they may unionize soon.


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Re: End enslavement of minor leaguers. [Re: BaseBawl] #600017
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They deserve more than they have now, that's for sure.A year-round salary seems sensible.


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Re: End enslavement of minor leaguers. [Re: BaseBawl] #600025
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20 grand times your whole system is the average salary of one major leaguer. Kind of a small price to share from trillions in profits.


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Re: End enslavement of minor leaguers. [Re: BaseBawl] #600030
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The owners should be ashamed, but I'm sure they aren't. Greed, it's not just the players.



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You want to leave a little margin between the minor leaguers' salaries and those of the big leaguers, but the major-league minimum is $555,000. There is definitely room to pay them a lot more while still leaving a differential for incentive.

If you made half the major league minimum, you could live pretty well, especially in minor-league towns.


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Timmer, I could live damn good on half of that $550,000. Real good!



Re: End enslavement of minor leaguers. [Re: BaseBawl] #600110
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Stats say that approx 10% of minor leaguers eventually make the majors - mostly for just a few days. The bonus babies are few and far between. Most players make something approx. 12 thou. for the year.
They do not get paid for spring training.
Couldn't find the overall stat. but did find that if each team payed each of its minor leagers $30 thou, that would come to 7.5 million.
The cost of a 4th outfielder free agent.


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Re: End enslavement of minor leaguers. [Re: pogo] #600122
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I've been thinking about the "reasoning" behind starving minor leaguers.
My first thought was that it was counter productive. Not wanting to spend the money has the effect of driving players out of the game. Owners are collectively shooting themselves in their feet.

Then the opposite occurred to me. If you wanted a constant churn in the minors, the easiest way to do it would be to force a large percentage out - pay them shit -& particularly those who are not doing so well and despair of making the majors leave and open up space.
Turnover opens places for new kids, without the difficulty of making hard decisions and having to cut people who aren't advancing.

This is in parallel with the reality that increasingly teams are cutting deals with and scouting independent teams. So they are starting to have a new source of talent that costs them even less.

Just because it sounds like a conspiracy theory doesn't make it false.


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Re: End enslavement of minor leaguers. [Re: BaseBawl] #600123
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Forcing out marginal players through poor salaries takes decisions out of the hands of the clubs.At first that seems like a rational argument. But that's a two-edged sword, don't you think? That's a bit like throwing out the baby with the bath water.A guy mite make a mistake by quitting; maybe the club didn't want him to leave and w/regret it later when he did.

I see no problem w/scouting out new sources of players. Their main goal is to find talent, not necessarily cheaper talent.I wish the Orioles w/scour the international markets more.

I agree they s/b paid more, but I think you are delving rather deeply into conspiracy theory here.


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