Happy Friday Angels fans! Thanks for sticking with us even as things go bleak. Have some links.
Hundreds of MiLB players were just cut. That is the sound of teams gutting the minors for saving a few dollars and messing up the future of baseball.
Seriously, it didn’t cost much to pay the minor league players. 300K total to billionaires is pocket money.
Speaking of, remember that the A’s just flat out didn’t pay the ones they have. And the players can’t file for unemployment.
Remember when now former Pirate Felipe Vazquez got busted for illegal stuff? Yeah he is now facing even more charges for child porn in St. Louis.
A’s lose their PA announcer to achalasia, an esophagus illness.
No fans for KBO as the cases go up in Korea.
David Price shows up everyone, pays the minor league players with his own money.
Mexico got it’s act together, baseball resumes August 7th.
Japanese Women’s Baseball League will begin the season June 23rd. Two in Japan before the MLB can figure it out.
Players are still arguing with owners and have a new proposal, get paid for half the games but play 110. That saves owners money right?
Texas governor says that fans can be in the stadium, but only to 25% capacity.
Ohtani is on Instagram now! People use that right?
Hey look, it is an old photo of Tim Salmon, and they spelled his name wrong.
Former Angels are doing well in the KBO. It’s something!
Anything I missed? post below for upvotes. Have a good June!
I hate the Skanks and their Skanky fans
I mean, this is on a national website, not a Skank website. It bemoans that Gerrit Cole could lose out on Hall of Fame credentials because, hey, if it were a full season (therefore more meaningful) he might win the Cy Young, the Skanks might win the World Series and Cole might be the MVP of both the ALCS and World Series, which would be super impressive!!That’s pretty specific to focus on one guy like that. I think it’s called “fan fiction”.
The A’s players, can they not file for reduced income?
The A’s should have applied for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. 80% would have been forgivable as long as it is used to pay employees (or mortgage). There is no good reason for them to be screwing these guys like this.
There would be riots, if they asked for money. The owners would have lost extras in other areas for sure, and maybe start to get treated like other businesses.
All the more reason for the owners to eat the 1 million dollars in a form of employee good will (and fan/community support).
Alas, few of them seem to be operating that way.
Unfortunately, I don’t think many fans stop rooting for a team because they dislike the owner (unless the team moves to a new city). Owners know that loyalty to a franchise is rarely dependent on the fans’ opinion of the owner. Thus, they would rather be hated by the fans and have more money in their gold coin swimming pools than be loved by the fans.
That program is for “small” businesses (e.g. less than 500 employees). The A’s might not be qualified to apply.
“My friends call me Jim, but you can call me… Jim.”
He used to have the fastest hands in the West.
The Royals have made an interesting corporate move.
You would think MLB rules, or that pesky friend the Sherman Antitrust Act, would not allow something like this.
The rest of the League should follow. Filed in San Francisco, sounds like chickenshit to me.
Eyespy, you bring up a good point I haven’t considered. If the owners really make the colossal misstep they seem poised to do, perhaps the threat of losing their anti-trust exemption would smarten them up.
Well, it’s at least a cause for hope.
Wow, that is a truly generous and commendable act by David Price.
And to think one of the reasons cited for why the team shouldn’t take David Price’s contract was his attitude. Just goes to show how little we know about the actual personality of players.