COVID-19’s Effect On Minor Leaguers

COVID-19’s Effect On Minor Leaguers Professional sports’ coronavirus-forced shutdown could have an especially negative effect on minor league baseball players. Even in the best of times, their salaries pale in comparison to players in the majors. And now that play’s suspended for an indeterminate amount of time, minor leaguers can’t even receive unemployment benefits because…

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NCAA Announces Intention To Extend Eligibility For Cancelled Spring Sports

NCAA Announces Intention To Extend Eligibility For Cancelled Spring Sports The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced today that it intends to provide “eligibility relief” to Division I athletes whose spring seasons have been cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Baseball teams are obviously included among the universal cancellations. Details are yet to be…

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Offseason In Review: Atlanta Braves

Offseason In Review: Atlanta Braves It was a busy offseason for the Braves, the back-to-back National League East champions, but maybe not an ideal one. While the Braves signed nine players to major league contracts, they lost their top free agent, third baseman Josh Donaldson. Major League Signings Will Smith, LHP: Three years, $40MM Marcell…

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Baseball Hunkers Down

Baseball Hunkers Down Yesterday, Major League Baseball delayed the start of the regular season. The decision, in retrospect, was an easy one: every major sport is now shut down. It’s a public safety concern in addition to a player safety issue, and the combination made it impossible to wait. Opening Day has been postponed by…

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