Advocates for Minor Leaguers is a group whose founding was announced yesterday. Founding members include the lawyer who founded the class action suit against MLB over minor leaguers’ low pay. They’ve demanded doubling minor leaguer salaries, something I certainly back, even with the previously announced pay raises for this coming year.
With the Coronavirus pandemic putting everyone in limbo, one thing that occurred to a lot of fans is the plight of the minor leaguers. MLB stated the players would receive the per diem through Apr 8. Of course, The MiLB season starts Apr 9, players don’t actually get paid their salaries until the season starts, and there’s zero word on paying them. Certainly the MLB owners can afford paying these guys, and should. I’d also suggest keeping the camps open to allow any minor league player who needs a place to stay to have one, and feed them. The pandemic won’t last forever, and it’d be wise to try to keep the players healthy and in shape.
Anyway, the new advocacy group (not a union, but players can join for free and anonymously) will have a web site, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Best of luck to them; I’ll be cheering them on.