The Oakland A’s have notified their minor leaguers there will be no more $400/month stipend after this month. That’s $80,000 a month the A’s owner does not want to spend. The lack of generosity is astounding.
Other teams have committed to continuing the stipend for now, including the Dodgers. $400/month/player is a drop in the bucket to the owners and nothing close to a livable wage, but it’s something.
David Price has trumped them. He’s pledged to give every Dodgers minor leaguer $1,000 out of his own pocket next month. $200,000 from someone less wealthy, who owes nothing legally or morally.
It’s a standing ovation from me to David Price.