Darren Black and Brett Ballantini are back to a more traditional run-through-the-affiliates podcast, but given some news of the early week, the low-pay plight of minor leaguers hijacked the end of the podcast:
- Did Reynaldo López do anything more than earn $2.1 million this season in order to get called up this weekend?
- Is it too much, too late for super-hot Charlotte Knight Luis González?
- Eloy’s travails in the field at both Winston-Salem and Charlotte should play a role in his usage later this season in Chicago
- What is different about Romy González this season — and how does that help his promise as a future major-leaguer?
- Yolbert Sánchez has seemed to locate his hit tool, which he now packed with him to Birmingham in a promotion that finally gets him to an age-appropriate level
- Is a matter of when, not if, when it comes to a José Rodríguez promotion from Kannapolis?
- Darren says you should be disappointed in the young trio of next-wave arms (Matthew Thompson, Drew Dalquist, Jared Kelley). Worried? Nah
- How is it that the MLB draft is moving backwards when it comes to player bonuses (and yes, we call out the Cubs for paying a 10th-rounder $5,000, and a sixth-round pick for $1,000. Disgusting
- Meanwhile, photos of St. Louis Cardinals MiLB players sleeping across chairs in a hotel ballroom (or some such locale) are circulating at the same time Oakland A’s farmhands are said to be paying more for a couple of weeks of hotel stay than they are paid per month in salary. Reprehensible
- Sorry Sox, we vow to call you out if you play the same way (and yeah, at least one pick has signed for a paltry $10,000, we know)
Listen below, on our built-in Megaphone player: