The clubs will (finally) pay to accommodate the players in the minors

For a long time, it has been known that underage players are poorly housed. The guys have to share apartments in order to afford accommodation and they have to eat rice on a regular basis because of the value for money.

For a long time, underage players have been asking for a better paycheck in order to be able to eat and find housing in a more… dignified manner.

And according to Jeff Passan, the MLB listened.

From 2022, it is the teams who will take care of housing their hopes. Young people will no longer have to pay to find accommodation in a city they do not know. It is not yet clear whether they will take care of providing housing for the guys or if they will only pay for housing.

When the guys graduate, they will obviously not have (in the best of all possible worlds) to turn everything upside down to spend their lease or to find something. In fact, clubs know how much accommodation they need per city and when one player arrives, normally another arrives.

They’re going to be able to put more money on food, which is… the base of Maslow’s pyramid.

The 30 teams voted for this plan, which is not yet fully finalized.

In the world of MLB, everyone agrees that it is not enough yet, but that it is a good start and that the initiative is great. After all, the minors had to live in difficult conditions to say the least.

It’s going to cost less than a million dollars per year per organization.

In 2021, more and more young people exposed the difficult conditions in which they operate. It helped put pressure on MLB.

10th Round

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