After many years of obvious need for major league teams to help their young players with better compensation, a big step has apparently been taken by Major League Baseball. According to a report by Jeff Passan of ESPN, the league will require all 30 teams to provide housing for players on all four minor league affiliates.
Support has been ramped up with groups like More Than Baseball and Advocates for Minor Leaguers blitzing social media with their campaign to gather momentum. Several players have worn wristbands on the field to draw attention to the cause.
While this won’t completely end the struggles minor leaguers face both in-season and in the offseason, it goes a long way in getting teams to pony up the money they’ve always been able to afford.
There was plenty of second-guessing at the Dodgers’ pitching decisions in Game 2 and general thoughts from the 0-2 hole the Dodgers now find themselves in. Let’s start with Ben Clemens at Fangraphs talking about the “messy and thrilling” Game 2.
Bill Plaschke at the LA Times asks the question, “Are the Dodgers really that dumb?” Put Bill down in the column of those opposed to the pitching decisions.
AJ Cassavell over at MLB dot com explores the idea of the “Dodgers finding clutch hits elusive in NLCS.”
Andy McCullough at The Athletic says the Dodgers are in trouble.
Speaking of The Athletic, Fabian Ardaya wrote about the usage of Julio Urías backfiring on the Dodgers.
Bill Shaikin at the LA Times wrote about the Dodgers being aggressive on the bases.