Welcome back to another edition of “The Red Seat Podcast,” on this episode I am joined by Matt Collins to discuss the financial battle playing out between the owners and the players. Matt and I have little sympathy for the owners and we discuss the issues that are keeping the two sides apart in as much detail as we can. We also debate whether or not we are optimistic about a season actually happening.
The Red Sox also cut 22 minor league players and slashed the salaries of their employees. On the flip side they have agreed to pay minor league players through the end of the year. What will be the lasting effects of these decisions? Will it impact the future of the organization? Will the best front office people be reticent to join a club that was so willing to slash pay? Will prospects be more likely to sign here because the Red Sox did pay their minor league players? What impact if any does cutting the 22 minor league players have on this organization?
Lastly, we discuss who will be the future award winners for the Red Sox. What this means if we had to predict a next winner of the MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Silver Slugger, and Gold Glove, who would it be? Matt and I shockingly did not overlap on any of these answers.
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