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Sport Potential MLB free agents watching how teams treat their employees during pandemic?

01:06  30 may  2020
01:06  30 may  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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We’ve seen the reports that 1,000 minor-league players will be released over the next week. We’ve also seen major pushback against teams such as the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics for their decisions to furlough employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

a baseball player wearing a red hat: A team such as the Minnesota Twins keeping all of its minor-league players and paying their stipends through the end of August is a good look. © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports A team such as the Minnesota Twins keeping all of its minor-league players and paying their stipends through the end of August is a good look.

It’s one of the major backstories as MLB and its players attempt to hash out an agreement to restart a season that was suspended back in March when spring training was shut down.

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How prepared was your organization culturally to deal with the crisis? Will the ongoing situation bring your employees together or drive them apart? Will they see the organization differently when this is over? Your answers will inform what you can achieve when the pandemic ends.

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What we’re seeing could also have wide-ranging implications on the sport. According to J.J. Cooper of Baseball America, this could ultimately affect which teams are able to acquire talent in the future.

It starts with the scouting department and front office. But that’s in no way the extent of it.

Looking at it through the above-mentioned lens, this makes perfect sense. Part of recruiting a player has to be the organization itself. Billionaires in Southern California and Northern California furloughing employees when keeping them on wouldn’t affect their bottom line a whole lot is not a great look.

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Any employee who is unable to work from home but must care for a child who can't go to school or day care is also receiving at least two-thirds of his or her pay She said of the organizations that provide extra assistance to their employees during this difficult time, "People will remember the goodwill and

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On the other hand, a team such as the Minnesota Twins keeping all of its minor-league players and paying their stipends through the end of August is a good look.

Baseball will have changed significantly once its work stoppage ends. How much it changes will depend heavily on the league, its teams and the players. That’s for sure.

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People making $100K are being treated the same as people making $500K under Boston's pay cut planDrellich reported that a Red Sox employee told him that “people are livid” over the fact that those making $100K are being treated the same way as those making $500K. And, yes, that does seem to be a pretty wide spread for similar pay cuts. One would think that a team with as many analytically-oriented people on staff could perhaps break things down a bit more granularly.

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