Baseball America takes a look at what is happening in the minors, a season that would now have been a couple of weeks old.
Besides the issues of travel and housing, we get a good idea on how minor league operations do make revenue and how much of that will basically roll over into 2021 or be refunded. Plus interesting that uniforms have been purchased, a lot of stuff printed, and multiple promotions will have to be cancelled.
If major league teams are confined to their training centers, than that eliminates those facilities being used for minor league teams. At best, a major league team needs to give 50-70 games, even if intrasquad, to their top 100 prospects to keep them viable in the system.
Doesn't leave a lot of hope for minor league free agents, as guys who ARE the future of the team, especially in a short season where all players get another year in service time as well as age, is going to create some chaos next season.
And the major league operations still have to figure out how to pay these players something, anything. Especially with no revenue coming in.