Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is now on Instagram, announcing his presence on Thursday.
“Hope my welcome to Instagram party goes better than this,” he joked, sharing a video of the silent treatment he got after hitting his first major league home run in 2018.
- Scott Boras wrote a letter to his clients, telling them not to bail out major league owners, per Ronald Blum at the Associated Press. “Players should not agree to further pay cuts to bail out the owners,” Boras wrote. “Let owners take some of their record revenues and profits from the past several years and pay you the prorated salaries you agreed to accept or let them borrow against the asset values they created from the use of those profits players generated.”
- At least nine major league teams have committed to paying minor league players beyond May 31, per Jake Seiner of the Associated Press.
- Craig Edwards at FanGraphs broke down the owners’ proposal to the players in great detail.
- Patrick Dubuque at Baseball Prospectus examines the tragedy of the well-mined market for inefficiencies in baseball.