Effectively Wild Episode 1342: Take Me Out With the Crowdfunding

Ben Lindbergh and guest co-host Emily Waldon of The Athletic banter about how Emily got into covering the minor leagues, the perils and rewards of minor-league coverage, the progress of player development, the benefits of speaking Spanish, prospects of particular interest, the growing media interest in minor-league pay, and more, then (27:18) discuss the future of the minor-league-pay problem with former Mets minor leaguer Jeremy Wolf and current Rays minor leaguer Simon Rosenblum-Larson, the executive director and director of player personnel, respectively, of More Than Baseball, a new organization dedicated to improving conditions for minor-league players.

Audio intro: Billy Bragg & Wilco, "Way Over Yonder in a Minor Key"
Audio interstitial: Beulah, "Cruel Minor Change"
Audio outro: Roxy Music, "More Than This"

Link to Emily’s Athletic archive
Link to More Than Baseball’s website
Link to Forbes article about More Than Baseball
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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