FanGraphs Audio: Travis Sawchik on Necessity, Invention

Episode 723
The prolific Travis Sawchik is a former beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and author of the book Big Data Baseball. He’s also the guest on this edition of the program, during which he discusses players like Jose Bautista, J.D. Martinez, and others who’ve been compelled to follow unconventional paths to success.

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Matthew Tobin

I imagine MLB players healthcare isn’t actually through the league or team, but the MLBPA.


But the MLBPA only represents the major league players. Did they also negotiate something for the minor league players, or did they do in this aspect as they seem to have done in all others, and ignore the interests of the minor league players altogether.