The Rockies have committed to paying minor leaguers through at least the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean they’re keeping all of them. The club has released around 34 minor leaguers over the past couple months, Kyle Newman of the Denver Post reports. The most prominent member of the bunch may be right-hander Tim Melville, whose fate has been known for a couple of weeks.
Along with Melville, Baseball America has publicized the names of the minors players the Rockies have subtracted. Righty Jordan Foley was among those let go. Now 26 years old, Foley became a pro in 2014 when the Yankees chose him in the fifth round of that year’s draft. He pitched in the Yankees’ system through 2018, after which they traded him to the Rockies for fellow righty Jefry Valdez.
In 2019, his first and only season with the Colorado organization, Foley posted a 4.78 ERA/3.60 FIP with 10.03 K/9 and 4.17 BB/9 in 58 1/3 innings at the Double-A level. Foley told Newman his release “definitely caught me off guard… It sucks I didn’t have an opportunity to force their hand and earn a spot this spring. That’s the worst part about it in my mind.”
Several teams have not released any players! Way to go to those teams.
The A’s haven’t released anyone lol
hardly as culpable if they did it over several months rather then all right now.
Teams have the responsibility to be financially healthy and efficient. They owe it to their shareholders and fans. Criticizing owners is stupid. I know it can be a hard profession trying to break into the big leagues, but they knew what they were getting into. I don’t sympathize with players and criticize owners because I have struggled and live in the real world. Their job is playing a game for Pete sake. Like the rest of us, find a fricking real job! You’re not likely to make it big anyhow.
Harsh but true.
whole “real job” thing never makes sense to me especially coming from anyone who pays their salaries. maybe it isn’t as important as most jobs, but saying it “isnt real” makes no sense when some of these guys atw making 30 million +
I say this with utmost respect for the institution, but it’s a game, not reality. You know that’s the point and yet you are emphasizing the “real” part like you’re not honest or naive. They are paid to play a game, pure and simple. They are privileged in all sense of privilege. So many come from poor countries that could never pay them a livable wage to play a game. I have more sympathy for people who are paid to cut the grass. This point should be obvious when so many are losing their jobs right now. Maybe it makes more sense when it is a game show, like Jeopardy? It’s the same thing. It’s a skill we appreciated so much that we pay to watch it, but they are absolutely non-essential and should read books, develop skills to pay the bills for when they realize they have less than a lottery chance of fulfilling their dream of Major League Baseball. Heck, they should work hard and own a business, like a baseball team, as some owners went from rags to riches. Owners worked just as hard if not harder, and they employ more people, who go home and support families.
You could look at almost any job as a “game” if you chose to. They are doing an adult version of a kid’s game just like everyone else. Actors just play an adult version of make believe. Construction workers are really just playing adult Lego. Stockbrokers just basically play guessing games. Cops and robbers are playing cops and robbers. It’s all just a game.
@hiflew No that analogy is incredibly dumb. I don’t agree with the everything OP said but saying construction workers are playing adult LEGO’s and stockbrokers play guessing games is absurd. The cops and robbers thing is just asinine. It’s a game because it is consistent (in most aspects) at every level. However their work and skill make it beyond most could ever reach even with work that surpassed those of the skilled, multiples over. You might want to take breather after making the stretch you did, because that was quite a significant one. It could be perceived that you snuck the “if you chose to” into the comment as a safety nett against critique…if one chose to see it that way, of course
You aren’t familiar with “tongue in cheek” commentary, are you?
Homerheins you forgot to write /s afterwards.
You say that now after being called out
@hiflew Construction – it’s just like Lincoln Logs! Hahah, Though given recent times maybe the argument could be made that some cops have only been trained by playing cops & robbers.
Only because I didn’t think it was necessary to point out what I thought was the obvious beforehand.
Then don’t watch baseball ever. If you think they should get a real job. Then by all means GTFO of this comment section. People who blame millionaires over billionaires are a whole new level of stupid
Would this have been such a big deal if they were playing and these guys were released over time during the season?
exactly. if it happened then it wouldn’t have been the only news so no one would have noticed.
Life is nothing but a series of adjustments. Those that make good adjustments succeed. Those that don’t struggle through life. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you shake and dance, because the last two drops always get on your pants.
I have a hard time understanding the owners. While they may lose money in the short run, there is the TV revenue, MLB stuff, their RSNs and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when they sell. It would seem to be they are jeopardizing their future. No season and all of the revenue from the alternative sources shrinks. Am I missing something? Manfred is a disaster. He is not a leader who can bring both sides together. He apparently is just a stooge for the owners. Baseball needs a commissioner who owes no allegiance to either the players or the owners. Can’t happen since he or she is selected by the owners. The future is very ominous.
No one will ever see me at Coors Field again if they don’t settle. Jerks, all parties.