One of the biggest problems that is staring Major League Baseball in the face (besides sign stealing) is the underpayment of minor league players. We have heard the stories for years about prospects having to pick up multiple off-season jobs to make ends meet and to pursue their dreams of being under the lights.
In a recent column from The Athletic, Pedro Moura provides an inside look into what some Dodgers prospects are thinking regarding this issue and how they cope.
One Dodgers prospect trains at Dodger Stadium on offseason mornings and works at L.A. Live at night. Another does demolitions. Others work retail and rideshare jobs. I wrote about minor-league life and making ends meet. https://t.co/UebwpEdlHI
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) January 21, 2020
Life of Brett de Geus
Brett de Geus was the Dodgers’ 33rd-round pick in 2017 and is currently working at L.A. Live as a barback this off-season. He worksout during the day at Dodger Stadium and then is forced to take a job to make ends meet. de Geus spoke about the life he lives with a sense of pride:
“Sometimes, it sucks. Other times, I’m pretty proud that this is what it takes for me to get it done and I’m…