Minor League Players Get Historic Win, First Ever CBA

Minor League Baseball Logo. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association’s minor league players have agreed to the first-ever CBA for minor league players, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports.

The move is nothing short of historic.

Minor leaguers —who have been fighting for more rights and more pay— will see their pay increase by at least twofold as part of the give-year deal.

Here’s how the new pay increase will look across the minors:

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Kevin Stocker Appears to be the Winner of the Phillies Radio Broadcaster Royal Rumble

Ladies and gentlemen, it appears as though we have a winner of the 2022 Phillies radio broadcaster Royal Rumble! 

While there has been no official word from the Phillies, MLB.com scribe Todd Zolecki let the cat out of the bag in the last few sentences on a recent piece about Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen’s charity beer initiative. (The article is worth your time, check it out here.)

“Andersen is not only back, but he will be broadcasting around 60 home games this season, which is more than last year. Kevin Stocker will be Franzke’s analyst for the remaining home games, plus 81 road games. Stocker had been in a four-man rotation last season with Michael Bourn, Chad Durbin, and Erik Kratz.”

Todd Zolecki via Phillies.com
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MLB, Phillies Release 2023 Schedule

Major League Baseball released the 2023 schedule on Wednesday afternoon.  And there’s a new wrinkle being introduced for 2023, a balanced schedule.  Everyone plays everyone at least once and the schedule is no longer division heavy.  

The Philadelphia Phillies will open the 2023 season on Thursday, March 30 at the Texas Rangers for a three-game set. The Fightin’s will then travel to The Bronx for a three-game series against the New York Yankees.  The home opener will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 3:05 PM against the Cincinnati Reds.  

The Phillies will not play a division game until Thursday, May 25 when they travel to Atlanta for a four-game series against the Braves. They will play 49-games against NL East competition including a regular season-ending series in Queens, NYC. 

As for the road trips, they’re only so-so.

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