Friday, June 5, 2020

"A’s owner . . . reverses course, apologizes: team will pay minor-leaguers"

SF Chronicle:

Fisher, who is worth $2.2 billion according to Forbes, apologized for halting the $400-a-week payments

...

Fisher, who has not addressed the media throughout the entirety of his 15-year ownership until speaking with The Chronicle on Friday

...

Numerous executives had told The Chronicle that the A’s decision to end minor-league stipends would adversely impact them after next week’s draft when Oakland tries to sign free-agent minor-league players to supplement the five-round draft. Several agents said that Oakland was eliminating any shot at the top remaining amateur players once the shortened draft is over.
The Onion had this earlier today: