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Morning Mound Visit: Hundreds of minor leaguers cut

The minor league purge has begun; even a venture capitalist is appalled by MLB; A player who disappeared for a while

MLB: MAR 08 Spring Training - Reds at Cubs (ss) Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Jeff Passan | ESPN: So far, only the A’s won’t be paying their minor leaguers beyond May. Other teams are just cutting players entirely. While many of these players would have been released at the end of spring training regardless, the culling is farther reaching than any we’ve seen in recent memory.

Roger Ehrenberg | Medium: MLB’s handling of the the financial negotiations thus far has been appalling even to Wall Street veterans. Roger Ehrenberg, the managing partner of IA Ventures, laid bare all the ways in which the owners have acted in bad faith and abused their legal monopoly over baseball in America. It’s definitely worth a read, but don’t take it from me. Take it from Buster Posey.

Rachael McDaniel | FanGraphs: The baseball news has been a real bummer of late. It may even be tempting to walk away from the sport entirely, and in 1907, that’s exactly what Rabbit Sturgeon did. The problem was that Rabbit didn’t tell anyone where he was going.