It is finally Opening Day and we are excited to see the Braves take on the Nationals as they begin their regular season against a team projected to be very bad. The entire season is in front of them, but the Braves should expect to win this opening series behind Max Fried, Spencer Strider, and Jared Shuster against a bad opponent.
MLB has agreed with the MLBPA on the first ever minor league collective bargaining agreement. This agreement significantly increases minor league pay and housing benefits, even though it is still a far cry from a comfortable lifestyle salary. ESPN’s Jeff Passan laid out the new pay structure in the agreement.
Details on pay increases in the minor leagues:— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 30, 2023
Complex league: From $4,800 per year to $19,800
Low-A: $11,000 to $26,200
High-A: $11,000 to $27,300
AA: $13,800 to $30,250
AAA: $17,500 to $35,800
Players will be paid almost year-round, aside from a six-week break in the winter.
We have our first series preview of the season.
Demetrius wrote an optimistic piece about the 2023 Braves.
We got to know the Braves’ Opening Day roster.
We took our final offseason mailbag.
Ivan took a dive into the spring training numbers for the Braves’ players.
Garrett previewed the five Braves’ position player prospect he thinks could break out this season.
MLBPA and MLB agreed to a CBA for MiLB players pending ratification by the interested parties.
The A’s traded old friend Cristian Pache to the Phillies, after he didn’t find success in Oakland.
The Pirates and Bryan Reynolds are reportedly still discussing an extension.
The Guardians extended reliever Trevor Stephan.