Big League Advance’s CEO Michael Schwimer recently made an appearance on the Just Baseball podcast. Schwimer discussed how and why he wanted to change the minor league system. In the interview, conducted in July, Schwimer talked about how some minor league players have the talent to play but “they’re out here working as Walmart greeters.”
He went on to the tell the podcast, “you are going to lose money during the season, so you have to figure out a way to support yourselves financially. There are players that simply could not, that were excellent players that had to leave baseball because they couldn’t support themselves.”
You can listen to the full podcast here.