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From Complex to Queens, Episode 15: Pay minor leaguers fair wages

This week, the team talks about the shameful way Major League Baseball treats its minor leaguers and what can be done to remedy that.

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Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve and Lukas quickly break down the surprising signing of thirteenth round draft pick Blaine McIntosh.

After, the team discusses the hitter and pitcher of the week, Joe Genord and Kevin Smith.

Next, Steve and Lukas delve into what life is like for the average minor leaguer. From poor pay, substandard housing options, non-optimal nutrition, and a variety of other issues, the minor league life is far from glorious. What can be done to improve the conditions these young men have to deal with?

Finally, the team reminisces about players that had success around this time in years past in Oh Yeah, That Guy.

As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen through the embedded player below.

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