Twins Minor-Leaguer Gives High Praise About How Organization Has Handled Prospects During Shutdown

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The Minnesota Twins are doing the right thing with their minor league players. | Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

Major League Baseball teams have been rightfully getting called out for their treatment of minor league players during this year's shutdown. Stipends of $400 per week had to be forced on some teams and certain players were even released to free up negligible amounts of cash for the billionaire owners.

The Minnesota Twins are one team that has apparently done right by those in the organization.

It seems obvious for a team to take care of its minor league players. Some of those players will end up being key contributors in the future and it is also just the right thing to do considering the low wages already being paid to these players. Taking care of the players now may mean they don't sign elsewhere when they are stars, perhaps just a few years down the line.

Other teams should be following the Twins' lead. Maybe it will take public pressure or shame, but there is no reason why the players shouldn't be kept in contact with and also paid. Baseball is a business, yes, but it doesn't have to be a cold one.