MLB owners are having a rough time. Their franchises may be worth billions on paper, but their business model is completely shot without any revenue (as are so many others, duh), and they are looking at significant unanticipated financial losses this year. Many owners have furloughed team employees. The owners and players are fighting over how much the latter will be paid in a return to action without fans.

The situation is not good for either group, nor for the furloughed workers, or anyone in the country who has lost his/her job. But Mitch Horacek reminded us of another often forgotten group: minor league players.