Aug 31, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT
Starting tomorrow teams will call up minor leaguers in bunches as the big-league roster expands from 25 to 40 players for September.
While reaching the big leagues is the main attraction for most of the call-ups, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York points out another benefit: Four weeks in the majors is worth $63,421 in salary, which is about what a typical Triple-A player makes in a season.
Sure, some of the call-ups will be top-ranked prospects who already secured six- and seven-figure signing bonuses and have long futures earning big bucks in the majors, but for a lot of these guys the call-up essentially doubling their salary for the year is a pretty big deal.
- HBT Daily: In which I waffle on my World Series pick 8
- Must-click link: surviving spring training on $0 a day 59
- Your Official HardballTalk World Series Preview 25
- World Series Reset: Game 1 — finally! — is tonight 29
- HBT Daily: How the Royals and Giants were built 4
- Two radio stations in San Francisco are refusing to play Lorde’s “Royals” during the World Series 40
- Royals tab James Shields, Yordano Ventura to start first two games of World Series 1
- Brian Roberts is retiring 13
- So, if you’re not a fan of the Royals or Giants, who ya got? (120)
- Pedro Martinez has some opinions about who the new “face of baseball” is (107)
- Erroneous Narrative Alert: no, the Giants are not a “gritty,” anti-stats organization (106)
- “The Kansas City Royals Are the Future of Baseball” — someone actually said that. (93)
- Andrew Friedman leaving the Rays to take over as Dodgers President of Baseball Operations (83)