Exploitation of Young Baseball Players Is Under Scrutiny in the DR – but Are North Americans Paying Attention?

If you follow social justice-minded national baseball writers on social media, you might occasionally run across the opinion that MLB's international free agent signing process is "gross" and takes advantage of youth. However, it seems that most of the research about the history of baseball in Latin America and its current impact there is being…

Allen Webster and Nico Hoerner Are Lighting Up Cubs Spring Training

While there have been encouraging starts from major-league regulars like C Willson Contreras, INF Kris Bryant and SP Tyler Chatwood in Cactus League play, two of the most notable spring performances have come from Cubs prospects Allen Webster and Nico Hoerner. SP Allen Webster is a non-roster invitee to the Cubs camp in Arizona. So…