Less than an hour ago, Brett shared some of the important sports-related COVID-19 updates, with news on baseball in Korea, further delays in Japan, and a lot more to dissect. But of course, news moves fast and it’s already time for an update on one of the most important bits from that post.
After having previously caught word of participation from the Reds, Braves, Phillies, Giants, White Sox, Marlins, and Red Sox, we can now add the Chicago Cubs to the list of teams guaranteeing to pay their employees through at least May 29th:
Source: Cubs today join at least 7 other teams in extending job security past April, informing employees including those under uniform employee contracts (scouts, coaches, manager, others) of commitment to continue to pay full base salaries through May 29 payday.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) April 20, 2020
As Brett mentioned previously … I presume the May cutoff is in place in case teams develop a better sense about where the sport will be in June, July, August, etc over the next month. Right now, nobody knows anything.
I’m glad to see the Cubs continued commitment to their employees and hope/expect that job security to continue indefinitely. It’s the right thing to do.