Originally Posted by doublem23
As far as I am aware, the Major League team is responsible for player salaries for all players in its minor league system. I knew a guy from college who wound up playing a couple seasons in the very low levels of the Orioles' farm system and his paychecks were always directly from the Orioles, not the team he was actually playing for.
I believe the minor league affiliate is responsible for all other expenses, except for player and coaches' salaries.
Makes sense to me, thanks for the info! Are you aware if there is any sort of deal where the minor league team has to share in any sort of profits from a player or something like that? As in, did a team like Syracuse have to do anything special because they got a bump in sales/attendance etc when Bryce Harper played for them, or are just lucky to fall into extra cash because the big league team sent him there instead of another minor league level in a different city?