Last year you could watch archived games for free. This year not so much. Is there really a significant market that justifies charging for this video? I get that MLBAM is a business but, to me, all this does is make the minors less accessible to fans. That’s not going to increase interest in these games or in the MLB. This is (theoretically) one fewer baseball game I’ll attend this season.
But then again, the people who watch archived MiLB footage are likely hardcore enough to bite the bullet and buy a subscription.