These are very,very tough and emotional times for a lot of guys in Milb.
After working their a$$e$ off since last September/October, they have about 3 weeks to prove they belong and to find a slot on an active roster for the MILB season starting in about 7-8 days.
Getting released right now is just tough. All that hard work and effort and a short meeting to learn this is the end.
You see players with their wives and young families, players in their late 20's and early 30's, high round picks from a few years back all facing the news that their days of playing the game of baseball might well be done. For a few, it is good news because they become a free agent and might catch on in a better situation.
That is a small group of the large numbers getting released at this point.