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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby squally1313 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 pm

How is $400 a week anywhere near approaching adequate?
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Postby Bertz » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:52 pm

squally1313 wrote:How is $400 a week anywhere near approaching adequate?


If players were paid year round, these would come out to:

Short Season - $21,000 per year
A Ball - $26,000
AA - $31,000
AAA- $36,000

Those are still low, but not egregiously so. But of course the players aren't paid year-round, they're only paid for ~5 months, so it's obviously still not enough.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:38 pm

Bertz wrote:
squally1313 wrote:How is $400 a week anywhere near approaching adequate?


If players were paid year round, these would come out to:

Short Season - $21,000 per year
A Ball - $26,000
AA - $31,000
AAA- $36,000

Those are still low, but not egregiously so.


HARD, hard disagree.
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Postby squally1313 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:39 pm

Imagine getting drafted to the highest level of anything and being told you will start off making the same amount as someone who makes $10/hour.
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Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:41 pm

squally1313 wrote:Imagine getting drafted to the highest level of anything and being told you will start off making the same amount as someone who makes $10/hour.



yea buuuut,,,,you're living the dream!!!
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby The Logan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:51 pm

It''s a start at least. Minor league players do have a lot of regular everyday costs covered a lot of the times (i.e. room and board, meals, transportation, etc.) and I believe they still get a per diem on the road. So even if it's still painfully low, it's at least a world of difference to a whole lot of these players, especially the ones coming from latin countries trying to provide a better life for them and their families. It's still insultingly low, but it's a step in the right direction.
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Postby squally1313 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:59 pm

The Logan wrote:It''s a start at least. Minor league players do have a lot of regular everyday costs covered a lot of the times (i.e. room and board, meals, transportation, etc.) and I believe they still get a per diem on the road. So even if it's still painfully low, it's at least a world of difference to a whole lot of these players, especially the ones coming from latin countries trying to provide a better life for them and their families. It's still insultingly low, but it's a step in the right direction.

Yes to 'it's a start', no to pretty much the rest of it, especially the next sentence. If you travel for work, the company you work for covers a vast majority of your expenses. You don't get your salary reduced because of it.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Bertz » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:28 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Bertz wrote:
squally1313 wrote:How is $400 a week anywhere near approaching adequate?


If players were paid year round, these would come out to:

Short Season - $21,000 per year
A Ball - $26,000
AA - $31,000
AAA- $36,000

Those are still low, but not egregiously so.


HARD, hard disagree.


That's understandable. What do you think would be a fair scale? My thought is an extra $10K per level, but I'm open to being convinced otherwise.

Most of these guys get at least ~$100K upon signing, so my thought is to set a livable wage as a floor and then let everything else be figured out via those bonuses.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 pm

Bertz wrote:Most of these guys get at least ~$100K upon signing


Whaaa? Most? Relatively few get so much, we just hear about them more
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:50 pm

Bertz wrote:
Most of these guys get at least ~$100K upon signing,.

No
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:55 pm

Bertz wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:
Bertz wrote:
If players were paid year round, these would come out to:

Short Season - $21,000 per year
A Ball - $26,000
AA - $31,000
AAA- $36,000

Those are still low, but not egregiously so.


HARD, hard disagree.


That's understandable. What do you think would be a fair scale?


At the very least starting with $50k a year.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:02 pm

And in order to pay for these pay raises, they will just shutter 20 or so minor league teams
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Postby Regular Show » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:41 pm


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:50 am

squally1313 wrote:
The Logan wrote:It''s a start at least. Minor league players do have a lot of regular everyday costs covered a lot of the times (i.e. room and board, meals, transportation, etc.) and I believe they still get a per diem on the road. So even if it's still painfully low, it's at least a world of difference to a whole lot of these players, especially the ones coming from latin countries trying to provide a better life for them and their families. It's still insultingly low, but it's a step in the right direction.

Yes to 'it's a start', no to pretty much the rest of it, especially the next sentence. If you travel for work, the company you work for covers a vast majority of your expenses. You don't get your salary reduced because of it.


I had an employer tell me they couldn't give me more money because my travel expenses were being covered. I...didn't stay there.
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Postby OleMissCub » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:26 am

This guy’s vids are always great

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:38 pm




That's messed up lol.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:25 am


That is... not suppose to happen lol.
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