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Anonymous asked in SportsBaseball · 2 months ago

How are minor league ballplayers supposed to live on 400 dollars a week during the Covid-19 pandemic and how do you feel about that amount?

bq: Who do you know personally that is / was likely to play in the minors this season (if you don't want to give their name, please say major league team, current level and highest level reached) ?

Update:

True Curtis, but the life of a minor league baseball player (and other sports, from what

I've been told) seems to mean a lot of more of their days are spent practicing, playing, travelling even recovering from their work than most people working a low-paying job.

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  • 2 months ago

    Many minor leaguers actually make less than that so yeah it is manageable but shows just how corrupt the minor league system is.

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  • 2 months ago

    There are people living on a lot less than $20k a year.

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  • Bob
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    2 months ago

    Yes they are supposed to live on $400 a week, many people can and do live on that amount.

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  • 2 months ago

    There are people who actually work for a living and make less than $400 a week, so to screw minor league players.If that's not a livable wage then go back to school, earn a degree, and get a real job.

    Most of these guys are trying to hit the lottery because just 10% of minor league players ever make the majors. If they're struggling financially it may be time to grow up and get on with their life.

    BQ: Mike Quade, former minor league scrub and major league coach/manager

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  • 2 months ago

    1600 a month is more than what a lot of them get paid normally.  It's not enough, but that's not about the virus.

    How much do you think they make?

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  • 2 months ago

    That 400 per player comes out to about 1.5 million a week being paid out in total by the teams. I think that's more than fair of them for being idle. It's a tough situation for everyone in the world. Minor league players are not excluded. They need to file for unemployment like everyone else.

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