All baseball salaries can be WAY overpaid at times but I personally think that the money is not about everything. Athletes sometimes play for the crowds not for the money and whooooo needs it more? The athletes or the community? I thought so THE COMMUNITY!!!!! The atheles don't need it, so I suggest you donate the money to help out the community ,not give money to people who already have money.
~ cheyann huang
Evryone loves baseball and all but alot of people live on 5 cents a day so ya! We need A CHANGE people come on they get paid 5 milion dollars each year! And what do we get?! Minimum wege! We have to do something so get up and talk to people! We have conections!
People all over america work until they are 60 years old and still dont make as much money as athlets.They go out there and play a sport for like 5 years and make millions.Some of them dont even go full years of college.What would you think they deserve. I am sure they could live on just a couple 100,000 dollars
I don think you need to get paid millions for doing something you love , if you love it so much than you could do it for free. Same with almost every other sport out there, if you love it then play it with out complaining about your pay , gosh dang it.
I believe that professional baseball salaries are way too
high. It is a shame that we as a nation
pay baseball players so much, but our teachers and police officers are so
underpaid. What kind of message are we
sending to the children in our next generation?
We need to change this.
I think baseball players are paid way too much for what they do. Compared to football, where they sacrifice their bodies, baseball is a gentler sport and less risk of injuries. I think the salaries should be based on physical demands and potential risk of injuries, and baseball player's salaries are not equaled to those risks.
Professional baseball salaries are way too high, as are most salaries in the professional sports industry. I think that we would also get better players if the salaries were lowered because then the players would be doing it because they love it and not for the money. I think this is why we see so many players with attitudes.
I do feel that professional baseball players' salaries are very high in this modern age. One recent example is Robinson Cano signing a 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners after playing for the Yankees for several years. Another prime example is Albert Pujols who signed a mega contract with the Angels even though he was past his prime and in his 30s. The MLB should consider contracts that are incentive based so that the players are asked to deliver on their promises. The incentives should not be too difficult even for the All-Star type players to overcome; however there should be a penalty if a player does not perform on the levels that they are accustomed to (barring injury) rather than the team having to suffer by making the deal.
The society of this country just needs to get their priorities straight. Until people realize what's important in life. Then baseball players, politicians, lobbyist, and financial manipulators are always going to be over paid. People that actually bring food to our tables, science and research, and the real working people that create jobs will always take a back seat to people that get overpaid. That could change by what people decide to do with their money. We keep giving all of our hard earned money to these people that our clearly over paid. All we get in return is them making our lives harder at the end of the day. Maybe not baseball players in general, but their bosses do, by continuing to raise ticket prices and concession prices. If people think someone does not deserve what they are being paid, then shop somewhere else. Go some where you aren't going to be taken advantage of. Vote them out of office if they are a politician.
Why to professional athletes make more money than professional teachers? Who has a greater influence in our childrens lives? Entertainers should not make more than educators, or people in service to our community. We can live without entertainers. Can we live without teachers, nurses, doctors, engineers, garbage collectors, chefs, day care workers, etc?
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They play over 160 games a year can easily throw out their arms and can get injured easily. Most players came from a terrible history in the Dominican and should get back what they never had. So no they don't get paid to much. It doesnt hurt anyone so why not
Whats the difference between Mike Trout and Morgan Freeman? Nothing. They're both entertainers, but the only people complaining are the ones who don't like sports. These guys put their bodies on the line to ENTERTAIN you. They bring YOU excitement. Stop being so jealous and go out and work as hard as they are
Baseball teams stimulate a cities economy and they bring jobs. An average ballpark will earn 66 million dollars per season, only from ticket sales. With so much money coming into an organization, the unusually high paychecks are very justifiable. If an ordinary doctor, teacher, or construction worker had 30,000 people pay to watch him/her work, then he/she too would make a very large amount of money.
If baseball players are doping, they should not have better salaries. Drugs, steroids, and that stuff is for lowlifes. Baseball, in the traditional Greco-Roman style of spectator games, should challenge us to be better fit and trim, naturally. So keep the salaries for these natural players who don't use drugs or Deer Antler Spray.
Baseball players generate income for their teams and their sport in a proportionate amount to their actual salaries. I do not think that baseball players can be considered overpaid when their very presence brings in billions of dollars every year for the baseball teams that they work for every day.
It's almost impossible for salaries in any field to be "too high", because salary is a component of the business. That decision is made by the owners and not by the masses. If people continue to buy tickets and watch on television, salaries will continue to rise. Salaries will fall only when they become unprofitable.
Professional baseball salaries aren't too high because fans continue to pay for them. Whether you buy a ticket to a game, buy merchandise for your team, watch the team on television, you are supporting that team and giving that team money. If you do any of those you cannot complain about the size of their salaries because you continue to pay for it.
If you do think they are paid too much, stop supporting them. Until that happens the problem will only get worse.