I found a form of annoyance from MLB fans during this baseball season. I have asked around and a common complaint is that MLB players may not perform their utmost because they might have lost their willingness to do more; some MLB fans blame this loss of motivation for believing like players are overpaid. A fan recently told me, and I quote, “making $10-20-30 Million over the next 6-8 years, it would be natural to slack off because I’m already being paid for good or bad future performances.” This scares me, because Major League Baseball was actually one of the most respected games, are the MLB teams still messing things up with the wages of the players? Are viewers still sick of seeing the “slack off” million dollar baseball stars at a game they like?
A potential solution to this dilemma could potentially be to provide a standard wage for all MLB players and incentives that would escalate based on the success of the players, but for now, this solution might be sort of utopian. Any of the most overpaid players are making more than $14 million dollars right now, as in the case of Carlos Delgado of the New York Mets, Carlos’s salary is worth a decent $14.5 million dollars at the moment. But, if we apply to these kinds of figures, some valuable MLB players are still underpaid, with contracts that brought them just $500,000. If you ask me, this does not make any sense. Big league rankings are common right now in baseball, and the viewers are worried about the type of plays they are currently seeing. As a matter of fact, we all realize that most overpaid baseball players don’t have much of a game. The New York Yankees are the top paying team in Major League Baseball at the time, collecting nearly twice as much as the Boston Red Sox; the Florida Marlins are the worst-paid team.
Baseball franchises are becoming more open about the type of offers they are willing to give their participants, such as the Milwaukee Brewers, who have contracts of less than $500,000 with two of their most valuable players. There is clearly a need for some legislation, unfortunately no one appears to be willing and get their hands dirty on a clean up. We should wait and enjoy the matches for the moment, ensuring that the baseball betting chances stay lucrative and not care about the wallet of the players whilst we are at it.