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Super nice of the players to reward the people who helped build the team, but its really ownerships job. Why should wealthy vets help take money from younger, minimum salary players and minor league call ups who don't have long term contracts and likely wont be long term members of the organization, to reward Rizzos staff?
We're not talking about a situation where inconsiderate veterans are ripping the bread out of starving young rookies' mouths, after all.
Remember: even the lowest-paid bench/utility player making league minimum still pulls down a salary that is easily triple (and probably quadruple or quintuple) that of what the scouts and staff make.
And doesn't $37K sound low? Maybe I'm thinking of WS shares.
Also, don't misread the players' generosity here. If I'm reading right, they split one share among all the scouting and development personnel. If that is 20 employees, that is $1,850 each. It's not $37k each. We're talking like new TV money, not car or house money.
Perhaps it has changed in the last 5 years or so but the most a AAA veteran can make in a year is around 25,000 dollars.
If vets like Jayson Werth want to give scouts and coaches a thousand dollars then they should just cut them a check for a thousand dollars each.
For the most part a bunch of guys making a ton of money with a few guys on the bottom rung. So for the most part, in my opinion, a group of guys that shouldn't be voting on whether or not to take money out of their fellow player's pockets and should have simply wrote coaches and scouts a check from their own bank accounts and not the player's pile.
and probably a few more.
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