Baseball is planning for a July 4th return to the diamond. The owners and players are once again arguing over money.
Arguing over money at a time when 36 million people have lost their jobs. Millions of people have had their salary cut by 20,30 even 40 percent.
Blake Snell comments show how tone-deaf he is to the plight of ordinary Americans.
Snell said on his Twitch video game streaming channel that the risk of returning to play this season is “not worth it.” Not for less than his five million dollar salary.
“Y’all gotta understand, man, for me to go, for me to take a pay cut is not happening, because the risk is through the roof. It’s a shorter season, less pay. I gotta get my money. I’m not playing unless I get mine, okay? And that’s the way it is for me.”
The risk is way the hell higher and the amount of money I’m making is way lower. Why would I think about doing that? Like, you know, I’m sorry.”
Snell went on to say that the risk of getting the “Rona” is too great to play for anything less than 50% of his salary.
Snell would have no problem playing for five million dollars.
Snell is being a phony and a fraud. Snell is saying that the risk of getting the virus is too great to play for less than 50 percent of his salary.
He would play and put himself at risk as long as his salary isn’t cut further.
Snell can do whatever he wants. The fact is that all MLB players are overpaid for what they do. Arguing about how much money they will make is insane.
Why would Snell put his health and life at risk for 5 million dollars, but not for three or four million dollars?
That’s being a fraud. Mr. Snell, you are not being true to your principles.
Snell said he is concerned about health and safety issues. But if that is the case there should be no question in his mind. Snell should sit out the season.
Rays manager Kevin Cash and the Rays organization are aware of Snell’s comments and had no comment.
In March, the owners and the players association agreed to reduce the player’s salaries by 50 percent. That was assuming the season would start in the summer with fans in attendance.
The latest proposal has the season starting with no fans in attendance. That will cut revenue even more.
The owners are wanting the players to take another reduction in salary.
Blake Snell has a right to his opinion and Rays fans have a right to think that Snell’s comments are absurd.
I would expect another statement from Blake Snell sometime to clarify his comments.
As the millionaires and billionaires argue about money, another 2.3 million jobs were lost this week.