Nobody watches a game to see the owner sit in his private box. The players are the game so I don't get people complaining about them getting paid. It's a very small percentage of players that do get PAID well. It's very difficult to be a major league player and even harder to be a very good one. The people that own teams don't need more money, to most it's a hobby.
I hope I never complain about players getting paid.
I'm not complaining about the salaries as much as not caring about the final number for the players who make free agency.I want more players to get paid more at the minor league level, rather than the individual superstars to individually earn more.
When Calvin Griffith owned the Twins, and the early days of Carl Pohlad, salaries were shameful.I remember a very young Gaetti talking about how it was hard to stay in condition over the winter as a young player because he was bagging groceries all winter to pay the rent.That's just shameful.The major league minimum salary at that time was a joke for what players went through.That's a big problem, especially in the minors today, compared to the difference between a really good player making $25 million per year or having to settle for $10-15 million.
So I'm not complaining about their salaries, but I don't feel sorry for them if they have to delay free agency a year.An awful lot of players never qualify for that anyway.Let's take care of the rest of the players.