By now, everybody around the sports world fully understands that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is way out of touch.
Manfred proved this point a few days ago when he stated that he rejects the premise that minor league baseball players are not paid a “living wage.”
Add that to the list of stupid things Manfred has said or done during his tenure as MLB’s Commissioner.
Manfred continues to get it wrong each time.
Not only that, but he manages to upset many people around the league as a result.
Well known CEO Dan Price tweeted some numbers that prove just how wrong and out of touch Manfred truly is.
MLB's commissioner (who makes $17.5 million) says minor league players are paid "a living wage."
Minor leaguers make $4,800-$14,700 a year and barely any make it to the big leagues.
MLB owners got $300 million richer on average in the last four years and are worth $1.6 billion.
— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) July 20, 2022
Manfred Continues To Miss The Point
One thing to consider here is that many minor leaguers are forced to work second jobs because their pay isn’t nearly enough to support them.
Price here is pointing out some key facts and key numbers that prove why Manfred is just so wrong.
Many minor leaguers also can’t afford some pretty basic things.
This is all a result of Manfred’s sheer incompetence and the fact that he’s totally out of touch with reality when it comes to baseball.
Sure, the lockout is over, but that doesn’t take him off the hook for all of things he has said and done.
Sure, he’s changed the game a little, but none of his changes seem to be for the better.
These comments by Manfred just prove why he is still a major problem for baseball.
The numbers Price provides also show that.
While owners get richer, many players struggle to make a living wage, contrary to what Manfred was saying.
Manfred is just one of those people who continues to shoot himself in the foot with his lack of understanding of the game of baseball.