Many of us have been wondering how much money the Major League Baseball players make per season. Of course, the better ones earn more, and the worse ones earn less, but there is still an average, and that is exactly what we’re going to talk about here – about the average salary in the MLB, and how much it has grown this past season.
Associated Press has done a study recently, and according to it, the average salary in the MLB will go above 4 million US Dollars for the first time. So, this year will be a landmark in this sport, but it is no surprise, since this trend has been on the rise, and the salaries have went up due to the fact that the revenues from broadcasting deals have skyrocketed. An average Major League Baseball player will get somewhere around 4.25 million US Dollars this year, which is a lot more than it was the year before, when the average salary in MLB stood at 3.65 million.
But that’s not all when it comes to earnings in this professional sports league, because many of the players get somewhere around 100 bucks a day for meals while they are on the road. Now, this is not that big, but still, it is a lot to many people who don’t even have a job, and it can get you to topps bunt one day.
However, such big earnings may seem inhuman, but they do make sense, because of the fact that the teams invest somewhere around 4.25 million in each player and these 8,000 Dollars for meals are not that big of a deal, because they allow the players to eat healthy and stay fit for the game. These 100 Dollars per day allow the players to eat nutritious meals while they are on the road. And even though not many other sports offers that much money to the players for meals, it does not still mean that the Major League Baseball offers the highest amount of meal money; hockey, football and basketball leagues offer more money for meals.
However, not all the players use this money to spend it on useless things. Most people remember Rickey Henderson, a Hall of Famer who used to cook for himself on the road, and then give his meal money to his kids, to give them a reward for their good report cards.
As we have seen, the Major League Baseball offer huge salaries to their players, and this season, that average salary amounted to 2.45 million US Dollars. And that’s not all, because those players also get around 8,000 Dollars for meals while they are on the road, playing away. This does not seem much when it gets compared to more than 4 million Dollars, but it is still a huge number to all the Average Joes.
But, that is still not the end, because most players usually have a sponsorship deal that helps them make even more money. Of course, not everyone can lock down a sponsorship deal – only the best ones of them get it, and that is exactly why people say that all the work eventually pays out.