He’s willing to play the shortened season for $7M, but not $3.5M. Probably not Blake Snell’s greatest moment as he attempted to explain his finances on Twitch.
One of baseball’s top pitchers has no interest in “risking his life” playing for a reduced salary in a shortened MLB season.
2018 Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell made his thoughts known during a Twitch stream on Thursday, saying the “risk is through the roof”.
The Rays lefty said “No, I gotta get my money. I’m not playing unless I get mine, OK? And that’s just the way it is for me. Like, I’m sorry you guys think differently … why would I think about doing that?”
MLB and the Players Union agreed in March to a deal to prorate player salaries based on the number of games played. But now owners are pushing for a 50/50 revenue split with the players for this season – which the union has rejected so far.