“Embarrassing” MLB coaches making more than college coaches…50% plunge in salary
Major League Baseball (MLB) managers are under fire.
“Managers are the voice of the team, the face of the organization’s brand, and the messengers of its message to fans,” USA Today reported on Monday. They are ultimately responsible for the behavior of every player in uniform. There are 30 managers in MLB, and they are subject to constant name-calling, sneering, and ridicule. They also have another thing in common: they are underpaid.
“While Joe Torre was making $7.5 million ($10.1 billion) a year as a manager 15 years ago, Dave Roberts, the winningest manager in Los Angeles Dodgers history this season, is making less than half that at $3.25 million ($4.4 billion),” USA Today reported. Brian Snitker, who led the Atlanta Braves to their first World Series title in 26 years in 2021, earned $1.2 million (KRW 1.6 billion),” and noted that “there are six MLB managers earning less than $1 million (KRW 1.3 billion) this year and 15 earning less than $1.75 million (KRW 2.4 billion). 메이저사이트
That’s pretty low when you consider the salaries of college baseball coaches. According to USA Today, “10 college coaches make more than $1.2 million ($1.6 billion). Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin tops the list at $2.47 million. One MLB manager said, “It’s really baffling. How can college coaches make more than us, it’s just not right.” The difference in salary for college football coaches is staggering. Alabama head coach Nick Saban makes a whopping $11.4 million (15.4 billion won) a year. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney signed a 10-year, $115 million contract. According to USA Today, “25 college managers are earning more than $6 million ($8.1 billion), more than double the salary of World Series champion Dusty Baker.
MLB revenue hit $10.8 billion ($14 trillion) last season, but managerial salaries plummeted 50 percent, according to an agent representing MLB managers. “Only six managers are projected to make at least $3 million in 2024 – Bruce Bochy, Doug Melvin, Buck Showalter (fired), Dave Martinez, Roberts, and Alex Cora,” USA Today reported, adding, “Managers are losing leverage every year. If you ask for a big raise, the team will refuse and threaten to find someone else to replace you. If you’re hired as a rookie manager, you should be grateful to have a job, even if it’s for less than $800,000 ($1.1 billion), the minimum salary for an MLB player.