Transcript of "The controversy of sports salaries"
National Basketball League (NBA) $5.2Million Major League Baseball (MLB) $2.5Million National Football League (NFL) $1.75Million National Hockey League (NHL) $1.3Million Professional Golf Association (PGA)$0.973 Million Women’s Tennis $0.345 Million Men’s Tennis $0.260 Million Women’s Golf $0.162 Million
Major League Baseball (MLB) $178 MillionNational Football League (NFL) $120 MillionNational Hockey League (NHL) $64.3 MillionNational Basketball League (NBA) $58.04 MillionMajor League Soccer (MLS) $2.6 Million
The minimum salary for a MLB ball player is400,000 dollars. Roughly the same salary as thepresident. Alex Rodriguez gets paid almost 40,000 dollars aplate appearance, more than Mickey Mantle madein his rookie season! Peyton Manning makes 15 million dollars inendorsement deals per year, plus his 30.8 milliondollar annual salary. On September 17, 2011 Floyd “Money” Mayweathermade 40 million dollars in one night, fighting VictorOrtiz.
1 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees $ 30,000,000 Third Baseman 2 Vernon Wells Los Angeles Angels $ 24,187,500 Outfielder 3 Johan Santana New York Mets $ 23,145,011 Pitcher 4 Mark Teixeira New York Yankees $ 23,125,000 First Baseman 5 Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers $ 23,000,000 First Baseman 5 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins $ 23,000,000 Catcher 5 CC Sabathia New York Yankees $ 23,000,000 Pitcher 8 Adrian Gonzalez Boston Red Sox $ 21,857,142 First Baseman 9 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies $ 21,500,000 Pitcher 10 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers $ 21,000,000 First Baseman 11 Carl CrawfordBoston Red Sox $ 20,357,142 Outfielder 12 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers $ 20,100,000 Pitcher 13 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies $ 20,000,000 Pitcher 13 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies $ 20,000,000 First Baseman 15 Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners $ 19,700,000 Pitcher 16 Carlos Lee Houston Astros $ 19,000,000 Outfielder 16 Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs $ 19,000,000 Outfielder 16 Carlos Zambrano Miami Marlins $ 19,000,000 Pitcher 16 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants $ 19,000,000 Pitcher 20 Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels $ 18,500,000 Outfielder 21 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants $ 18,250,000 Pitcher 22 Jason Bay New York Mets $ 18,125,000 Outfielder 23 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners $ 18,000,000 Outfielder 24 Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox $ 17,000,000 Pitcher 24 Jake Peavy Chicago White Sox $ 17,000,000 Pitcher
Q1; What is your view of the current payrollsin professional sports? A1; The payroll is defiantly too high, especiallynow with the luxury tax in baseball, thepayrolls need to be decreased. If the teams donot decrease their payrolls they will wind uppaying more with the tax Q2; Do you think an injured player shouldreceive their salary if they are not playing?
Person I interviewed; Arnie Rosenbaum Occupation; AP of physical education atFrancis Lewis High School Athletic Director of Francis Lewis
A2; Well, only if the injured players salary willnot cost the organization a ton of money. Q3; If a athlete does not play to their fullpotential, do they deserve the money that theyare being paid? A3; Only if that player is making a load ofmoney. Take Alex Rodriguez for instance, hehas been injured, and hasn’t played to hispotential.