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Blake Snell would like you to know that the rays actively choose to pay him

Last season Blake Snell was voted in the first All-Star game in his career, leading the majors of victories, ERA and ERA + and won the AL Cy Young Award. For his efforts and historically good performance, Tampa Bay Rays awarded him a $ 1 5,500 pay rise, including $ 10,000, a general minimum wage increase. He will now earn $ 573,700 for the upcoming season – a bargain for an owner worth $ 800 million. The current CBA in baseball allows teams to set which wage they want – within certain parameters – for big league players until they reach their third season of duty, which is when these players are eligible for arbitration. What often happens is that teams use this compensation to create an internal wage structure that plans for these players to get paid relatively low wages which is only slightly increased until the third season. Of course, the law does not have to, but they do. Players also do not have to accept the pay rise if it is a pace they do not agree with – even though the degree of choice is a little narrower there. In fact, one can argue that it is not so much about what the players choose to do, but more about how the team goes to choose what to offer their players, as Snell himself said. Per Tampa Bay Times: "The rays are right under the collective agreement to renew me at or near the league-minimum wage.…

Last season Blake Snell was voted in the first All-Star game in his career, leading the majors of victories, ERA and ERA + and won the AL Cy Young Award. For his efforts and historically good performance, Tampa Bay Rays awarded him a $ 1

5,500 pay rise, including $ 10,000, a general minimum wage increase. He will now earn $ 573,700 for the upcoming season – a bargain for an owner worth $ 800 million.

The current CBA in baseball allows teams to set which wage they want – within certain parameters – for big league players until they reach their third season of duty, which is when these players are eligible for arbitration. What often happens is that teams use this compensation to create an internal wage structure that plans for these players to get paid relatively low wages which is only slightly increased until the third season. Of course, the law does not have to, but they do. Players also do not have to accept the pay rise if it is a pace they do not agree with – even though the degree of choice is a little narrower there. In fact, one can argue that it is not so much about what the players choose to do, but more about how the team goes to choose what to offer their players, as Snell himself said.

Per Tampa Bay Times:

“The rays are right under the collective agreement to renew me at or near the league-minimum wage. They also have the opportunity to better compensate me, as other organizations have done with players who have similar achievements to My rays chose the former, “he said in a statement by Adam Karon and Tripper Johnson, his agents at Sosnick, Cobbe & Karon. “I will have no further comment and look forward to competing with my teammates and field staff in our quest to win the World Series 2019.”

The other players Snell refers to are Tim Lincecum and Corey Kluber. Lincecum was a 2008 Cy Young winner with a $ 405,000 salary. It was raised to $ 650,000 when the lowest $ 400,000. Kluber made $ 514,000 when he won in 2014 ($ 500,000 min.) And got a raise to $ 601,000 ($ 507,500 min). Shortly after the first raise, about three weeks, he was offered a five-year $ 38.5 million contract. If the number of comparable examples seems bright, it is because there are not many players who have been so good at this time in their career.

Unfortunately for Snell he happened to end up on the team with the league’s most rigid salary structure – of which the motto is pretty much: pay as little as possible as long as possible – it does not make exceptions for anyone, not even Cy Young’s winner. It seemed like a suspension like this for someone as talented as he would become inevitable (there was talk of a long-term contract back in 2016 but they were no more than preliminary in nature, by Chris Cotillo ).

It should be noted that it is not like Snell asking for a contract such as David Price or Max Scherzer, he just wants a fair rise showing that the rays are willing to reward someone to be one of the best players in their position . It doesn’t seem like much to ask, but Tampa Bay really believes it, or, as Snell points out, the franchise chose to think about it. This plan can very likely bite the franchise in the ass at the time when next season rolls around considering how inspired Snell seems to be taking so much money from the franchise without making a new way that sounds like a cozy way to dance around a revenge plot in a story.

“Hopefully [the renewal] drives me. Arbitration will be the business side, and that’s what I’m going to tell them. I think the fair is fair. It all comes at the end anyway. At the end of the day you get what you put in. I’ll be motivated. & # 39; & # 39;

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