What is the upcoming season bringing to the employees, who used to be busy in baseball teams?
The COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing consequences have inflicted pain on almost everyone from plain workers to huge corporations. The college and professional sports leagues did not become an exclusion and the financial instability affected a huge number of the employees of sports organizations. The reduction of the personnel and cutting the payroll checks for players and managers has become a subject of the avid discussion in the fan community who judge the Baseball League for making, as they say, unfair decisions about the teams and the anti crisis plan, according to them, has currently unappropriate format.
It is not surprising at all that the loss of the gate money became a disastrous revenue loss for Major League Baseball. This led to the need of total restructuration and expense optimization, and the most obvious and easily available way out was the staff slash.
The restructuring has severely affected all the league teams’ divisions: from the coachment to the office workers, who may have lost their positions for the quite unpredictable period of time. The players also experience issues with signing with teams like the reliever Brad Hand, whose contract of ten million dollars was rejected by the Indians and the other teams of the Major League.
It is obvious that the maintenance workers were laid off first as the League did not need them in terms of absence of games and training; this is also a matter of concern for the indifferent baseball enthusiasts.
At the moment, it is difficult to predict how the situation will look like in the near future; however, the major figures of the baseball business are expressing their hope for the soonest recovery and the new vacancies available after a couple of successful seasons in case it is possible in current conditions.