Originally Posted by Benihana
This is silly. No one is getting screwed. Guys are getting chances to play baseball for money. If they do well, they can make a lot of money, as in millions of dollars. If they don't like what they're being offered, they can do something else for a living, like the rest of their fellow college seniors. What is so sad about that?
Yes they are getting screwed. Someone else, with the exact same talent/potential gets 3-4 times of what a senior would because they happen to be 4-10 months younger when they were drafted?
The idea that 'oh they get to play baseball for a living' doesn't mean they aren't getting screwed because you would love the chance. If your talent means you should be getting $150,000 and you are essentially forced to take $35,000, you are getting screwed, even if it is something you WANT to do. Being underpaid for a job you love still means you are underpaid as long as others are being paid much better for doing similar things.