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The start of the season of Major League Baseball : Why Mike Trout deserves it more than Lionel Messi

The Winter is finally over. Sure indication of the start of the season in the North American Major League Baseball (MLB) this Thursday – like every year–. But w

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The start of the season of Major League Baseball : Why Mike Trout deserves it more than Lionel Messi

The Winter is finally over. Sure indication of the start of the season in the North American Major League Baseball (MLB) this Thursday – like every year–. But wait a Moment: Baseball? This is not this strange Sport where muscle-bound guys with their legs in endless Play to small balls swing, the most of the time, but only stand around and chew gum – and an incredible amount of money to get?

or So the prevailing opinion is probably in Germany about Baseball and the MLB. Aside from the few Freaks who delight in fact, for this game, probably belongs to the large residual in the last few weeks, perhaps only of the gigantic contracts and probably shake your head.

Golden runner: Manny Machado has signed a very good contract.Photo: Shan Thew/picture-alliance / dpa

in fact, after the end of the season to 2018, which ended in the autumn with the title of master of the Boston Red Sox, four of the six highest valued working papers in the history of MLB signed. It all began with the extension of the contract of Nolan Arenado, which is obtained by the Colorado Rockies in the coming eight years and 260 million US dollars. Manny Machado ($300 million for ten years with the San Diego Padres) and Bryce Harper ($330 million for 13 years with the Philadelphia Phillies). Both Stars played in the preseason for other Teams, where their contracts expired. However, Mike Trout remains the Los Angeles Angels loyalty and keeps up with the promised 426,5 million US dollars by 2030, thus the absolute the contract record in the MLB. If one adds up only the salaries of these four players, the incredible number of 1,3165 billion US dollars, the equivalent of about 1.17 billion euros.

Where all this money comes from, and how the salaries with those of other top athletes compare?

success is not always

buy the Very top of an owner the Teams from the MLB, mostly a rich entrepreneur, or a whole consortium of companies. The professional squad of a club consists of 25 players, to teams that each club come further in the Training. Overall, the Los Angeles Angels pay in the season 2019 and its professional players according to the website around 175 million dollars and prove to League-wide space nine. On the front is the reigning MLB Champion Boston (237 million) against the New York Yankees (219). At the end of a field of 30 Teams, the Tampa Bay Rays has an average of 58 million US dollars – roughly equivalent to the sum of the Bundesliga football team VfL Wolfsburg in the season 2017/18 on staff costs. A Salary Cap, so a salary cap for the clubs, there is not - unlike in other American sports leagues. Thus, it can theoretically be put so much money in game contracts as-is, even if when you Reach a certain total content volume of a penal tax is due.

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a Lot of money does not mean automatically a lot of success in Baseball, where the chances of permanent competitive, to grow, of course, the more dollars you can spend on a team for your player In Tampa Bay, it was missing the last, in particular, TV revenue. Every club in the MLB receives, in addition to the money from the national TV recycling in addition, a certain amount of self-negotiated local TV contracts. Each team plays per season, a minimum of 162 games, all of which can be transferred somewhere.

Tampa Bay got last year around 25 million dollars, while the Los Angeles Dodgers can plan as a record earner until 2038 even with more than $ 200 million per year from local TV money. Overall, Time Warner Cable and the Dodgers completed at the time a contract for a total of 8.35 billion U.S. dollars. One way or the other a Million more or less in salary for a player since then. Especially since there is also a national TV contract. The media company Fox pays MLB season in 2022 until the year 2028 in 5,1 billion dollars. Of the currently still valid eight-year contract that brought the League 4.2 billion. Also, each of the team a pretty penny, the good in new, expensive players to invest.

basketball players earn tidy

television is one thing, in Baseball, the viewers are not, however, to the neglect of revenue. After all, the 81 home games each Team in the National Football League (NFL) are compared only guaranteed eight per team in a year. The Dodgers most recently, nearly 50,000 Fans per game, and even if the Tickets are in comparison to the NFL in the US Baseball is quite affordable, comes together as a lot.

winner: Eduardo Nunez (R) of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with his teammate J. D. Martinez in the final series in 2018.Photo: picture alliance/dpa

As a professional Baseball, especially as the exceptionally gifted, it can be so good life. Still better off with the basketball player. In the "Global Sports Salaries Survey 2018" by Sporting Intelligence, the annual salary expenditure of the largest sports clubs in the world compared to each other. And so a Team from the MLB, but the same eight Teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA) is not among the Top 12. The other four places will go to European football clubs.

The highest salary in football Messi

gets for a Long time regarded the United States as the Prime example of the commercialized professional sports, including salaries of madness, but of European football has caught up with the USA in this respect, at least. On place one and two for salaries payments in season 2017/18 FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barça paid for each of the under contract players an average of 13.8 million US dollars. Lionel Messi towered over all with a annual earnings of 33.1 million dollars. Real Madrid surpasses the greatest MLB Teams in terms of salary payments, by far, of any player in the Royal cashed in last season, an average of 10.6 million US dollars. For comparison: In the case of the Boston Red Sox, in this respect, the most valuable MLB club, are scheduled for 2019, only 8.4 million dollars are just paying 100,000 dollars more than the FC Bayern Munich as the German market leader in the average for its professionals to salaries. The squad size of a football and a baseball team is likely to be roughly comparable.

Expensive spit: Lionel Messi is the highest paid football players in Europe.Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP

Baseball might be a strange Sport. With regard to the salaries, looks like it is in football, however, is not much different. The biggest difference lies in the term length and the Trouts, Harpers and Machados brands that don't exist in professional football – especially as a Mike Trout, with around 36 million US dollars, even a Lionel Messi in terms of annual salary exceeds.

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