MLB World reacts to Rob Manfred’s controversial minor league thought

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 30: Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media prior to Game 3 of the 2015 World Series between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in New York City . (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred‘s status as public enemy No. 1 in the baseball world isn’t going to change any time soon.

On Tuesday, Manfred was asked if his owners aren’t paying minor league players a living wage because they can’t afford it or aren’t interested in doing so. His answer to this question was puzzling.

“I reject the premise that they don’t pay a living wage,” Manfred said.

Considering that MLB recently agreed to a $185 million salary relief settlement with its minor league players, this response from Manfred is a bit ridiculous.

The baseball world has collectively agreed to crush Manfred for those comments.

“Literally three days ago, MLB agreed to pay minor leaguers $185 million for violating minimum wage laws,” David Gardner tweeted.

“There are 85 exit ramps to answer this question and Rob chose to walk through the railing,” wrote BND.com’s Jeff Jones.

Maddie Lee from Chicago Sun-Times replied, “Yuck.”

“Just pay Rob Manfred a minor league salary – only during the season of course – and we’ll see what he thinks about it. I’m giving you a one star rating on Uber, Rob,” Garrett Spain said.

Manfred will have a hard time finding people who agree with him on this.

A few minor league players earn only $14,000 per year. It’s just not enough.

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