MLB: Former A’s prospect will earn almost the same as the entire Oakland payroll in the NFL

The Oakland Athletics have long been the franchise who popularized the moneyball, which is an approach where they try to minimize costs as much as possible, obtaining the greatest possible benefit. However, this has already been taken to quite worrying extremes, since not only do they play in perhaps the worst stadium of all MLB without renovations and clear plans for a move, but now they have one of the lowest payrolls.

After the changes they made in the offseason, the A’s sold their best pieces and reduced their payroll to a total of $48.5 million in their active roster. In contrast, former A’s prospect and current NFL player for the Arizona Cardinals, Kyler Murray, just signed a 5-year, $230.5 million contract extension.

This will earn Murray an average annual salary of $46.1 million per season, just $2.4 million less than the Oakland A’s current total payroll, with the highest-paid player currently on the A’s roster being Stephen Piscotty, who is earning $7.2 million this season.

The Oakland Athletics have the second-lowest payroll in all of MLB this season, trailing only the Baltimore Orioles.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie at Al Bat in early 2018 and am in my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I’m a fan of the San Francisco Giants, number one defender of Barry Bonds, and hater of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to have the World Series taken from them for their cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy football, flag football, basketball, and just about any other game that involves a ball or ball. I’m also an amateur musician, a penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the world capital of shrimp, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived for a while in Australia; I survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Former A’s prospect will earn almost the same as the entire Oakland payroll in the NFL