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Tuesday BP: How much does each Giant make per game?

A lot, it turns out.

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Hello and happy Tuesday.

We don’t know exactly what will happen financially if and when the 2020 MLB season actually starts.

When the season was first suspended — a result of the coronavirus pandemic — the players agreed to take a paycut that would prorate their pay based on how many games were lost. That could get complicated, since it’s looking increasingly likely that the season will play out without fans. I probably don’t need to tell you that both the players and the owners have a stance on what that should mean for player payment.

Either way, what we do know is this: Players are losing potential earnings with every game that is cancelled, and players will make money for every game that is eventually played.

But how much?

The AP created a nifty tool that allows us to see how much each MLB player stands to make on a game-by-game basis. You can use it to see how much money players are being denied because of the pandemic, or you can simply use it to feel depressed about how little you make relative to professional athletes.

I went ahead and checked the numbers for a few Giants across the pay spectrum. Here’s what they stood to make every game, before the season was suspended. And what they hope to make every game when play resumes:

Buster Posey: $132,099
Johnny Cueto: $129,630
Jeff Samardzija: $111,111
Brandon Belt: $98,765
Evan Longoria: $89,462
Hunter Pence: $18,519
Alex Dickerson: $5,710
Mike Yastrzemski: $3,517
Mauricio Dubón: $3,498
Tyler Rogers: $3,486

I feel bad for them, but also for myself.

Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?


May 5, 2002: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Chris Reitsma. It cut the deficit to 4-3, and the Giants would win 6-5 in 10 innings. It was his 10th home run of the year.

May 5, 2007: Against the Philadelphia Phillies, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning off of Jon Lieber. It tied the game 1-1, and the Giants would win 9-4. It was his 10th home run of the year.

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Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends.