PBS NewsHour

The staggering economics of Major League Baseball

Clip: 04/02/2019 | 5m 51s Video has closed captioning.

A new season of Major League Baseball begins this week, after a busy and lucrative winter that saw just 10 players awarded a total of over $2 billion in contracts. What’s behind these huge numbers for superstars, and where does it leave the rest of the player population financially? Amna Nawaz talks to ESPN columnist Jeff Passan, author of a book about baseball players as commodities.

Aired: 04/02/19

Rating: NR

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