Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell, who said Wednesday that it’s “just not worth it” to play this season on a reduced salary, received some support on Thursday from two big-name MLB stars — Bryce Harper and Nolan Arenado.
The Rays’ Cy Young Award winner made little secret about how he feels regarding a potential 50-50 revenue split that MLB owners are expected to propose to the union in order to resume its season.
“Y’all gotta understand, man, for me to go, for me to take a pay cut is not happening, because the risk is through the roof, it’s a shorter season, less pay,” Snell said Wednesday night on his Twitch channel.
Harper, the Philadelphia Phillies star right fielder, praised Snell for having the courage to speak up and tell it like it is.
“He ain’t lying. He’s speaking the truth bro,” the 27-year-old Harper said to his Fortnite streamer, Phillies prospect Bryson Stott during a live Twitch stream, courtesy of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I ain’t mad at him. Somebody’s gotta say it, at least he manned up and said it. Good for him. I love Snell, the guy’s a beast. One of the best lefties in the game.”
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