Now that pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted, and there is the expectation that fans will be in the stands in the coming year, things are getting back to normal. Most major league teams had instituted pay cuts and furloughed employees during the shutdown and truncated season, but that has come to an end. At least, that has come to an end outside of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Yes, the Diamondbacks are still instituting pay cuts to their staff. In fact, they are thought to be the only team that has not restored a full salary to their employees.
Arizona Diamondbacks pay cuts an embarrassment
Naturally, the Diamondbacks are trying to control the narrative. They have stated that those pay cuts were to the baseball and business sides of the organization, and that some of the salaries are have been reinstated. The cuts are now up to 10% of pay, with that amount being lower in most cases.
Regardless of how much the Diamondbacks are trying to sugarcoat their ongoing pay cuts to the front office and business side, it is an embarrassment. Teams such as the A’s and Rays, who are known for their frugality, are believed to be paying their employees once again.
At this point, the team claims to be waiting on ticket sales before reviewing expenses, which includes the salaries of their employees. Meanwhile, those employees are doing the same, if not more work for less pay. And they get to watch those savings get used to pay for Joakim Soria and Asdrubal Cabrera while the franchise battles for third in the division.
However, every team is dealing with the same situation. None of these teams know when, or if, fans will be allowed back in the stands. The pandemic is still ongoing, and while there appears to be some headway, nothing is guaranteed. Yet the Diamondbacks are still toeing the line while the rest of the league is paying their employees what they should be earning.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are still instituting pay cuts for their employees. These continued pay cuts within the organization are an embarrassment.