Red Sox Should Be Ashamed for Cutting Pay for Employees

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Boston Red Sox traded away Mookie Betts and David Price to save a few bucks here and there, but John Henry's miserly ways have prompted the Red Sox to withhold a piece of their employees' checks amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Anyone making over $50,000 will see their paychecks cut by a minimum of 10 percent, per Chris Cotillo. Evan Drellich of The Athletic reports that employees with the Red Sox are "livid" at Henry's decision.

While the Red Sox did promise to avoid furloughs after this decision, this is still a bad look for the organization.

Red Sox owner John Henry is worth $2.6 billion dollars, and his recent business and investment history shows that he isn't exactly nervous when it comes to splashing the cash. Fenway Sports Group's total net worth far supersedes that of Henry alone. The fact he chose employees making more than $50,000, which is a good chunk of Red Sox employees, as the place to cut corners and save a few bucks is pretty shameful.

Living in Boston on $50,000 is already tough enough, but having to do so on less than $50,000 because a mega rich owner is paranoid about the bottom line shows that Henry is putting profits first and foremost once again.