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he will make more money in the mlb but if he gets drafted by a mlb team, shouldn't he be forced to play in the mlb or will the braves get the short stick and lose a 5th round pick?

the only way he makes more money in baseball is if he makes it to the majors. just because you get drafted by an mlb team, it doesn't mean you go in and start playing for them like you do with an nfl team. most guys who get drafted by mlb spends years and years in the minors, making maybe slightly better money than you could make working at mcdonalds full time. a few of those guys will go on to actually play in the majors in a game you can actually see on tv.

he didn't enjoy playing baseball over the summer, but he sounded as if he was keeping his options open in the espn the mag article. if he's fit for football after this injury, i think he'll play football.... if not, then he has to choose between baseball and a career with his sociology degree.

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he will make more money in the mlb but if he gets drafted by a mlb team, shouldn't he be forced to play in the mlb or will the braves get the short stick and lose a 5th round pick?

the baseball draft is way different from the ones in the nba or nfl. a lot of picks don't get signed, sometimes even 1st round picks. there are compensation picks, but the braves wouldn't really get anything back if dixon doesn't sign. that is a risk that has to be considered before a player is drafted.

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the baseball draft is way different from the ones in the nba or nfl. a lot of picks don't get signed, sometimes even 1st round picks. there are compensation picks, but the braves wouldn't really get anything back if dixon doesn't sign. that is a risk that has to be considered before a player is drafted.

dixon has a contract with the braves... he had it guaranteed that he could play football if he wanted to in the contract, so honestly it's up to him... or maybe what his condition will allow at this point.

if his knee injury is not serious, he could still get drafted by an nfl team and be guaranteed to make more money initially than he would in baseball. the nfl minimum salary for a rookie is $225,000... players in the minors in baseball make peanuts... seriously. rookies in the minors make $850 a month max... after that it is open to negotiation, but even in triple-a ball players might make like $30k if even that much.

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if you really want to know, ask someone in the braves minor league system. i have not heard much about his baseball prospects, so my guess is that he will opt for football.

they like him... he's got a contract, but he batted .176 over the summer and openly admits that repeated failure in baseball over the summer is what turned his attitude around in football. if he gets drafted, i'd say 100% he pursues football... but his draft stock is going to plummet unless he is healthy by the time the combine and workouts roll around.

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the major league baseball office handles minor league contracts. it states:

"first contract season: $850/month maximum. after that, open to negotiation

alien salary rates: different for aliens on visas--mandated by ins (immigration).

triple-a--first year: $2,150/month, after first year no less than $2,150/month

class aa-first year: $1,500/month, after first year no less than $1,500/month

class a (full season)--first year: $1,050/month, after first year no

less than $1,050/month

class a (short-season)--first year: $850/month, after first year no

less than $850/month

dominican & venezuelan summer leagues--no lower than $300/month

meal money: $20 per day at all levels, while on the road"

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/app/milb/info/faq.jsp

it looks like minor league contracts are open for negotiation as are

major league salaries so its impossible to really say how much more

than the minimum salary caps can be earned. for example, a 4th year

class a player cannot be paid less than $850 a month but there is no

salary cap to determine what salary a club can pay that player. the

only salary cap is for the first year of minor league service (see

above).

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i think it has more to do with desire and lack of injuries. as someone else pointed out, minor league baseball contracts are not very lucrative at all...

they are lucrative to those multisport athletes. dixon already has his mind on baseball, as last offseason thats what he was doing. several teams love his mobility and ability to steal bases.

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