Pay-Rod indeed

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Salaries continue to skyrocket in baseball, with the average player due to earn $3.15M this year. A-Rod‘s $28M salary is tops in the game, and in fact he’ll make more than the 25 guys on the Marlins’ roster PLUS the 8 guys they currently have on the 15-day DL. That’s just all sorts of crazy. Be an engineer they all said … you’ll make good money they all said … my high school guidance counselor was full of shit.

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  • NYFan50

    At least A-Rod’s salary is more defensible than, say, Giambi’s or Jeter’s…who also both individually make more than the Marlins roster. (Jeter not the guys on the DL, by a mere 200k)

    Checking out the Yankee salaries…they lose $90M after this year from the books. That’s a huge chunk of change.

    Unless I’m missing something, the following players are at the end of their contracts:
    Jason Giambi $23,428,571
    Bobby Abreu $16,000,000
    Andy Pettitte $16,000,000
    Mike Mussina $11,071,030
    Carl Pavano $11,000,000
    Kyle Farnsworth $5,916,667
    LaTroy Hawkins $3,750,000
    Morgan Ensberg $1,750,000

    They may not be the team with the highest payroll at the start of next season unless they break the bank for both Teixeira and Sabathia.

  • pete c.

    If he has a good year, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Abreu back.

    • J.R.

      Not sure, Ajax or Gardner could be ready and they could go for Tex or C.C. He would have to take a cut from the $16 mil and the yanks wouldnt want a long term contract with those two above ready soon. I’d expect Abreu to move on.

  • Currambayankees

    Rab,
    Didn’t you hear? There is no crying in engineering :)