Via Pinto comes the not-very-surprising word that Forbes has named Derek Jeter as the game’s most overpaid player. Jeter is making $21.6 million this year, and according to the financial magazine, that salary pushes him far above the average for the position. The only problem with their methodology is that it’s, well, non-existent. Jeter made less earlier in the contract and is now getting paid for what he has done. He is also, as Bud Selig pointed out, a baseball ambassador. In the end, Pinto points us to Jeter’s value at Fangraphs. He might be overpaid, but it’s not nearly as cut-and-dried as Forbes would have us believe.
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