Aug
08

Some crazy contract clauses

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Just in case you woke up earlier than I did, here’s some strange contract incentives, courtesy of Jorge Says No. I’m sure the Yankees had no problem fulfilling Alex’s and Teixeira’s requests for premium tickets.

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  • Pasqua

    Alex Rodriguez (Yankees): Rodriguez may void after 2008 or 2009 unless club increases 2009-10 salary by $5M/year or $1M more than highest-paid MLB position player

    I’m guessing, what with the steroid thing and all, that A-Rod has decided to overlook that clause?

    • casey

      That was from his pre-opt out contract.

    • V

      That was his previous contract, that he opted out of in 2007.

    • Pasqua

      Ahhh, that makes sense. I thought that sounded like a bizarre clause considering what went down with the opt-out. I was reading 2008-2009 as covering the new contract.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    What possible use for a bulldozer could Roy Oswalt have?

    • pat

      Dude, rednecks love heavy machinery.

    • Klemy

      Covering up his failed starts?

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Huh? Oswalt’s doing just fine this year.

    • J.R.

      Seriously, what cant you use a bulldozer for?

      1. fucking stuff up
      2. Getting hammered while driving it
      3. Digging a big hole
      4. Filling said hole later when wife complains
      5. you’re in texas, why not?

      Those are 5 perfectly valid reasons. AWESOME

  • Miraluka

    Most of those aren’t very funny. The Japanese division ones seem perfectly reasonable. Translators/Interpreters, and round trip flights to/from Japan all make sense.

    Allowing players to purchase high-end tickets makes sense, too. If not expected.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      The bulldozer one was wierd though.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    What would you guys request?

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Good question.

      Well, Posada has a hot wife…if they really needed me I wonder…

      Nah.

    • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

      to have my own choice of music for every AB

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        How about to control the music played in the clubhouse?

        • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif OmgZombies!

          thats too much power

      • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

        Purchasing the MLB rights to the Outfield’s “Your Love” from Gordon Beckham

      • J.R.

        I thought they had this. Or does the team get to currently pick the AB music?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Hmm, probably something to do with food, tickets, and hotel rooms.

    • JMK

      That Michael Kay always be a part of my entourage when I go clubbing.

    • J.R.

      That the club has to pay for any suspensions for plunking a batter (only below the neck)

      • 27 this year

        Joba is going to get that in his long term contract once he proves he can handle a larger workload, say maybe next offseason (2010).

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    All the Japanese players asked for “massage therapists” heh heh heh

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    My own bobblehead
    1% ownership in a minor league team (anywhere)
    repaint my plane with NY logo, and new logo if the trade me
    20 of any kind tix for me to give to kids (per game)
    2 bottles of cold dasani water in my locker befor t he game, one bottle of Harp after
    digital copy of every game for which said copy exists
    4 season tix with free seatside food/beverage service
    use of the stadium twice a year for fundraisers