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savafan
02-10-2011, 11:28 PM
http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2011/2/10/1985798/vernon-wells-mlb-team-payroll-angels

This is very interesting.

TheNext44
02-11-2011, 12:01 AM
Thanks.

What I find most interesting is that all of the teams mentioned save the Astros and Mets, have made the playoffs with those terrible contracts.

savafan
02-11-2011, 12:25 AM
In spite of those contracts.

TheNext44
02-11-2011, 01:01 AM
In spite of those contracts.

Every team that made the playoffs last season except the Twins, had at least one contract, that they won in spite of. Bad contracts aren't that big of a deal most of the time.

Ron Madden
02-11-2011, 06:02 AM
We are in the post steroid era. I don't think it's usually a good idea to sign long term deals that come to an end with players in their mid to late 30's.

bucksfan2
02-11-2011, 09:36 AM
Every team that made the playoffs last season except the Twins, had at least one contract, that they won in spite of. Bad contracts aren't that big of a deal most of the time.

The Twins paid Justin Morneau $15M to play in 81 games the last of which being July 7th. Its not really a bad contract per say but it was a bad contract last season considering that he was missing for the 2nd half of the season and not playing in the playoffs.

edabbs44
02-11-2011, 09:45 AM
The Twins paid Justin Morneau $15M to play in 81 games the last of which being July 7th. Its not really a bad contract per say but it was a bad contract last season considering that he was missing for the 2nd half of the season and not playing in the playoffs.

And Nathan didn't pitch for them last year.

MikeThierry
02-14-2011, 12:08 AM
Matt Holliday’s going to earn $17 million this season, which I bring up only to point out that Albert Pujols is, for the moment anyway, a cool million behind Holliday on the Cardinals’ payroll depth chart.

Holliday stated in a recent interview that he deferred 2 million a year on his contract so he technically doesn't get paid as much as Pujols. Still, 2 million a year for 7-9 years for doing nothing after his contract is a nice retirement package.