Re: Player A and Player B
Player A's 2007 salary = 11.7% of his team's overall salary
Player B's 2007 salary = 15.1% of his team's overall salary
I bring this up because it's my way of saying "it depends."
Is Player B worth ~$13M on the open market as a free agent? Easily... Is he worth that to a team that is 20th in MLB in salary? Dunno.
If the other corresponding pieces were in place for a playoff run, then certainly it would be worth it, and thus, Player B's salary would be closer to the 11% than the 15% range.
When all is said and done more is said than done.