Re: A smarter way to fill the closer position: The A's
Isringhausen was paid $3.3M in 2001.
Koch was paid $2.5M in 2002.
Foulke was paid $6M in 2003.
How does that translate into today's dollars?
That chart shows me that the A's have been willing to pay premium dollars for closers, even though they are flipping them for draft picks soon after. Street is an exception, but will likely be flipped if or after he attains high-salary status.