Re: The Reds can't offer a long-term contract to a player that is hitting .229 in Jun
Originally Posted by durl
I don't think I follow. If money is deferred but accounted for in the annual salary, wouldn't that mean that the annual salary would be increased rather than lowered?
I'm not well versed in the finer details of MLB contracts...which are only a tad simpler than the IRS tax codes...
His CONTRACT reads as $12.5M per year.
In 2001 to 2008, $6.5M is Deferred.
That leaves $6.0M.
However, they calculate a cost of the deferred money in today's dollars.
That increases the value of the annual salary that they budget for in the payroll.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009