Originally Posted by westofyou
Last season the A's inked Redman to a 3 year 11 million dollar contract, it was back loaded, 2.2 million last year and 4.25, 4.95 the next 2.
The A's will be paying the Pirates 1 million each year.
Mark Redman is going to get 9.2 million bucks in the next 2 seasons.
He has 807 IP and an ERA that screams Paul Wilson.
The club option is 4.95 M. If the Pirates choose not to use their option in 2006, Redman will get 4.5 M using his player option, according to reports.
And is the 1M payment tied directly to Redman or was it involved in the deal as a whole to counter some of the contracts of both Redman and Rhodes?
In any case, Redman's three-year OPS Against (even including a nasty 2004) is .736. Wilson's is .801. They don't appear to be the same pitcher.