June 02, 2006

Ranking the MLB's overpaid and underpaid by position: Who's not making an honest wage on the diamond? You'll be surprised at some of the choices. As you will by one of the biggest choices on the underpaid list.

posted by donnnnychris to baseball at 05:47 AM - 17 comments

i've got 4 field box tickets for minute maid on sunday so i'll see for myself who's worth the big bucks.

posted by ptluigi at 06:06 AM on June 02


posted by ptluigi at 06:09 AM on June 02

Someone just posted a similar link in a FPP the other day, and I can't find it to save my a$$. If anyone knows where it is please toss the link back up. I think it was a Grum post, you could select individual players or teams. It was very interesting and alot further in depth than this list.

posted by jojomfd1 at 09:41 AM on June 02

O boy. I feel so bad for those underpaid ballplayers. Lets do some fund raising for them.

posted by Debo270 at 09:58 AM on June 02

I am giving all the money I make from my job today to Jason Bay to help out him and his family. Maybe everyone here should pick a hometown guy to help out.

posted by steelcityguy at 10:16 AM on June 02

It was very interesting and . . . in depth Which means it has no place in this thread.

posted by yerfatma at 10:26 AM on June 02

Always been a huge fan of this page. Check out all the goodies that Ichiro receives in addition to an $11 mil salary. Housing allowance? It's called $11 mil people! He's not on the list and is probably worth close to his salary (that's of course saying somebody is worth $11 mil) but his list of bonuses amuses me. Varitek has some good ones as well: "he receives 6 tickets a season to Fenway Park, including 2 which must be in Box 44- + bonuses he has earned: 50K for 2005 All-Star selection, 100K for 2005 Silver Slugger" Ummm...only 6 tickets? c'mon Varitek, I totally would have asked for more

posted by timdawg at 11:32 AM on June 02

I will join the Jason Bay fund raisers. We can sell candy bars at the airport

posted by Debo270 at 11:36 AM on June 02

Practically the entire Mariner infield is in there, or should be. Sexson and Beltre's dismal performances are without question the reason they stink so bad, and Lopez (who is on the underpaid list) and Betancourt (who isn't but should be) are the reasons why there's a glimmer of hope. And Kenji Johjima's not bad either.

posted by vito90 at 12:38 PM on June 02

Just like Pujols, Ichiro is a bargain at twice the price.

posted by chicobangs at 12:56 PM on June 02

i would definitely agree with Juan Pierre being over paid, for what the Cubs gave up for him in minor leaguers, and that he hasnt done anything on the top of the lineup. Bust.

posted by ChicagoPlayer01 at 01:42 PM on June 02

he hasnt done anything on the top of the lineup. Bust. And you gave the guy two months to prove himself. Can't ask for more than that. Hope the weather improves.

posted by yerfatma at 02:18 PM on June 02

Corey Patterson is doing good things these days. I find a very sad humor in that and the fact that when the Cubs recently got swept by the Marlins, one of the pitchers was a guy they traded for Pierre. He had 2 RBI and a HR thus besting Pierre in one game

posted by timdawg at 02:48 PM on June 02

Adrian Beltre is stealing money from Seattle.

posted by Clevelander32 at 03:18 PM on June 02

And you gave the guy (Pierre) two months to prove himself. Can't ask for more than that. Hope the weather improves. Hey, it's a lot of pressure fitting into that Cubs "Tradition of Excellence" they've nurtured for so long. The years of winning and championships create high expectations.

posted by dyams at 08:15 PM on June 02

Juan Pierre has been a bust. He has a weaker arm than Johnny Damon, and has seen his BA go down the past 3 seasons. On the plus side, he has 16 stolen bases, but he isn't worth what he is getting paid so far.

posted by redsoxrgay at 09:00 PM on June 03

rsrg: Is it fair to call Pierre (or anyone else, for that matter) a bust on June 3 when we've determined that it's too early to judge the strength of divisions? Pierre's second half numbers (including a .320 average after the All-Star break) are historically much better than his first half numbers. Watch him take off in July.

posted by BullpenPro at 10:23 AM on June 05

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