Originally posted by cfgbMike Hampton makes something between 10 - 15 million a season for an ERA of about 7.00.
He's the hands down winner.
We have a winner. It gets better since he is signed through 2008 and a buyout in 2009. The contract amounts starting in 2002 are:
$8.5 M 11.0 M 12.0 M 12.5 M 13.5 M 14.5 M 15.5 M and in 2009 - $20M or a $6Million buyout.
There is at minimum $85 million on his contract. Plus there is a $20 million signing bonus deferred until the end of the contract in 2009 for a grand total of $127 million or only $113 if they buy him out.
Yes, we have a winner.
Yes, Mike Hampton is overpaid this year, making so much money and having an ERA of 7. But who knows, maybe next year he returns to form and he wins 20 games a season, so I don't think you can say he gets overpaid his entire contract until you see what he does. But for just this year then yeah he's overpaid.
Well, the Yankees rotation was filled, otherwise I don't think Steinbrenner would've minded another $10-15 million. Or even noticed. Sterling Hitchcock already has the position of "multi-million spot starter", so it's not like he'd have a place to fit, anyway.
Originally posted by redsoxnationIn baseball, the most overpaid goes to Manny "I bruised my finger so I won't hustle' Ramirez.
Did I just read, what I thought I read? Your joking right? Manny is one of the only Triple Crown level player's in the game.(with Todd Helton, and A-Rod) And you have to take into account what he thought he was coming back to.
Manny loved his first couple of months with the Red Sox, but hated the end of the season. He did not want to play under Joe Kerrigan. "Ramirez reportedly wanted out of Boston was hardly a good sign, considering the seven years remaining on his blockbuster, eight-year contract" By Ron Chimelis from Diehard april 2002.
So, Manny did not workout in the off season because he wanted out. He likes playing under Little, so expect a healthy Manny next year. But to put him up there with players that have high contracts and don't do shit would be a dumb move.
I look at Big Mac when he got hurt these last two years. His easy grin was gone... he was unhappy with how he was playing. I think once Griffey's game turns around we'll begin to see him having fun out there again.