Re: Why Wouldn't the Red Sox Give Cody Ross $8.5M per year when...
posted at 12/23/2012 6:39 PM EST
Hmm I'm with geo on this one
"ross was a great cherington sign...until we didnt want him anymore....now he is a bad fielder, his splits are bad, and no one wanted him..."
neither is a budget alternating contract
neither will change ticket or food prices
To say it is not a budget-alternating contract is kind of meaningless.
I'll buy a loaf of rye bread for $3. I won't buy a loaf of rye bread for $9. I can afford to buy 100 loaves of rye bread for $9, but I won't buy a single one, becuase it is too much.
This is kind of identical to the NYY and Martin. Martin was a nice signing for $4M. Then they signed him for $7.5M. Then they decided that $17M/2, exactly $1M more than what he was making, was too much.
The NYY were paying Swisher $10.25, so why not $13M?
They were paying Chavez probably close to $2M after the incentives, so why not $3M?
Why? Because the teams set a price on someone, and that's it. If it was for $1M, $2.75M, and $1M, they'd have Martin, Swisher and Chavez. And the $4.75M is a smaller increase in salry for all three than the difference in Ross' salary.