No, not 500 HRs or even .500. Dmitri Young has reached 500 ABs triggering a clause in his contract that guarantees the Tigers have to pay him $8,000,000 next season.
I must admit to being a little confused over how these contracts work. Does anyone know if the Tigers can release him, or is it a guaranteed contract?
If it is a guaranteed contract then can anyone explain why the Tigers would be so stupid as to let him reach 500 ABs?
I can't believe that they, or Dmitri, thinks that his numbers and contributions to a chronic losing team merits an $8mil payday.
So what are they thinking? He has no position on next year's team, so why let him reach incentive numbers that only mean that we will have one more untradeable, over-priced, underproductive player? Oh yeah, one who's D is subpar.
This organization must be retarded. Do they think DaMeatHook is such a fan fav that there will be a revolt if we let him go? I didn't hear any of the 200 or so fans at the game last night going nuts when he was at the plate.
$8 million dollars. Can someone please explain this one to me?