RAmst23 wrote:Wow, pretty shocked at how many pitchers up there. Also, as great as Derek Jeter is, does he really need 20 million a year. I know he's a Yankee, but was any other team really going to pay him anywhere near that much?
Mussina at 19 million is pretty awful too. I think Chan Ho getting that much is spectacular, if a guy that bad can make that much, well there's hope for me.
They make so much because they both signed in 2001.
A-Rod signed that monster deal with Texas, and then all the prices skyrocketed. A-Rod got $25 million, so then Jeter got $20, Mussina $19, Manny around $19 or $20.
Giambi is definately overpaid but he doesn't make $20 mill per year. His contract is backloaded, so he's making all of his money now.