Madison wrote:LBJackal wrote:Madison wrote:A lousy half million. DOH!
Texas last offer was $6.5 million over two years, and he's going to sign with Atlanta for $7 million. That stinks. It's not even a full half million difference since we don't have a state tax in Texas.
No state tax? Lucky bastards. In Ontario we pay 15%
Nope, no state tax in Texas. That's why some deals are so dumb. Remember the deal Randy Johnson got with Arizona? I believe it was $44 million? Texas offered $42 million for the same number of years (I think the numbers are right, but I'm positive that the Rangers offered $2 million less). Guess what? RJ would have made more money here because of no state tax.
One of these days, the players will realize that. I blame Ranger's management for not making sure that the free agents they are talking to know about it as well.
Wasn't the no state tax the deciding factor for Juan Gone?