mtxdevil wrote: mblax10 wrote:
Benching a guy not hitting is a money related move? You're an idiot. Just give it up.
There is a clause in his contract that states he's owed 18 M or something next season if he plays a certain amount of games this year. Though I still don't think he'll be sitting out that long.
I'll leave the comment alone where someone made themself look like what they were trying to call me, which often happens when name calling is the game.
On the actual issue of interest at hand, I would agree that if Ordonez only sits out a couple of games this all means nothing. But, if this really was just a get your head straight rest, why call it indefinite and why do it after a game that was not terrible if you are trying to jump start the guy? Would some of you concede this is money over on field performance if they do choose to hold him out for a long time?
One interesting point to argue would be if they could really get away with this then a case could be made they would have an extra 18 mil to use over the next two years. If his option does kick in the Tigers would have something like 65.5 mil invested in Ordonez, Bonderman, Robertson, Guillen and Willis going into 2010. Ouch.