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Postby rib217 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:53 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Regardless of how much he's actually earning, people need to stop acting like $10 million isn't a lot of money to say no to whether he's making $100 million or not.


Over the next six years with the Phillies he'll make roughly $135million, say he signs for 9mil the next year bringing his seven year earnings to $144 million. 10million shy of what he'd have made in NY.

We are talking about a 6.9% increase in his income. Is 10million alot, yea, but it is relative whether you like it or not.

if your making 100,000 and I offered you 106,900 to take a different job away from one that you loved....would you?
if your making 50,000 and I offered you 53,450 to take a different job away from one that you loved...would you?
Taking into consideration that the 6.9 increase i'm offering has no impact on your standard of living.

Its relative, the guy is set for life and he knows it, and is making 120+ million in Philadelphia. 10million over seven years is nothing to Cliff Lee at this point.
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby thedude » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:54 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Regardless of how much he's actually earning, people need to stop acting like $10 million isn't a lot of money to say no to whether he's making $100 million or not.


If he plans to retire before earning that 10 million, then it would not matter to him. If Andy Pettitte retires he will be leaving 12 or 13 million dollars on the table. Maybe Lee only intends to pitch 5 years, which is entirely possible.
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby skjelstrom » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:35 pm

Well I'm pretty sure the big thing was the guaranteed amount of years. He left 1 year of guaranteed money and 10million dollars on top of it. That isn't "heroic" as they say but it does show character. I wish every pitcher would go with what they love instead of chasing every last dollar.....
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:15 am

I think the interesting thing is that he took the lesser offer in the face of a union that often pressures players to take the larger offer in order to drag upward the salaries of the rest of the league.
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby mweir145 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:17 am

Halladay signed a $60M contract when he could have had $160M this offseason. That's what I call turning down some cash.
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:47 am

mweir145 wrote:Halladay signed a $60M contract when he could have had $160M this offseason. That's what I call turning down some cash.

no one cares about halladay in a cliff lee thread
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby skjelstrom » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:19 pm

mweir145 wrote:Halladay signed a $60M contract when he could have had $160M this offseason. That's what I call turning down some cash.


Yet again for the Phillies. :-? Coincidence?
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Re: I'm all for Lee signing with the Phillies but...

Postby mweir145 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:22 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Halladay signed a $60M contract when he could have had $160M this offseason. That's what I call turning down some cash.

no one cares about halladay in a cliff lee thread

Oh well. I'm sure you've noticed that when I'm around Halladay will pop up in discussions from time to time.
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