TheYanks04 wrote:Say what you will about the MLBPA, but despite a semblensce of fiscal sanity the past couple of years by the owners, the Union has again prevailed as all it took was one idiotic trade and sign of Benson by the Mets and the whole market is a mess again. They are getting the results for their players, even if half of them may end up dead by age 50 due to roids.
Not saying they don't get results. But for $1M per, what's the harm in letting him play where he wants. And as for fiscal sanity, I agree it's not as good as it was after 2002 and 2003. That said, only a handful of teams have inked "Huh?" deals this off-season. All other deals have been reasonable (I'm defining almost every two year deal as reasonable as if a player bombs in year 1, only stuck with one more year, unlike Ortiz, Vizcaino, Guzman, Pavano, Wright, Glaus, Pedro, et al.). Much different than 2000/2001 where EVERY team was signing players left and right for 7+ years at obscene salaries.
i wouldn't move for $4 million if I were in that position.
After getting taxed at 42% you end up with 1,160,000 over 4 years that averages out to 290,000. I think he's gonna stay with the Cards
My math must be off. Even if he were taxed at 42% (and they have tax attorneys to prevent this), that's still $2.32M over 4 years (or $580k/year). If he's as quiet as they say, I could still see him being willing to give that up to remain comfortable.