RugbyD wrote:the $12 figure for Sosa that's been reported is actually 2 separate things. They are picking up $8m of this year's salary and sporting the full $4.5 for next year's buyout in order for Sosa to waive the automatic 2006 $18m salary if traded.
not according to espn. the cubs pay $12 mil of sammy's 2005 salary. the orioles are on the hook for $5 mil of his 2005 salary plus the $4.5 mil option (which they hope will be a moot point because they will try to sign him to an extension). doesnt really matter how you allocate it though if it all adds up to the same number.
burnitz will be paid $4.5 mil and has a 500k buyout.