View Full Version : Frigging Baeball anyway! You do realize you and I are paying for all these salaries

12-11-2000, 10:28 AM
ARod making 25 million a year for 10 years!!! This is absurd! And it is being funded by all of US at the grocery store, shoe store, car dealership, etc...

The worst part is, football players have to be watching this. The NFL is the game in town, and I fear that when contract time comes up again, the players are going to want in on ARod type of money.<BR>

12-11-2000, 10:29 AM
Baseball is a joke and should be banned from America! What a crock!!!!

12-11-2000, 10:30 AM
I'm not paying for it. I haven't watched a game since 94(even on TV). Only the suckers who go to the games & buy all the memoribilia are paying for it.

It looks I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!

12-11-2000, 10:32 AM
So pissed I couldn't even finish.

Who could blame Elvis if he wants to cash in his 10 million signing bonus. Hell, even Appier just signed a 4 year 40 million dollar deal.

And, no, I am not just jealous. It is comming out of my pocket everytime I go to the store!!!! Hell, I can't even afford to take my family to a game in person now, and I am talking football. I could give a crap less about baseball!!!

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12-11-2000, 10:34 AM
But baseball doesn't have salary caps or revenue sharing. Those facts are going to kill baseball eventually..

Brian K.

Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.
[i]George Burns </I>

12-11-2000, 10:36 AM

Yes you are paying for it!!! What do you think the television money comes from? COMMERCIALS!!! How are commercials paid for? By you and me at the store!!!

12-11-2000, 10:39 AM
I don't even know what they advertise during baseball games so I guess I could be paying for it that way.

It looks I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!

Joe Seahawk
12-11-2000, 11:29 AM
10 years ..A quarter BILLION dollars...sheesh..

A-Rod is a great player and I'm dissapointed he didn't stay here, but that much salary tied into one player makes it difficult to build a team..'

See ya A-Rod

12-11-2000, 11:33 AM
As conservatives like to say, "Whatever the market will bear...".

12-11-2000, 11:42 AM
It makes me not even want to go to the games. At some point it is not a matter of affordability, it is a matter of principle.

Pitt Gorilla
12-11-2000, 12:21 PM
1. You could buy the "best choice" or whatever and avoid the advertising markup.
2. Kansas City is a very affordable place to watch good baseball. Seven bucks for a ticket plus 7 more for parking. Not too shabby. AND, you don't have to worry about them EVER offering a contract like that. They will play decent ball with minor leaguers if they have too.


12-11-2000, 12:35 PM
Not me. I don't go to major league games. Little league is a lot more fun. Especially when the parents start brawling!

12-11-2000, 01:40 PM
From ESPN.com:

A whole TEAM you could field for less than A-Rod's $21m owed to him for 2001 (based on 2000 salaries)....... :rolleyes:

C: Jason Kendall, $2.25 million
1B: Jason Giambi, $3.1 million
2B: Jeff Kent, $6 million
3B: Fernando Tatis, $750,000
SS: Miguel Tejada, $290,000
LF: Darin Erstad, $2.1 million
CF: Brian Giles, $1.8 million
RF: Vladimir Guerrero, $3.5 million
DH: Magglio Ordonez, $425,000
SP: Tim Hudson, $250,000
RP: Keith Foulke, $375,000

Total team payroll: $20.84 million

In case you didn't notice, BOTH league MVP's are on that team!<BR>

12-12-2000, 12:22 PM
Here is an interesting note about A-Rod's new contract.

This year he had 554 at bats. If he has the same number of at bats in each of the next ten seasons be making roughly $45,000 per trip to the plate.

That's crazy.

12-12-2000, 12:33 PM
Okay, so for one at bat, he almost doubles my salary for a year...

whoever posted that what I want for Christmans thread...I want to be a professional Baseball player...

12-12-2000, 12:40 PM
Joe, go to law school, pass the bar, and then move to Florida.

You'll be almost as rich.

12-12-2000, 12:41 PM
Remember when Michael Jordan was forced to play for $30 million?

Those were tough times. Good thing he made $100 million in endorsements to fall back on.

Baseballs collective bargaining agreement expires after this season. Expect a long lockout.

12-12-2000, 12:44 PM
I thought they just tore up Jason Kendall's contract for 2001 and signed him to a double digit million dollar per year contract. I could be wrong.<P>

12-12-2000, 12:45 PM
Imagine how much Micky Mantle would be worth now.

I would also imagine players like Reggie Jackson puking there guts in the morning when they opened up the sports page the day after the A-Rod announcement.

12-12-2000, 12:48 PM
Your correct Chitown.I think it was 6 years/$60 million.

Bob Dole
12-12-2000, 01:23 PM
And then he has the balls to say it's not really about the money.

"Rodriguez says the Rangers' commitment to winning is what drew him to Texas."


12-12-2000, 01:54 PM
For that kind of money even I'd move to Texas.

12-12-2000, 02:06 PM
Who's the new multimillionaire that went from Cleveland to Boston...Ramierez...

He said it staight out, it was about the money...he grossed an additional 30 mil or so by signing with the Red Sox...

Maybe Glass will spend millions and buy the Royals a contender...as part is that if the team was contending again...people would fork over the added bucks for tickets etc. and the cycle would never be broken...

for that kind of money I'd move to ****ing Oakland...

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12-12-2000, 02:26 PM
Cormac re#12:

"A whole TEAM you could field for less than A-Rod's $21m owed to him for 2001 (based on 2000 salaries)....... "

The Kansas City Royals.

From the Star (Dec. 12, 2000) and Herk Robinson (Royals COO), "That $25 million is as much as we had in our payroll last year."

Considering that ARod plays 160+ games a season and football players play 16+, ARod is actually getting screwed in comparison.