Friday, January 30, 2009

Phlashback Phriday - Contracts

Usually on Fridays we like to look back at a player from the Phillies past, but I'm going to mix it up today. The offseason is flooded with talk about contracts, agents, arbitration, negotiations, "money grubbing whores," etc. Basically, baseball takes a back seat to business. So, I thought it would be interesting to look back at some memorable contracts in Phillies history.

Pete Rose - 1979 - 4 years, $3.2 million

Lance Parrish - 1988 - 1 year, $1 million

Juan Samuel - 1989 - 2 years, $2.8 million

Steve Bedrosian - 1989 - 3 years, $4.35 million

John Kruk - 1992 - 3 years, $7.2 million

Darren Daulton - 1994 - 4 years, $18.5 million

Gregg Jefferies - 1995 - 4 years, $20 million

Lenny Dykstra - 1995 - 4 years, $24.9 million

Mark Portugal - 1997 - 2 years, $5 million

Danny Tartabull - 1997 - 1 year, $2 million

Curt Schilling - 1998 - 3 years, $15.45 million

Scott Rolen - 2002 - 1 year, $8.6 million

Robert Person - 2002 - 1 year, $6.25 million

David Bell - 2003 - 4 years, $17 million

Jim Thome - 2003 - 6 years, $85 million

Tom Gordon - 2006 - 3 years, $18 million

And finally, Steve Jeltz's salary for the 1986 season - $70,000...



dr. steve said...

Yeah Steve Bedrosian. Armenian REPRESENT!

GM-Carson said...

Looking back on that Curt Schilling deal in '98 and to think it was "huge" at the time makes me laugh. Salaries have sky-rocketed in the past decade, it's crazy.

ripjgarcia said...

Gregg Jefferies.. that makes me wanna throw up. I remember when his Donruss rookie card was worth more than the value of his MLB career.

Jay Ballz said...

Oh yes, Bedrock is all about representin'. No doubt. Holla atcha Armenian!

GM-Carson said...

Remember when Bedrock won the Cy Young?

Gregg Jefferies had two "F's" in his name, 'nuff said.

Rich Baxter said...

My oh my the value of a million dollars.... it seems like hyper inflation really.

What do these guys do with all of this money? The average family guy can't even afford to go to 5 games a year bringing his family of 4 with food, parking, tickets and the rest.

There will be a day when this all crashes just like the banks did. There's no logic to paying all these millions of dollars to even the 'average joe' player anymore.

Bob D said...

Rich, I think the same as you. BB will crash one day, and either it will fold or players who are really good will have to try to live on a $5mil a year salary. I don't know if they can do it. I have a hard time with my $50,000 a year.