What does $76.5 million buy? Not much when Ruben Amaro is doing the shopping. Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, and Chase Utley are collectively making $76.5M this season.
Collective 2012 Stats:
Offense- .255 AVG (12-46), 3 R, 2 RBI.
Pitching- 21 GS, 143 IP, 4-8 record, 130 K, 3.59 ERA, 1.10 WHIP.
The Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and San Diego Padres all have lower payrolls than those four players.
I am sick.