Sunday, September 23, 2012

Big Money Contracts- Don't Do It!

Big money contracts = BFI.  Bad f'n idea, or bad f'n investment.  Either way, they're a waste of assets.

Let's take a look at some of the highest salaries in baseball for 2012.  You'll see a bunch of past their prime, overpaid "superstars".

Top 25:
*Based on average annual value (per Cot's Contracts)
1. Alex Rodriguez/NYY - $27.5M
2. Ryan Howard/PHI - $25M
3. CC Sabathia/NYY - $24.4M
4t. Cliff Lee/PHI - $24M
4t. Albert Pujols/LAA - $24M
6. Prince Fielder/DET - $23.8M
7. Joe Mauer/MIN - $23M
8. Johan Santana/NYM - $22.9M
9. Mark Teixeira/NYY - $22.5M
10. Adrian Gonzalez/LAD - $22M
11. Matt Cain/SFG - $21.2M
12. Carl Crawford/LAD - $20.3M
13. Tim Lincecum/SFG - $20.25M
14t. Roy Halladay/PHI - $20M
14t. Matt Kemp/LAD - $20M 
16. Miguel Cabrera/DET - $19M
17. Carlos Zambrano/MIA - $18.3M
18t. Torii Hunter/LAA - $18M
18t. Ichiro Suzuki/NYY - $18M
18t. Vernon Wells/LAA - $18M
18t. Jayson Werth/WSH - $18M
18t. Barry Zito/SFG - $18M
23. Jose Reyes/MIA - $17.7M
24. Jake Peavy/CHW - $17.3M
25. Matt Holliday/STL - $17.1M

RED = Oops

Half the contracts are bad contracts.  Others are too early to tell, but have the potential to become bad due to age/injury risk (ie- Pujols, Fielder, Reyes, Mauer).  Cain, Kemp, Hunter, Cabrera, and Holliday seem like the only good deals.  Sabathia is a sturdy top of the rotation pitcher, but he shouldn't be the top paid pitcher.  Halladay only has one season left on his contract, but he's declining quickly.  Lee's contract seems okay so far. 

Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver, Adrian Beltre, and Felix Hernandez didn't make it due to annual average salary, but have been good investments thus far.

Carlos Lee, Jason Bay, AJ Burnett, John Lackey, Travis Hafner, Alfonso Soriano, and Josh Beckett's contracts missed the cutoff, but they've been poor investments.

Cole Hamels, Joey Votto, Ryan Braun, and Andre Ethier's extensions haven't kicked in yet, but they are risky.  Votto is signed through 2023 (holy shit!), Ethier is not an elite outfielder, but is compensated as such, Braun is signed through 2020.  


GM-Carson said...

The Phillies suck.

SirAlden said...

You are wrong. Howard had something like 63 RBIs in 54 Games on a bad wheel.

We would be in the Playoffs if Halladay was not injured.

Have a beer. We have a good core.

Bob D said...

Stick a fork in them.

Siralden agreed they have a good core. Need to do some fine tuning and add depth. I think Hamilton would be the best addition to this lineup. Need a Rh power bat at either 3B or Of

GM-Carson said...

I'd give Torii Hunter a 2 YR $26M deal to play CF and bat behind Howard.

Either that, or get Pagan.

Howard's contract is horrible!!! His defense and overall offensive output actually make him only about league average. The only thing he does well is hit homeruns and drive in runs. He doesn't get on base, he doesn't hit for average, his running is atrocious, his defense is terrible.

Alfonso Soriano has 30-some homeruns and 100+ RBI. Does that make him the cream of the crop too SirAlden?

Ben said...

My ideal lineup for next year

1) Pagan
2) Utley
3&4)Your choice of corner outfielders in platoons or whatever
5) Chooch
6) Howard
7) Rollins
8) Replacement level 3B
9) Pitcher

Hamels/Lee/Halladay/Worley/Cloyd rotation in that order.

Make up a bullpen with what we've got.

Use any spare cash on good bench infielders instead of fucking Mini-Mart. Use Kratz as backup C.

GM-Carson said...

Leaving KK out of the rotation? Oh, my.

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