Julien's Faster than Light Blog

Jump to top
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
i'm finishing my coffee
arbitration signings are always the interesting ones. that sentence is meaningless. the best players are in arbitration because arbitration is the 4th--6th years of a major-league career. these players are always a bargain.

news i read today:

santana asks for $6.8 million.

see what i mean about bargains? randy johnson makes $16 million; clemens asked for $22 million.

last year santana asked for $2.45 million and got $1.6 million.

look at the first two paragraphs of the article:

AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana asked the Minnesota Twins for a raise to $6.8 million in salary arbitration on Tuesday and was offered $5 million.

Santana went 20-6 with a league-leading 2.61 ERA and 265 strikeouts, helping the Twins win their third straight AL Central title. After the All-Star break, Santana went 13-0 with a 1.21 ERA in 15 starts.

that is not $5 million dollar talent. that's $15 million dollar talent. after the all-star break, santana went 13-0 with a 1.21 era in 15 starts. he asked for $6.8 million. he didn't even get $2.4 million last year.

reed on. carlos silva is being offered more than santana made last year. kyle lohse too.

has the world gone crazy?
Comments: Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger