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7.31.2007

Show Him The More Money


I just have a passing interest in baseball, but I've always thought recently traded Mark Teixeira was as dumb as a box of rocks.

Anyway, today Ranger owner Tom Hicks claims he offered Teixeira an 8 year contract worth $140 million to keep him here. Tex said, "What's a word that means 'no'?" (or something like that). I'll assume Hicks is being truthful. Like all contracts in baseball, it was guaranteed money. For those not following the situation, Teixeira becomes a free agent at the end of next season meaning he goes to the highest bidder. Obviously, he thinks he'll get more than $17.5 million a season.

Maybe he's right. Then again, no one will pay sympathy money if some freak career ending injury were to occur over the next 18 months.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe the money isn't important. Playing on a winning team more important?

Anonymous said...

He's an Atlanta Brave now.

Think Frustrated said...

Screw winning. 17.5 million a year guaranteed is good enough for me.

How much did the Braves give him?

BSG said...

The Braves just picked up the remainder of his contract that he had signed with Texas. I think it's around $2.5 million a year. They can only be assured that he will be there for the remainder of this year and next year.

Anonymous said...

I can't believed they traded Gagne.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad he is gone. He was another A-Rod, alot of empty numbers. He was not a winner.

Furthermore, He is a dime a dozen, at least for the Rangers. Good hitting first baseman. Look at T. Hafner-Indians, A. Gonzalez-Padres, Carlos Pena-Devil Rays, R. Palmerio-All-Steroid Team, Will Clark, Pete O'Brien etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

GAGNE? WHAT ABOUT LOFTON......

Anonymous said...

Lofton is 40 years-old and on a team that's going nowhere. The odds of him being here when the Rangers have any shot at being good are extremely low. They got what they could for him.

He was also rumored to be less than a positive unfluence in the club house.

Anonymous said...

Gagne, is an arm injury waiting to happen. He is, and has been, one of my favorite players to watch, but the way he throws, I can see a rotator cuff flying off and landing on the third base foul line any second now.

Heck, he pulled an a$$ muscle earlier this season.

Anonymous said...

Next year, Tex is up for salary arbitration, so he has a very good chance of making big bucks next year. Then the year after that, he's a free-agent. The market at the time will determine his value.

Anonymous said...

Guaranteed money for a number of years just demonstrates the stupidity of baseball owners. I think golf has it right - you get paid for what you do THIS WEEK. As long as fans continue to pay to watch these vastly overpaid athletes, the idiotic pay will continue.