Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Price of Mediocrity

I really wish I worked in an industry where you could essentially fail miserably, and provide much less for your employer than an average employee in the market, and still be rewarded with $600,000/yr guaranteed. (For those of you who were not aware, "Mr. Faded Glory" makes less than $600,000 per year. -ed.)

Reliever Felix Rodriguez agreed Tuesday to a $600,000, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

Rodriguez pitched in 34 games last year with the New York Yankees, compiling a 5.01 ERA with no decisions. He is 37-35 with a 3.51 ERA in 10 major league seasons that also include time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati, Arizona, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

In addition to his salary, the 33-year-old right-hander could make $650,000 in roster bonuses: $200,000 each if he is on the 40-man roster on March 29 and May 1, and $250,000 if he is on it on Aug. 1.

Then again, had Joe Torre used him properly (his numbers against lefties are much better than against righties, but since he throws with his right arm Torre never considered that possibility) he might just have succeeded in the Bronx.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 5:08 AM   0 comments


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