Hunter to Make 125% of Minimum Wage
The Twins exercised their 2007 option on Torii Hunter for $12 million dollars.
This is a small raise for Hunter, whose 2006 salary of $10.5 million was only the federal minimum wage.
"The Yankees have a $200 million payroll, and we play for minimum wage," Hunter said in early September.
It's nice to see he's getting a raise and that someone is finally giving some respect to an outfielder with a career OPS+ of 102.
If you've ever seen Hunter's MLB "I Live For This" commercial though, you know already that hitting is not important to this guy.
"I'd rather rob a home run than hit a home run," he proudly exclaims. Hunter might be alarmed to learn that his 164 career home runs are actually a higher total than his on-field thefts.
But certainly when I think of a great value - even if it's slightly above minimum wage - it's $12 million dollars per year for Torii Hunter.
If you'll excuse me now, I'm going to file a complaint here with payroll.
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 2:40 PM