Dough on Disabled List
Surely someone else has covered this, but I’ll post it here for inquiring minds.
Currently, the total amount of salary on the Mets’ disabled list totals $67,675,000.00.
To put that in perspective, it’s about equal to the entire payroll of the Minnesota Twins, and more than the total payrolls of the Rays, Athletics, Nationals, Pirates, Padres, and Marlins.
An itemized report of the Wilpons’ spending for the injured:
Carlos Beltran – $18.5M
Carlos Delgado – $12M
Oliver Perez – $12M
Billy Wagner – $10.5M
Jose Reyes – $5.75M
J.J. Putz – $5M
John Maine – $2.6M
Ramon Martinez – $750K
Angel Pagan – $575K
Let me know if I missed anyone and/or if my math is incorrect (I was an English major; numbers make my head hurt).
The salary figures come to you courtesy of Cot’s Baseball Contracts.
We should build a bubble around David Wright as he is the only core player out there busting his, and we all know that he will suck it up and play no matter what’s about to break or snap.
Say what you want about clutch and strikeouts, this guy has been a rock solid pillar for his teammates during these injury filled weeks.
The salaries are out of control, especially with Delgado getting his extension and Perez getting his lucrative contract after yet another Boras dominant winter negotation.
I do think there should be performance based contracts, if for no other reason than to cut back on salaries for players on the DL more than they play during a season.
Still. No getting around the fact the Mets have been brutalized by injuries.
And as mentioned, I was an English major … feel free to prorate the numbers and post them here for everyone … thanks!
get over it. play ball.