posted on Dec, 26 2005 @ 10:00 PM
So, in other words, if you'd already made $49,500,000 in your career, through 2005 (actual figure), and the Red Sox who'd made you a cultural icon
were offering you $40,000,000 more for four years--for a staggering total of $89,500,000, not even counting god knows how many endorsements--you would
turn that down to get another $12,000,000?
First of all, you'll be an also-ran in Yankee Stadium, behind guys like Jeter and A-Rod. And you'll get the hell booed out of you if you don't
deliver. Even if that doesn't happen, you'll lose a bunch in endorsements, though probably not $12,000,000, so let's split the difference and say the
signing costs you $6,000,000. You have a chance to make $89,500,000 total, if you continue playing for the Red Sox, plus whatever you get for
endorsements. Does that extra $6,000,000 really matter to you?
If it does, you are a very different person than I am. I say that without judgment, because unlike preposterous remarks justifying Barry Bonds'
literally incredible feats, this is not something I am qualified to make judgments on. But it's a broad difference.
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