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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/18 07:28:56 (permalink)
From above, the astounding Pujols contract:
 
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Everyone thinks that the A-Roid contract was the dumbest in MLB history.
 
Wrong!
 
After paying the now 34 y.o. Pujols $70 million for three years of 25 HR, 91 RBI, and a .273 average, they still owe him $289,000,000.00!
 
He'll be in his rocking chair in the D.R. four years from now with over $200,000,000.00 still due him. 
 
When Prince Albert gets his deserved first ballot election to the HOF he'll still be owed $90,000,000.00!
 
The Cards (and their fans) are laughing.
 
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Again, as foolish as Stanton's contract may seem for the Marlins, at least they will get his best years.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/11/18 07:31:48
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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/18 07:44:30 (permalink)
Best wishes to Russell Martin who played two great years for the Pirates.  The Buccos would have never made the playoffs those last two years without him, but they rightly didn't match the megacontract he received from the Blue Jays.  He will be much missed around here.
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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/18 09:24:38 (permalink)
Sorry about losing Martin, but I am happy for him that he got the big payday.
 
Thank you, Russ!
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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/26 11:10:04 (permalink)
I can't believe that the BoSox are dropping 100 Mil on The Panda.
 
Sandoval's offensive output has been dropping steadily since his age 21 season and nobody is going to confuse his defense with Beltre's or Machado's.
 
Besides, he was the Giants' mascot.  One would think that he would give a 'hometown discount' for all that love. 
 
His act will wear real thin real quick in Beantown.
 
On the other hand, HanRam will do wonderfully under the mentoring wing of Big Papi.
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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/26 13:05:09 (permalink)
How could he resist? Now he'll actually get to keep most of his money (after the feds take their bite). With the Giants he played in four California cities and got taxed out the wheehaw. While taxes in the Bay State aren't the lowest, his state taxes burden will be a humongous amount lighter.
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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/26 14:15:55 (permalink)
I don't think his tax bite will be any less in Taxachussets and playing in NYC and The People's Republic of Maryland.
 
If taxes were a concern for him it would have made sense for him to play in either Texas or Florida and not have any state income tax.
 
I know that baseball is a business, but I think that he shafted Giants' fans, if, as has been reported, the Giants had offered an equivalent amount.  The only reason I can think of for his seeming disloyalty is some unreported 'clubhouse' issue.
 
That said, even though his 'cuteness/novelty' may not be easily replaced his last five seasons on-field output certainly can be.  I certainly wouldn't pay $100MM for a so-so defender playing a 'hitter' position that has scored an average of 58 runs and knocked in 68 over the past five years. 
 
Besides, he's more than overdue for a post-season belly-flop.
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Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early! 2014/11/26 14:26:06 (permalink)
Massachusetts has a 5.3 percent flat tax. California has a 12.30 percent rate on taxable income over $508,501. And then there are the city income taxes in California. Granted, he'd get to keep even more of his money in Texas and Florida, but it was Boston that came calling.
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