Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, March 29, 2013

A-Rod will make more than Astros

The title explains itself. Also of note:

Rodriguez’s Yankees are on track to have the highest payroll on Opening Day for the 15th straight year, climbing above the Los Angeles Dodgers to a projected $228 million with this week’s acquisition of Vernon Wells.

So now we know why the Yankees wanted Vernon Wells. :p

Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 29, 2013 at 12:56 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, dodgers, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:09 AM (#4398986)
On a per-win above replacement level, this might actually make sense.
   2. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:15 AM (#4398987)
Yeah, that's what I was going to say. A-Rod is better than the Astros.
   3. JJ1986 Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:16 AM (#4398988)
A-Rod's $29 million salary tops the major leagues for the 13th consecutive season, according to a study of major league contracts by The Associated Press.


I don't think you need a cite for that. I really don't think you need to cite a "study".
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:23 AM (#4398992)
The San Francisco Giants are MLB's westernmost franchise, according to anonymous sources.
   5. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4399002)
The San Francisco Giants are MLB's westernmost franchise, according to anonymous sources.


"We're pretty sure they're in California," added someone close to the organization who did not wish to be identified. (Major League Baseball does not comment on the locations of its franchises.)
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:38 AM (#4399009)
NEW YORK - MLB announces the firing of Walter Andrus. Mr. Andrus is the "person close to the organization" who in fact confirmed that the Giants were in California, a serious breach of MLB security. Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig moved swiftly to assure his member clubs that their security and privacy is of paramount importance to Major League Baseball. "We profoundly apologize to all of our teams (however many there are, and I'm not confirming there are more than one). Obviously it is critical that we maintain security and wish to assure the Yankees and the Phillies that we would never disclose the city, state or (wink wink) province they may or may not play in. Frankly, we are not prepared to confirm that there is a Major League Baseball or even such thing as baseball. Isn't there a football game on somewhere?"
   7. zonk Posted: March 29, 2013 at 09:45 AM (#4399012)
According to multiple historians, the Cubs haven't won a world series in a long time.
   8. OsunaSakata Posted: March 29, 2013 at 10:48 AM (#4399078)
The San Francisco Giants are MLB's westernmost franchise, according to anonymous sources.


But only by three minutes of longitude.
   9. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: March 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4399106)
I sometimes wonder about the necessity of cites. I recall a few times where very basic statistics in articles have been cited as "According to the Elias Sports Bureau" or something along those lines.
   10. Moeball Posted: March 29, 2013 at 11:59 AM (#4399143)
The San Francisco Giants are MLB's westernmost franchise, according to anonymous sources.


Don't let the owners hear that. We know that they have historically had difficulty telling the difference between East and West. Remember, these are the geniuses that for years thought Cincinnati and Atlanta were in the West and Chicago and St. Louis were in the East.
   11. Cabbage Posted: March 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM (#4399144)
According to multiple historians, the Cubs haven't won a world series in a long time.

Activists from the Cub Futility And Vaccine Usefulness Denial Association objected to the report. "Just because there are no championship trophies or photographs of a Cubs World Series doesn't mean one hasn't happened," said Jenny "Woo Woo" McCarthy, the Association's Communications Director.
   12. smileyy Posted: March 29, 2013 at 01:53 PM (#4399203)
[3] To be fair, its not completely trivial to figure out who is paying how much for who all the time. A team's player payroll is close to, but not exactly, the sum of the players salaries.
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:01 PM (#4399207)
Justin Verlander just signed a 7 year, 8 Astros Payrolls contract extension.
   14. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: March 29, 2013 at 02:09 PM (#4399208)
Lots of good stuff in this thread, esp. 13.
   15. Boogie Nights Powell Posted: March 29, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4399260)
Jenny "Woo Woo" McCarthy

woo woo indeed!

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Phil Birnbaum
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBring Back Selig - New Commissioner Manfred is a Moron - Halos Heaven
(195 - 1:42pm, Jan 26)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(3673 - 1:36pm, Jan 26)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogBlue Jays end negotiations for Orioles' Duquette - Sportsnet.ca
(11 - 1:31pm, Jan 26)
Last: Der-K

NewsblogIN PURSUIT OF PENNANTS: #16 — Theo Epstein
(42 - 1:30pm, Jan 26)
Last: Danny

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1452 - 1:29pm, Jan 26)
Last: Der-K

NewsblogNew MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's top five priorities - ESPN
(19 - 1:29pm, Jan 26)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(394 - 12:57pm, Jan 26)
Last: andrewberg

NewsblogPitchfork: Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card
(99 - 12:53pm, Jan 26)
Last: Jean Claude Vander Wal (Pokey1228)

NewsblogSeitzer encouraged by workouts with Upton
(5 - 12:15pm, Jan 26)
Last: Batman

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(11628 - 12:09pm, Jan 26)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-26-2015
(3 - 12:08pm, Jan 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(299 - 11:34am, Jan 26)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogRed Sox notebook: Following surgery, Mike Napoli feels refreshed and ready - Sports - The Boston Globe
(19 - 11:10am, Jan 26)
Last: Nasty Nate

Hall of Merit2016 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(64 - 9:47am, Jan 26)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1902 Discussion
(11 - 9:41am, Jan 26)
Last: DL from MN

Page rendered in 0.2110 seconds
48 querie(s) executed