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One of the best bargains in baseball

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 19, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This player is hitting .310 with a .404 on-base percentage. He has only 11 home runs but has 80 RBI, 74 runs scored and 26 stolen bases for the team with the second-best record in baseball. His teammates and his manager love him.

He’s also getting paid a base salary of only $5 million.

How to prove everybody wrong, Bobby Abreu.

(Best part of his contract? He gets a $100,000 bonus if he wins the Gold Glove. That would be like promising me $100,000 if I win the New York Marathon.)

The Yankees did the absolute right thing not offering Bobby arbitration. It would have cost them at least $17 million. But he has had one heck of a season.




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