What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
From here (ESPN).
Angels pay $2 million total to Josh's charitable foundation, The Four Twelve Foundation ($400,000 annually, each June 1st). This money is considered non-cash compensation by MLB and counts towards the Angels for Luxury Tax purposes.
Salary:$10 million signing bonusYear 1: $15 millionYear 2: $15 millionYear 3: $23 millionYear 4: $30 millionYear 5: $30 million
Bonuses:$50,000 if he is selected as an All-Star$75,000 for winning Gold Glove award$75,000 for winning Silver Slugger award$75,000 if selected LCS MVP$100,000 if selected WS MVP$500,000 if voted AL MVP; $75,000 if finishes 2nd or 3rd in voting
Perks:Years 1 and 2: Suite between 1st and 3rd base to be used by his family for all home games (Years 3, 4, and 5 option to purchase suite @ $150,000 annually)Hotel Suite on road trips
Welp, good for him.
Which happens first? Yu strikes out Josh, or Josh homers off Yu?
I bet some RBIA Kettle Corn that Yu Strikes out Josh first.
I'm looking forward to seeing Yu's 68 mph curve dominate Josh.
My prediction is that years 4 and 5 are going to be brutal for LA on these contracts.
Josh will be 35 and 36 those two years. $32.4 million for each year. (2016 and 17)Pujols will be 36 and 37 for those two years. $25.5M for each year. (2016 and 17)CJ will be 35 and will be getting $20.5M in 2016.
That is a lot of money (almost $80M) to tie up in three 35+ year old players.
Yu Darvish vs. Josh Hamilton, first AB:
Swinging StrikeSwinging StrikeSwinging Strike
You forgot a *Bat Toss Swinging Strike.
Lol Josh is gonna certainly strike out vs Yu.
wtf does this idiot need incentives in his contract for when he is getting 15-25 million per year? Oh yeah its hamilton. Also why doesn't he just give his own foundation its money. why involve the angels in any way? Oh yeah its hamilton. maybe he can't count that high?
I don't see anything I haven't seen in other contracts. Lots of "elite" players get contracts that may a few more bucks for milestones or awards.
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