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  1. Jeter's bonuses mostly for show

    Rob Neyer

    We can finally put Derek Jeter's new contract to bed, as Jayson Stark has details of the incentive clauses that might escalate his 2014 salary from $8 million to $17 million: Jeter is guaranteed salaries of $15 million next year, $16 million in 201...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  2. Revisiting those plucky Strikers of '94

    Rob Neyer

    Gene Orza is retiring, and I'll bet Bud Selig will miss him. A lot. From Sports Business Journal: Although the MLBPA is often said to be the strongest of the sports unions, in part because it is the only one that was able to resist a salary cap, it ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  3. Why there aren't more intradivision deals

    Rob Neyer

    From a new interview with Jed Hoyer: Why don't more trades take place between teams from the same division, assuming it's not a salary dump? If all things are equal, I would think strengthening one's team while weakening a divisional rival is a ma...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  4. Orlando Hudson would be perfect fit for Twins

    Rob Neyer

    Over at Nick's Twins Blog, Nick isn't shy about his affection for Orlando Hudson, perhaps the best player who's still looking for a job and a salary commensurate with his considerable talents. Why the Twins? The lineup is well constructed but cl...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  5. Mets pick up vital fifth outfielder

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, good news for the Angels! For three years of Gary Matthews Jr. and now Brian Stokes for a spell, they had to spend just $48 million! (Well, $48 million plus Brian Stokes' salary, but who's counting?) It's all here in the deal that's sending M...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  6. Small signing a big win for Pirates

    Rob Neyer

    It was a small story, and should have been. But let's give the Pirates credit for making a smart move this week: The Pirates added Ryan Church on a one-year contract on Tuesday that will pay the outfielder a 1.5 million dollar base salary which cou...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  7. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, it's the last Link-O-Rama of 2009! * Jason's right: that is one truly absurd headline. * The Biz of Baseball has end-of-year salary totals for all the franchises from 1999-2009. I doubt you'll be surprised by the team at the top of the lis...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  8. MLB gets umpires they deserve

    Rob Neyer

    Fay Vincent writes sensibly (as usual) about the umpiring mess: The beginning salary for a junior umpire is about $9,500 for the five-month season, hardly a living wage. A young umpire may spend as many as 10 years in the minors, earning at most ab...

    Blog | October 19, 2009
  9. Jays dump salary, ChiSox add OF

    Rob Neyer

    Boy. Talk about your salary dump: Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox, sending him to a contending team and giving Toronto financial flexibility. Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi announced t...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  10. Do Phillies need Halladay (or Lee)?

    Rob Neyer

    Might the Phillies be going after Cliff Lee instead of Roy Halladay? Ken Rosenthal explores that notion: In theory, the price in talent for Lee should not be as high as the price for Halladay. But Lee is owed about $11.5 million in salary through 20...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  11. Contraction in baseball not realistic

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Bill Madden went there ... The rumblings already have started. With three years to go in the basic agreement, baseball's owners are once again sounding the flashpoint "c" word -- as in salary cap. But this past week, events in Oakland and...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2009
  12. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were folded and spindled, and then respindled because I just wasn't happy with the first spindling ... • Tim Marchman suggests that a salary cap -- or "payroll zone," as Larry Lucchino calls it -- probably wouldn't be the...

    Blog | Conversation | February 25, 2009
  13. Rob Neyer: Finally a winter of sensible contracts

    Rob Neyer

    As of this morning, the Red Sox hadn't sold out every game this spring. John Henry and Larry Lucchino are talking about salary caps (though Lucchino prefers a more elegant term: "payroll zone"). What is going on this winter? In the Boston Globe, Amal...

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2009
  14. Rays improve with Burrell

    Rob Neyer

    Fresh off winning the World Series, Pat Burrell is apparently heading to a new team, a new league ... and a substantially lower salary ... Burrell has agreed in principle to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Rays, sources told ESPN Th...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2009
  15. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were first eaten, and then (fortunately) regurgitated by Santa's Little Helper ... • Mark Attanasio thinks maybe MLB needs a salary cap. I wonder ... Will the Brewers owner's sentiments be worth more than the dozens just li...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2008
  16. Skyrocketing salaries are here to stay

    Rob Neyer

    The problem with monster contracts is that the big years and big dollars leave teams with little flexibility in the future.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2006