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  • Most Money "Lost" Per Game

    Barry Zito makes the most money of any current Giant. From 2007-2011, he earned $80 million. Zito, a historic bust, lost 60 games of 140 started in that time (one loss came from a 12th inning appearance in 2010). We'll ignore the other nine games he appeared in. Zito was paid $571,429 per start, losing this much for the Giants for every lost decision for a total of $34,285,714.

    Doing the same for A.J. Burnett of the 2009-2011 Yankees, $505,102 was the average GS price. Burnett totaled a $17,678,571 "loss" for the Yankees, a team of significantly strong run support.

    Any other such examples? They can also be historical if you have the salary data and/or wish to adjust for inflation.
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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    I think it would be more meaningful to do it by WAR or some other measure. A pitcher can go 8-16 and still have pitched well. Also this system penalizes pitchers who actually stay healthy and make a lot of starts.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
      Barry Zito makes the most money of any current Giant. From 2007-2011, he earned $80 million. Zito, a historic bust, lost 60 games of 140 started in that time (one loss came from a 12th inning appearance in 2010). We'll ignore the other nine games he appeared in. Zito was paid $571,429 per start, losing this much for the Giants for every lost decision for a total of $34,285,714.

      Doing the same for A.J. Burnett of the 2009-2011 Yankees, $505,102 was the average GS price. Burnett totaled a $17,678,571 "loss" for the Yankees, a team of significantly strong run support.

      Any other such examples? They can also be historical if you have the salary data and/or wish to adjust for inflation.
      Players aren't paid on a per game, per appearance, per at bat, per win, per strikeout or per home run basis. They are paid on a per season basis.
      Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.

      An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.

      Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BiZmaRK View Post
        Players aren't paid on a per game, per appearance, per at bat, per win, per strikeout or per home run basis. They are paid on a per season basis.
        Perhaps they should donate their salary when they stink :o

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        • #5
          Originally posted by BiZmaRK View Post
          Players aren't paid on a per game, per appearance, per at bat, per win, per strikeout or per home run basis. They are paid on a per season basis.
          Perhaps they should donate their salary when they stink :o

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BiZmaRK View Post
            Players aren't paid on a per game, per appearance, per at bat, per win, per strikeout or per home run basis. They are paid on a per season basis.
            I'm very much aware. This is why I placed it in Between Innings
            "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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