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  • #31
    Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Well, it looks like the Yankees anticipated this eventuality and covered themselves:

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jo...ter-a-rod-deal
    All contracts are insured. It's standard practice, although in recent years teams have been having more and more difficulty in getting mega contracts covered.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
      Well, it looks like the Yankees anticipated this eventuality and covered themselves:

      http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/jo...ter-a-rod-deal
      All contracts are insured. It's standard practice, although in recent years teams have been having more and more difficulty in getting mega contracts covered.
      San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

      "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

      "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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      • #33
        Originally posted by dominik View Post
        does the insurance pay for any missed game or just when he misses a full season?
        The insurance will kick in if he is ever deemed physically unfit to perform, at which point he would not be playing.
        San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

        "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

        "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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        • #34
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          They weren't expecting him to be the best player in baseball at age 42. In 2007 he was worth closer to $40 million. They were obviously expecting to get most of the value from that contract during the first 5 or 6 years. If they were expecting elite play at age 40+, than yeah, I'll agree they are dumb.
          Nobody has ever performed so well that they would have earned $40m per year. Ever. Nor $35m, nor $30m.

          In 2007 A-Rod played about 15% better than Carlos Pena who was paid $800,000 that year. To say that A-Rod was worth closer to $40mil that year is like saying Pena was worth $34mil. Pena also went about 2.5 seasons of hitting more home runs than anyone in the AL. The highest paid slugger in baseball should be the undisputed best slugger. A-Rod has only been the best player on the Yankees for one year of his contract and now they get to watch him to be the 23rd or 24th best.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Yaz View Post
            Nobody has ever performed so well that they would have earned $40m per year. Ever. Nor $35m, nor $30m.

            In 2007 A-Rod played about 15% better than Carlos Pena who was paid $800,000 that year. To say that A-Rod was worth closer to $40mil that year is like saying Pena was worth $34mil. Pena also went about 2.5 seasons of hitting more home runs than anyone in the AL. The highest paid slugger in baseball should be the undisputed best slugger. A-Rod has only been the best player on the Yankees for one year of his contract and now they get to watch him to be the 23rd or 24th best.
            Hmm. Bonds 2001-2004? Ruth 1921?
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Yaz View Post

              In 2007 A-Rod played about 15% better than Carlos Pena who was paid $800,000 that year.
              How did you come up with this 15% figure? Regardless, you have oversimplified this, there are many factors other than just an incremental increase in OPS or whatever you are using to determine marginal revenue.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Yaz View Post
                Nobody has ever performed so well that they would have earned $40m per year. Ever. Nor $35m, nor $30m.

                In 2007 A-Rod played about 15% better than Carlos Pena who was paid $800,000 that year. To say that A-Rod was worth closer to $40mil that year is like saying Pena was worth $34mil. Pena also went about 2.5 seasons of hitting more home runs than anyone in the AL. The highest paid slugger in baseball should be the undisputed best slugger. A-Rod has only been the best player on the Yankees for one year of his contract and now they get to watch him to be the 23rd or 24th best.
                Which player generated more revenue that year for their team? Pena, or Rodriguez? Part of a player's salary is determined by how much added revenue they'll generate. Plenty of people went out to see A-Rod play, both at home and on the road. How many said to themselves, "hey, Carlos Pena is coming to town, got to get me some tickets!"?
                San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                • #38
                  double post
                  Last edited by Rich the Giants fan; 12-09-2012, 10:16 AM.
                  San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                  "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                  "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                  • #39
                    Are you kidding? Pena helped bring the Rays from worst to first via A-Rod like offense, Gold Glove defense, and Phil F'n Jackson-like leadership. Everybody loves him. You don't think the Rays benefited financially from that? Meanwhile attendance at Yankee Stadium has gone down during the A-Rod era and few, if any, fans showed up to see him over the rest of the team. Maybe to heckle him but that's about it. Yankee revenue comes from their long history and Torre-era success, not from anything A-Rod is doing. I talk baseball 365 days per year with New Yorkers and I have yet to hear anyone say A-Rod is their favorite player. There simply has not been a more disliked MLB player during his career.

                    Oh, I almost forgot about his admitting to using PED's. 2007 advantage: PENA.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Yaz View Post
                      Meanwhile attendance at Yankee Stadium has gone down during the A-Rod era and few, if any, fans showed up to see him over the rest of the team. Maybe to heckle him but that's about it. Yankee revenue comes from their long history and Torre-era success, not from anything A-Rod is doing.
                      You might want to check attendance figures. I doubt fans were showing up in record numbers in 2005 to witness the unleashing of Tony Womack. The Yanks would go on to set the franchise attendance record each of the next three years as well. The Yanks never drew four million fans in a season until A-Rod came aboard.

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                      • #41
                        You're right. I was thinking 2007 til now. Still, his pay does not match up with the amount of revenue, nor wins for that matter, he brings to the team. His post-season performances haven't helped either.
                        Last edited by Yaz; 12-10-2012, 03:28 PM.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Buczilla View Post
                          You might want to check attendance figures. I doubt fans were showing up in record numbers in 2005 to witness the unleashing of Tony Womack. The Yanks would go on to set the franchise attendance record each of the next three years as well. The Yanks never drew four million fans in a season until A-Rod came aboard.
                          You don't know Yankee fans if you think we come out for A-Rod.
                          Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                            You don't know Yankee fans if you think we come out for A-Rod.
                            I am not saying now.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Yaz View Post
                              There simply has not been a more disliked MLB player during his career.
                              Yeah ok , that's why his jersey is always one of the top 10 best sellers.
                              Last edited by Joltin' Joe; 12-10-2012, 06:40 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Joltin' Joe View Post
                                Yeah ok , that's why his jersey is always one of the top 10 best sellers.
                                Three guys here bough like 50,000 copies. Seriously though, I have never met a Yankee fan who appreciated A-Rod until I joined this site.
                                Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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