Evil Empire Becomes Evil Retirement Home - Page 2
The five highest paid Indians earn $33,154,167 for a combined age 141 or an average of 28.2 years old. And they are first in the majors. I say it again. $91 million dollars!
It seems the Yankee's don't know how to let go of the past. Sure Rivera and A-rod are still playing above average, but are they really playing up to their contracts. And then there is Burnett, Jeter and Posada, who have been solid consistent performers and maybe even Hall of Famers, but they just aren't getting it done and are riding on reputation alone and are producing nothing for the squad.
This isn't unique to the Yankee's though. Former greats that don't know when its time to hang up the jersey, are everywhere. How about Brett Favre in the NFL, or Shaq in the NBA? These guys get paid like stars and play like bench warmers. How about Carlos Beltran? Do you think the Mets are having fun paying that massive $19,325,436 for a guy who has two bum knees and gave up the CF position "for the good of the team?" Or J.D. Drew (35) is getting $14,000,000 and has hit more than 25 homers twice and only gotten above 75 RBI's twice. Really? 14 million for that?
I hope the Yankee's realize they are over paying over the hill players. It's nothing against them either, four of the five will probably be in the Hall of Fame and truly gave baseball fans fun baseball to watch. But it's over now, time to let the next wave take over.