All Forums > SimLeague Baseball > MLB > Gold Glover Jeter, Best SS Evah!!!, robbed of MVP
4/1/2013 7:29 PM
He's a 17.5M player. And he's more of one than Jeter is.
4/1/2013 7:34 PM
In fact, maybe Wrights agent compared Wright to Jeter. As in, "if this guy can make this much money, MY client should get at least that."
4/1/2013 7:40 PM
He probably did.    Doesn't make him a 17.5m player either.
4/1/2013 7:50 PM (edited)
Posted by MikeT23 on 4/1/2013 7:18:00 PM (view original):
Wright is not a 20m a year player.   He just isn't.   He's also not a guy you want when he's 37.
He isn't? Here's a list of position players on contracts paying more than $20 million per*:

Arod
Pujols
Votto
Fielder
Mauer
Teixeira
Posey
Kemp
Tulo
Adrian Gonzalez
Miguel Cabrera
Carl Crawford
Alfonso Soriano
Vernon Wells
Jayson Werth
Ryan Howard
Matt Holliday
Ryan Zimmerman
Evan Longoria

There are several that I would take over Wright (Cabrera, Votto, Posey, Kemp, Longoria) but I'd prefer Wright over more of them (Arod, Mauer, Teixeira, Gonzalez, Crawford, Soriano, Wells, Werth, Howard, Holliday, Zimmerman).

It seems like $20 million is about market rate for a player of Wright's caliber.

*I'm sure I missed a few

EDIT: Some of these guys are at $17-19 million per year, not just $20 million. I left off Hamilton and Braun. I'd take Braun but not Hamilton over Wright and I think Wright is closer in value to Braun than he is Hamilton.

4/1/2013 7:46 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 4/1/2013 7:40:00 PM (view original):
He probably did.    Doesn't make him a 17.5m player either.
If your argument is "EVERYONE'S OVERPAID!" then thats a different argument than "Wright is getting more than market value." Because he isn't.
4/1/2013 7:56 PM
Wright got an extension while under contract.  I don't think we know his market value.  We just know what the Mets thought it was.
4/1/2013 7:57 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 4/1/2013 7:56:00 PM (view original):
Wright got an extension while under contract.  I don't think we know his market value.  We just know what the Mets thought it was.
We can reasonably assume he would have gotten more based on the scarcity of superstar quality third basemen.
4/18/2013 4:39 PM
BREAKING: Derek Jeter suffering from "old", out until after all-star break.
4/18/2013 4:53 PM
4/18/2013 6:26 PM
I'm thinking my prediction of him declining his option and retiring after the season might be incorrect.    I suspect, due to this, that he'll play next year.
7/11/2013 7:54 AM
JETER BACK!!!!!!
7/11/2013 8:15 AM
JETER OLD
7/11/2013 8:38 PM
JETER A LEFTFIELDER PLAYING SHORTSTOP
7/11/2013 8:41 PM
JETER BACK. YANKEES WIN!!!

SUCK IT, HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7/11/2013 10:33 PM
I don't hate him, but he's been a LF for at least ten years.
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