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Morales gets even more money…but did he earn it?

Posted By Bill Mahoney On Jan 11 2012 @ 4:28 pm In LA Angels Of Anaheim | No Comments

Now, I was not an economics major in college, but I always thought to get a raise you had to actually work, or in baseball terms, play.

Obviously that is not the case for Kendrys Morales. The Angels 1st baseman, who hasn’t stepped on the field in close to 2 years, got a contract today worth a reported 3 million dollars.

In January of last year, Morales signed a 1-year deal worth 2.975 million bucks.

Let me read you Morales’ stats from last year:

BA: .000
H: 0
HR: 0
RBI: 0
W: 0
K: 0
SB: 0

How, logically, does someone get more money for doing nothing? Do teams now have to pay for what a guy might have done, or what they might do?


It’s very possible that Morales might have earned that $$$, but he didn’t. It also possible that he may never play again.

If I was any player in baseball, even one’s that can’t do much more than take up space, I would use Morales contract as a starting point for my next deal.

Player: I want 6 million a year

Owner: You suck!

Player: Actually, you are wrong.

Owner: And you are basing your logic on?

Player: True, I may have hit .090, with 1 home run and 2 RBI, but that is still better than Kendrys Morales, who hit zero last year, but got a raise.

Owner: Done!!!

Scott Boras: You are lucky, cause we had 2 teams vying for sucko’s services. They were planning to pay him 62 million over 3 years.

How many of you wish you could, basically, be absent from your job for over a year, but still make more than when you actually worked?


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