Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Some fishy things with the economics in this trade

Now, this is interesting. I'm not one to say that this was the driving force in making this trade immediately, but the Rangers are about to get stuck with a pro-rated pain in the wallet.

But take a look at Pudge's performance bonuses, and this is what you'll see:

$200K each for 350, 375, 400, 425, 450 plate appearances; $150,000 each for 90 games, 100 games; $200,000 for 100 games played.

Where is Pudge in this? As of this morning, 344 plate appearances and 93 games played. The Astros have already paid Pudge $150,000 for the 90 games, but six more plate appearances and that's another $200K. I'm not sure how they'll break up the pro-rated amount, but that's...interesting.

1 comment:

jphelps said...

I think that the Rangers have to take on the bonuses. If not, the Astros would not have made the deal.