Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mike Cameron

I never had anything against Mike Cameron, but it's been clear for a long time that he wasn't just having a "slow start" and the Red Sox would be better off giving the playing time to someone younger.

In reading the stories about his departure, though, I was shocked to learn that his salary this year was 7.25 million. More than Adrian Gonzalez, more than Dustin Pedroia, more than Jon Lester. Only about half the salary of J.D. Drew or John Lackey, though.

1 comment:

  1. The second paragraph is absolutely shocking. Was he really that good before he arrived in Boston that he deserved all that money? I mean, Drew's making his megabucks because he signed back when most contracts were higher than they are now, but was there really enough of a market for a 36 year old CF that justified throwing 7.25 mil at him? To simplify, many of Theo's free agent choices mystify me.