Monday, November 29, 2010

Vasquez got $7 million

If Vasquez can get $7 million with a full no-trade clause, what do you suspect someone like Cliff Lee will get? Well, according to drunks canvassed at the local bar, Cliff Lee is at least a hundred times better than Javier Vasquez. According to this view, Cliff Lee should be receiving $700 million per season to pitch. And what's a 100 times better than a no-trade clause? A no-trade clause for you and a hundred people of your choosing. That's right, Cliff Lee would be able to block trades for up to 100 people including himself. Given this sort of contract, Cliff Lee could essentially shut down all major moves in baseball, and within a few years even own a majority share of all of Major League Baseball. I suspect he will then usurp Bud Selig and become the first commissioner/dictator in Major League History. Do we want to give Cliff Lee all this power? The short answer is yes, but only if he wins us another world series to fulfill our insatiable taste for championships, if only for a little while.

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