so essentially we've made a $600,000 wager that sidney ponson might still be good. he's probably not, but if he cobbles together a winning record and an era under 4, that's going to be the biggest bargain of the offseason HANDS DOWN. remember that gary matthews jr and his career .263 batting average costs 10 million a year now.
who remembers that juan gonzalez contract?
"The Tigers have gotten lucky along the way, beginning with Juan Gonzalez, who must have been anesthetized when he turned down Detroit's eight-year, $148-million package in 2000. We've gone over this before, but it bears repeating:
Had Gonzalez put pen to paper on that loony-tune contract, the Tigers would YET be paying him $18.5 million per year through 2008. Uh, one more thing: Gonzalez played in all of 186 big league games after the 2001 season and has been out of the majors since 2005."can someone compile a list of these kinds of contracts? mike hampton, we hardly knew ye?