Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees is eligible to be paid 21 days for the 2014 season. He will make 2.9 million dollars.
He will not play one day, game, practice. None. And he will get 2.9 million dollars.
Mike Trout of the LA – Anahiem Angels who is on his first contract had to go to arbitration to get 1 million dollars for this season. Trout is practicing now. He will be in the MVP conversation, rightfully so. A. Rod will not because he will not suit up once.
The Yankees just have crazy money. There is no good reason to have this type of disparity that a team can pay that much to someone who will not even play this year.
If Major League Baseball (MLB) ever wants to be relevant again; they are going to have to get the pay system into the current century. Luckily Bud Selig will step down soon but not soon enough in 2015. Maybe someone with some sense will lead MLB into the modern age.