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Joey Votto's contract

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MTM, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    This is an interesting breakdown of Votto's new contract

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7859745/joey-votto-cincinnati-reds-pays-pocket-suites-road-trips

    It states: "He would earn $75,000 for All-Star election or selection, $75,000 for a Gold Glove, $75,000 for a Silver Slugger, $75,000 for league championship series MVP and $100,000 for World Series MVP.

    NL MVP is worth $500,000, with second place getting him $200,000, third place $150,000, fourth place $100,000 and fifth place $50,000."

    It's always been my feeling that a player making that much money should be an all-star, Silver Slugger and MVP candidate, so why the extra money for doing what he's paid to do?
     
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Seriously.

    If you want a bonus for MVP:
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  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Like most bonuses, don't you want the guy to achieve them if you're his employer?
     
  4. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    So if he gets hurt the club saves some cash.
     
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Or if he simply doesn't produce as expected.

    I never understood the complaints about incentives. The team didn't give Votto these incentives just to be nice. It was part of a negotiation.
     
  6. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    If you really want to give him incentive, pay him $500,000 and tell him it raises to $20 mil if he wins the MVP award.
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He already won one MVP award and didn't get a bonus for it, when he was making $525,000.
     
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Which would be fine, except they wanted to make an offer he might actually accept.
     
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    The Reds should have offered Votto a minor-league deal and make him prove he belongs in The Show.
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Or they should have sent him back here to Mimico and make him try out for the Etobicoke Rangers again.
     
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    To play a kid's game?
     
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    To make hundreds of millions of dollars for his owners.
     
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