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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


    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


    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 Well-Known 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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