Miguel Cabrera to become highest paid baseball player in history
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
3/28/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
The Detroit Tigers have made, what some might consider, a questionable decision to retain 30 year old Venezuelan first baseman Miguel Cabrera with a ten year contract.
Miguel Cabrera, age 30, will become baseballs highest paid athlete ever once the deal becomes official.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) Cabrera, who turns 31 in April, was retained for $292 million. He will earn $22 million for the final two years of his current contract and $31 over the eight years afterwards.
Cabrera has played in the MLB since 2003 where he made his debut with the Florida Marlins. He played with that club until 2007 when he and pitcher Dontrelle Willis was traded to the Tigers.
In March 2008 Cabrera made an eight-year contract extension deal with the Tigers for $152.3 million. At the time this deal was the fourth largest in baseball history and the largest in the history of the Tigers franchise.
This is not the only questionable decision made by a ball club in recent days. The Anaheim Angels signed a $240 million 10 year contract with first baseman Albert Pujols in 2012, which turned out to be a great move for the Angels after a rough start in the 2012 season.
Part of the reason for this questionable move is to keep Cabrera from contemplating a future beyond the Tigers, options he may seriously contemplate if he wins a third MVP award, which would be his third in as many years, and gains free agency in the next off season.
This huge move is strange after the Tigers traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers with $30 million to escape from a $214 million, nine-year contract. The club is also looking to release pitcher Max Scherzer who turned down a six-year $144 million offer.
The Tigers will pay out $59 million per season from 2016-19 for just two players, Cabrera and right handed pitcher Justin Verlander.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed. That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and - ... continue reading
The Chicago Cubs have won the 2016 World Series in a 10-inning game, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3. The win breaks a 108-year losing ... continue reading
The world lost a great human being and legendary sportsman in Arnold Palmer. The golfer passed away on September 25, a day before he was to ... continue reading
On Sept. 2, Dodger Stadium served as the center of a massive Venn diagram of local Catholics and lifelong fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, ... continue reading
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) group has accused Georgia football coach Mark Richt of forcing his beliefs onto the college ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Respecting life demands linking all life issues
- Daily Readings for Friday, October 20, 2017
- Daily Reading for Saturday, October 21st, 2017 HD Video
- Prisoners use lunch with Pope Francis to escape HD Video
- Cardinal shares the Five Keys to Catholic Education
- St. Paul of the Cross: Saint of the Day for Friday, October 20, 2017
- Profit For The Common Good
- Deacon Keith invites you... HD
- It was the Clintons! Clinton family took millions in bribes from Russia to sell off U.S. uranium HD
- Daily Reading for Friday, October 20th, 2017 HD
- Daily Reading for Thursday, October 19th, 2017 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
The California Network
Inspiring streaming service
Learn the Catholic way