How About $150K for an Oscar, Hideki?

A poster over at Sons of Sam Horn has the details of Hideki Okajima’s contract, supplied by an "unimpeachable industry source".  We love some of the incentives:

  • $50,000 for Gold Glove
  • $100,000 for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd; $25,000 for 3rd)
  • $150,000 for Cy Young ($100,000 for 2nd; $75,000 for 3rd)

We figure the Sox can dole out that 300K somewhere else (urinal cakes with a certain team’s logo on it throughout the basins at the Fens, for a start?).   No reason to save the cash for the rainy day that is never coming.

7 comments… add one
  • …this guy’s agent must be a dope…i could’ve done a better job with both eyes closed…

    dc December 4, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • The last first-year middle reliever to win a GG was….um, nevermind.

    YF December 4, 2006, 9:21 pm
  • On a related note, there’s a $50,000 abstinence clause in Derek Jeter’s contract.

    Nick-YF December 4, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • Not to take away from the ridiculousness of Okajima potentially winning an MVP (and why is that worth less when it’s harder for pitchers to accomplish?) — especially considering he’s not even being the most likely Japanese pitcher on the Sox to win those awards next season.
    But remember it also seemed ridiculous to offer Curt Schilling an automatically vesting option if the Red Sox won the World Series.

    Paul SF December 5, 2006, 10:40 am
  • …you’ll never believe that it’s me saying this, but it is…the sox winning the world series was not that much of a long shot…they’ve been contenders all along…i’m not so sure about the incentives offered to this pitcher, but you never know…

    dc December 5, 2006, 10:46 am
  • Come on, a World Series MVP to a rookie middle reliever? Why not offer him 100 grand to solve the Iraq situation?

    SF December 5, 2006, 10:49 am
  • That’s not realistic SF.
    He really should get more for solving that problem.

    Quo December 5, 2006, 11:05 am

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