Ken Davidoff just finished John Feinstein’s newest book, Living on the Black, which is an account of both Tom Glavine’s and Mike Mussina’s 2007 seasons. One section of the book seems particularly amusing:
You probably won’t be shocked to learn of Mussina’s contempt for the
always-injured Pavano, but you’ll laugh nonetheless. When Mussina was
negotiating a new contract with the Yankees in October 2006, Brian
Cashman offered him a two-year, $18-million package.
"Brian, you’re not paying me less than you’re paying Carl
Pavano," Mussina responded. "Don’t insult me." Mussina wound up
re-signing for two years and $23 million.
If we’re basing salaries on Carl Pavano’s, then I deserve much more than the $24 million/ 6 year deal I’m getting here at YFSF. That’s Kei Igawa money!
h/t Baseball Think Factory