Negotiating 101 with Mike Mussina

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

5 comments… add one
  • Pavano = Ryan Leaf

    krueg June 11, 2008, 9:29 am
  • Nah, that’s not fair to Pavano, even. Leaf never won anything at all.

    SF June 11, 2008, 10:02 am
  • Ah, the inverse Wayne Gretzky effect!

    Lar June 11, 2008, 10:30 am
  • in terms of his time in pinstripes…yes, yes it is.

    krueg June 11, 2008, 10:34 am
  • The Stanford degree is just the gift that keeps on giving. That’s the sort of astute business acumen they don’t teach you at Princeton!

    FenSheaParkway June 11, 2008, 2:06 pm

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