they’ve found the cure for cancer, HIV/AIDS, brought peace to the whole world, ended world hunger, eradicated all diseases, stopped all suffering, etc.
“NEW YORK (AP) — Johan Santana was right there in the room as his agent and the New York Mets haggled over a colossal contract.
“After three straight days of negotiating, the sides were $5 million apart — and time had run out.
“Maybe this blockbuster trade between the Mets and Minnesota Twins was going to crumble, just as New York did during the pennant race last September.
‘ “We talked about a worst-case scenario,” Mets general manager Omar Minaya recalled, thinking of the team’s eager fan base “What are we going to say?”
“So agent Peter Greenberg and the Mets asked Minnesota for an extension, a request that was granted by the Twins and approved by the commissioner’s office. The deadline for talks was pushed back two hours to 7 p.m. EST Friday, and that was enough time to reach a deal.”
Further down in this story –
“The Mets and Twins announced the trade one day after Santana agreed to a $137.5 million, six-year contract with New York — record riches for a pitcher. With an option for a seventh season, the deal could be worth $157 million.”
That works out to $22,450,000+ a year at $137.5 million. Add to that the endorsements, etc. Just for throwing a baseball. It’s simply insane. Wonder how the poor people in this country think when they read something like this. I know how I would feel – pissed.
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