ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
Sounds like 3 million
There is no other sport where you can be a journeyman, totally suck, and get paid by someone. The Twins
Let's be clear. The guy would have signed somewhere. and he probably would have gotten pretty close to that amount. Let's not act like there is only one team that would pay a journeyman reliever that. It's the current economics of the game.
Let's also be clear. Through last year, he has in no way sucked. His numbers did trend down last year even though they were still solid. His fastball velocity dropped by almost 2 full mph last year, down to 92. He is currently 33 years old. This has the look of another Addison Reed signing. We get him just in time for him to lose his stuff and get the shit knocked out of him on a regular basis.
Good analogy. The only difference is Reed was signed for two years of suck.
Minnesota professional sports can't be awful forever, can they?