I work really hard. My job may suck and it may not matter like being a Red Sox outfielder but OMG I want a raise of more than 66%.
I am not debating that Jacoby has a great year last season and deserved to get a raise but how much sense does it make to give him 3 times the money he made last year when he is still arbitration eligible?
This is what we did with Papelbon. We made him think he was worth for than he was and by the time he became a free agent he wanted more than he was worth.
We are not the only ones. 21 million for Tim Lincecum ?
No offense but this kid is going to want 25 plus million a year when he becomes eligible.
In other news of more money than he is worth
The Sox just paid Saltalamacchia 2.5 million.
There is no way any other team would pay him that much money so it’s not like we would have had any competition for him.