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1 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jan 15, 2014 5:42 pm

Dayum. I should have been a left handed stud.

2 Start Spreading the News   ~  Jan 15, 2014 6:24 pm

I can't believe that a pitcher is the highest paid person in baseball. Over an everyday player? Crazy.

I wonder what Mike Trout will make then.

3 TheGreenMan   ~  Jan 15, 2014 9:06 pm

Get the money...

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jan 16, 2014 11:23 am

[2] While my knee jerk reation is to agree that a pitcher shouldn't make more than an "every day" player, one can make the argument that a pitcher who pitches 200 innings a year faces, on average somewhere north of 800 batters. A position player might make 600 or 650 plate appearances a year. Not sure that we're measuring apples, but it's worth a thought. Particularly when a good pitcher impacts an opposing team in terms of lineup, opposition pitching changes, as well as opposition pitcher selection the day before and day after his appearance.

5 Ben   ~  Jan 16, 2014 12:47 pm

4. never thought of it that way, but makes perfect sense. I guess they are different in all sorts of qualitative ways, but the quantity seems pretty even. I like that. Actually gives me some new respect for Pitchers.

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