What a frigging joke.
I had to read the story three times to make sure I got it right.
The Orioles sliced the salary of their best pitcher?
Read it again, Drew. That can’t be right.
No, it’s right.
They cut Jeremy Guthrie’s salary today, dropping him from $770,000 to $650,000.
Have no fear, though, team apologists will no doubt step forward and note that the O’s COULD have cut Guthrie’s salary by 20% but instead, they did the noble thing and cut it by only 15%.
Wow, with friends like that, huh?
Here’s a team that generates $100 million in TV revenue and paid a Japanese pitcher $5 million a year before he ever recorded a major league strikeout and today, they cut their best pitcher’s salary by $120,000.
And you folks wonder why I beat up the team.
I just went back and re-read the story again – for the 4th time – because I have to be missing something.
They cut Jeremy Guthrie’s salary.
Because they could.
Plain and simple.