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Andruw Jones

Given Andruw Jones has filed for free agency, and the Rangers have said he’s not coming back, I can officially categorize this news story as “Former Rangers News”. Anyway, I decided to check into his money situation, given he had a quite strange salary situation in 2009. As you might recall..
His total base salary in 2009 was $15 million dollars. $500,000 of that was paid by the Rangers, so he made out like quite the bandit from the McCourt’s out in LA. That’s just the base. Here’s a summary of his incentives with the Rangers in 2009.

  • $75,000 – 340 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $75,000 – 380 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $125,000 – 420 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $125,000 – 460 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $125,000 – 500 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $125,000 – 540 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $175,000 – 580 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $175,000 – 620 plate appearances (nope, 281)
  • $200,000 – Comeback Player of the Year (nope – well, not yet, but I doubt it)
  • $100,000 – MVP (not yet announced, but come on – this is a no)
  • $50,000 – All Star Selection (nope)
  • $50,000 – World Series MVP (nope, Hideki Matsui)
  • $25,000 – Gold Glove (not announced, but come on – this is a no)
  • $25,000 – Silver Slugger (not announced, but come on – this is a no)
  • $25,000 – LCS MVP (nope – CC Sabathia)

To sum up, he reached NONE of his incentives, which would have brought his Rangers salary to $1.975 Million. The total outpay from the Rangers was just $500,000, though. That’s not a salary problem there.
The fun part of this is that he still is owed money from the Dodgers from what I can tell. $5 million of his original signing bonus is due in 2010. Bet they’ll still love paying for that.

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