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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
SI.com's Joe Posnanski analyzes some of baseball's most outlandish contracts:
In 2011 outfielder Vernon Wells will get paid $23 million. In 2012 he'll get $21 million. Same in 2013 and 2014. This isn't a baseball contract. This is a testament to the power of mankind to do the impossible. And it never made sense. Ever. Wells had a very good year in 2003, followed by a couple of O.K. years and a good year in 2006, at age 27. But he never got on base much (a lifetime OBP of .329) and he was inconsistent, and then ... the Blue Jays gave him this hysterical contract: seven years, $126 million.
ON THE GO