Found March 29, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
In news that should be as infuriating as it is laughable, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who likely will miss a good chunk of the 2013 regular season as he recovers from hip surgery he underwent in January, reportedly will earn more than the entire Houston Astros roster. Sheesh. According to an AP report (via the Los Angeles Times), A-Rod is slated to earn approximately $29 million this season, while the Astros entire payroll for the upcoming season is $25 million. Astros manager Bo Porter, to his credit, is taking the low payroll and everything that comes along with it, all in stride, saying, “When we get on the baseball field with whomever the opponent is, they are not sitting there saying: ‘Well, their players make more money than us so therefore you’re deemed a winner and we’re deemed a loser.” While it is hardly surprising that at $228 million — nearly 10 times what the Astros will pay out in player salary — this will be the 15th straight season the Yankees have topped t...
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