Originally written on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Every year, players get new contracts and players set personal records. But does that mean everyone should be paid? I honestly didn’t know that some of these players made this much money and that they get paid so much to do so little. So check out all these alarming statistics and numbers and prepare to have your mind blown.

Alarming Statistics And Numbers For Pitchers In 2012

-Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies has started 27 games this season. He has received 14 no-decisions and won only six games. Cliff Lee is being paid $23,500,000 this year. He has earned $3.6 million in each win.

-Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals has won 19 games this season and is being payed $3,250,00. For the whole season. Lee makes more in one of his wins than a potential Cy Young winner does all season.

-Lee also makes about the same in a win as Gonzalez’s Cy Young competitor, R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets, who is only being paid $4,000,000 this year.

-Lee isn’t even the most expensive pitcher per win. Daisuke Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox is paid $10,000,000 every time he wins this season. He has one win in nine starts and 17 wins in the last four seasons combined. His 17 wins is less than what Gonzalez, Dickey and David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays all have this season.

-But it doesn’t end there. Jonathan Sanchez of the Colorado Rockies is being paid $5,600,000 per win this season. He has one win in 15 starts and 18 wins in the last three seasons combined. That’s less than Gonzalez has right now.

-And to keep going, Carl Pavano of the Minnesota Twins and Johan Santana of the New York Mets also make more money per win than Lee, who trumps all of them except maybe Johan Santana in actual worth.

-Moving to good discounts, potential Cy Young winner Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox earns $29,411 per win. He has 17 wins.

-Rookie Wade Miley of the Arizona Diamondbacks makes $32,066 per win, he has 15.

-Ian Kennedy of the Arizona Diamondbacks makes $39,961 per win, he has 13.

-Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants makes $40,000 per win, he has 14.

-To get back to bad investments, Ubaldo Jimenez of the Cleveland Indians leads the league with 16 losses in 30 starts. He is making $4,200,000 this season. That’s $140,000 per start, which is $2,240,000 in losses.

-And to finish with a final statistic. Fernando Rodney of the Tampa Bay Rays is tied for the lead league in saves with 43. Rodney is having one of the best seasons of his career and of all closers in a long time. He has allowed only five runs in 68 innings. His ERA sits at 0.66 and he is making $1,750,000 this year and will be a free agent in 2013.

-Rafael Soriano of the New York Yankees was in the exact same shoes as Rodney in 2010. Soriano was in a contract year with the Rays and finished with 45 saves and a 1.73 ERA. Soriano was rewarded by the New York Yankees with a 3-year/$35 million contract. I think it’s safe to say Rodney is going to sign a nice contract this off-season.

Alarming Statistics And Numbers For Batters In 2012

-At the current rate of his contract, Aubrey Huff is paid $10,000,000 every time he hits a home run in 2012. Huff has hit one home run this season.

-Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins is paid $14,117 every time he hits a home run. Stanton has 34 home runs this season.

-Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins has won three batting titles, three gold gloves and an MVP award. He is being paid $23,000,000 this season. Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants is probably the best comparison to Mauer and is following in his footsteps with a potential MVP award this season. Posey is being paid $615,000 this season. I think it’s safe to say a huge contract is on the way for Posey as well.

-Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox was good for 40 home runs every season until last year where he hit 11. This season, Dunn is on pace to get back to the 40 home run mark and win comeback player of the year. But what people probably don’t know is, Dunn is also having one of his worst seasons hitting and is on pace for his first 200 strikeout season. The best way to look at it is Dunn probably won’t break Mark Reynolds 223 strikeout record.

-To stick with Reynolds, he holds some of the worst records in all of baseball. From 2008-2010, Reynolds led the league in strikeouts and holds that single season record as well. To add to his list of “worsts”, Reynolds led the league in 2008 in errors with 35, which is the most in the last 10 years. The only good thing about Reynolds is that he is averaging 31.6 home runs per season. But in 2012, Reynolds has only 21. Reynolds is being paid $7,500,000 this season compared to current home run champ and possible back-to-back MVP Ryan Braun, who is making only $6,000,000.

-The final statistic to blow your mind belongs to Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants. Pagan just hit his 13th triple of the season, which broke the Giants single season record. On the season, the entire New York Yankees team has only 12 triples. Pagan is making $4,850,000 this season and is a free agent next year. Maybe the Yankees pick him up to double their triples total.

-Stanley

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