Originally posted on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 1/14/11
Professional athletes are paid an incredible amount of money. Yes, they bring intense entertainment for millions, if not billions, of people worldwide and (most) keep their bodies in tip-top condition. But to say they're overpaid is an understatement. Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells is amongst the most overpaid out there...and he isn't afraid to admit it.Wells will make $23 million this year. It will be the fourth year of his seven year, $126 million deal. If he was a top five outfielder in the league, I would call that market value. But he isn't. He isn't even a top 25 outfielder in the league. "Everybody would say I'm not worth the money and I would totally agree that I'm not worth that contract," Wells told the Toronto Star. Now, that doesn't mean that he's going to walk into Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos' office and rip the contract in two. According to Wells, "I think the most important thing about getting contracts like this is you get to go out and do ...
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