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 Post subject: Making Millions on the DL
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:20 pm 
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I was looking over the free agent list on ESPN and saw Mike Hampton was signed by Houston for a one year $2 Million...

Must be nice to get paid to get your arm reconstructed...


edit: Stupid me, I originally typed Mike Hamilton, slip of the keyboard...sorry

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 Post subject: Re: Making Millions on the DL
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:02 pm 
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nad69dan wrote:
I was looking over the free agent list on ESPN and saw Mike Hampton was signed by Houston for a one year $2 Million...

Must be nice to get paid to get your arm reconstructed...


edit: Stupid me, I originally typed Mike Hamilton, slip of the keyboard...sorry

Typo aside, that sort of deal is not bad. Remember when Jon Leiber was pitching for the Yanks in 2004? That was a result of the Yanks signing him to a cheap 2-year deal in 2002: Leiber was able to get paid during his rehab in 2003, and the Yanks were able to have a good pitcher for little money in 2004.

That said, Hampton would not be a good candidate for that type of deal: he wasn't good before the injury, and he's not likely to be good after it either.

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