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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:51 PM

Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combined

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/twenty-players-more-individually-2013-entire-astros-team-150637516--mlb.html

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Four Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants.
All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to earn more than the payroll-shredding, rebuilding Astros. After Monday's trade that sent Jed Lowrie to Oakland, Houston's 2013 obligations are less than $25 million. That number is the lowest since the 2006 Florida Marlins had a payroll just below $15 million.

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Reply Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combined (Original post)
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 OP
El Supremo Feb 2013 #1
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #2
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #3
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #8
Renew Deal Feb 2013 #4
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #7
TZ Feb 2013 #5
ScreamingMeemie Feb 2013 #6
TZ Feb 2013 #9

Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:26 PM

1. What league are they in now?

Ah! More meat for the Rangers!

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:49 PM

2. I'm excited because it means my Tigers will be in town more often.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:18 AM

3. There should be a minimum.

 

As they have a luxury tax line at the top that should have a cheapskates line at the bottom with similar penalties.

The NHL has a cap but they also have a bottom level that must be met to keep things competitive.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:08 AM

8. There should be.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:35 AM

4. I think the question is, what is wrong with the Astros?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:08 AM

7. I don't know...

The look meaningfully at us from the television screen and swear up and down that they are "NOT playing Moneyball..." while hiring a Harvard School of Business graduate as director of scouting.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:46 AM

5. I feel sorry for ex Nat Bo Porter here

Go from a young contender to this disaster. Good luck Bo....

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Response to TZ (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:07 AM

6. I feel sorry for him too.

The fans here are less than supportive to say the least.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:22 AM

9. yeah.

I can see he's going to get the blame, despite the fact it sounds like he has very little to work with.

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