Many dream of a world where individuals are paid for what they're worth. A world that pays for production. Well, keep dreaming, because greed always wins.
Sports may be the worst example, considering even the worst benchwarmer seemingly makes more than the entire Board of Education, but it's an industry that details the pay-for-performance question omnipresent around the globe.
Googly-eyed slugger Alex Rodriguez, who eats away $30 million per season, has become less efficient at the plate than a Pinstriped piece of wood. Is he worth even a third of what he's paid? We don't think so.
Here we'll show you both sides of the spectrum. Athletes whose contracts make us scream "criminal," and those whose contracts force us to ask "why-how-huh." But beware, these contracts can never be unseen.
Note: No rookie contracts, we're speaking of athletes who have signed at least one extension.