"Buy low, sell high."
It’s the most basic commandment in the world of business, and it’s just as applicable to player contracts in the world of sports.
So it’s amazing to see teams today in the modern era of number-crunching analysis continually overpaying athletes and saddling their franchises with fat, immovable cap-suckers.
Sure, no one can tell the future, but general managers have come a long way from the days of throwing money at players because they get that ol’ tingle in their toes, and you know that ol’ tingle means.
No, any goon who’s ever watched Moneyball with at least cursory attention knows that you pick up players with the best cost-to-benefit ratio.
But as long as franchises continue to take gambles and throw long term, big money contracts at athletes who can’t earn it, there will be financial pickles with no easy way out for either party.
And the following are some of the most immovable athletes out there right now.