Guess What $1.78 Million Per Win Gets You

Mets PoliceSenior Analyst IAugust 11, 2009

NEW YORK - AUGUST 01:  Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 1, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Wall Street Journal says that with 76 projected wins, the Mets will pay $1.78 million per win.
That reminds me of one summer I worked at Shea—Dwight Gooden threw the first pitch of the season and he had earned more than I would all year.  He had better curve than I did, although if you saw him at Yankee Stadium Old Timer's Day, I could beat him in a race.
In case you are wondering, Old Timer's Day is where a baseball team invites back their former players (for example, Dwight Gooden) and the fans cheer for them.  Ironically, the Mets even had one in 1962 and they invited back lots of Brooklyn Dodgers.  I bet Fred enjoyed that one.
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