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Jayson Werth Chooses Money Over Winning with Washington Nationals Deal

Jayson Werth signs with the Washington Nationals
Jayson Werth signs with the Washington Nationals
William ZeltmanContributor IDecember 5, 2010

Jayson Werth agreed to a seven-year, $126 million contract today with the Washington Nationals. In doing so, he decided to pick money over winning.

It is no surprise that Werth wanted a huge pay day. In spring training he said that he waited his entire career for this season. But what Werth left behind could be his last chance to play on a contending team.

Sure, seven years is a long time and the Nationals could become a contender during that time. But the Phillies are a contender now. It is a sure thing that the Phillies have the chance to win the World Series for the next few years. What assurance for winning do the Nationals have? None in the ... read more

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