Contract Info: 2006: Signed six-year, $52 million contract (included $2 million signing bonus). 2011: $10 million, 2012: $10 million.
Full no-trade clause: may not be traded without consent, provided player gets his first day of Major League service during a guaranteed contract of at least six years after player has been with a professional baseball league team other than a major or minor league team;
Award bonuses: $500,000 for MVP ($125,000 for second, $100,000 for third, $75,000 for fourth, $50,000 for fifth), $500,000 for Cy Young ($400,000 for second, $300,000 for third), $100,000 All Star start ($50,000 for All Star selection), $150,000 for WS/LCS MVP, $50,000 for Gold Glove, $25,000 for Rookie of Year; May not be sent to minor leagues;
Perks: physical therapist, massage therapist, interpreter, eight first-class round-trip airline tickets per year between Boston and Japan, spring training housing allowance of up to $25,000, Boston housing allowance of up to $75,000, one-time moving allowance of up to $35,000, use of Lincoln Town Car or similar car, Red Sox player ticket package, including two field box seats, team employee to assist Japanese media and uniform No. 18.
Why it’s bad: Yeah, I know his contract details basically take up this whole slide, but it is important to highlight what Dice-K has not lived up to entirely.
The major problem with this contract is the fact that the Red Sox can’t do anything if the guy tanks, which he has. They can’t send him to the minors; they can’t trade him and are basically stuck with this deal.
The only hope is that Dice-K return to form and earns some of that money before next year, which seems unlikely at the moment.