People talk about the Yankees' payroll with disdain, discounting their championships by mentioning their league-leading payroll. But the Red Sox are third in payroll. The question is, are they worth it?
Some players are, and some simply aren't. Now, it should be said that $20 million for one year is an obscene amount of money, regardless. Even if the player played every single game, they'd make $123,456.79 per game.
That being said, it's all relative to the average salary of the league. So the question isn't whether the player is worth his salary, but is the player worth so much more or less than the league average?