"Rod, think about back when you were a little kid. It wasn't about the money, was it? Was it? (Questionably) Was it?"
One of my favorite lines, from one of my favorite movies, Jerry Maguire.
As fans, we yearn for our teams to win more than anything. Paydays to the players only matter to us in as much as they keep the talented ones our teams have and attract talented ones away from opponents.
Every year we see players run for paydays while others try to hook on with whom they think will contend for a championship at a lower price.
This past offseason, Jayson Werth signed one of the most ridiculous contracts in the history of pro sports to sign with the desperate to contend Washington Nationals.
Werth can't really be faulted; he's a marginally talented player who was paid superstar money to run to a team he knew had no shot to contend and he's a lot richer for it.
Here's 10 more guys who might just be signing for the money.