Monday, November 5, 2007

Torre On Incentives

Seeing Torre in Dodger blue is just...wrong. (Unlike Girardi, Torre isn't donning #7 to show his goal of a World Series.) Torre spoke again on the incentives in his final contract and why he found it insulting and it finally penetrated my thick skull:
He had bonuses in prior contracts, but said, “If they wanted to pay me a bonus, ‘we appreciate you, here it is.’”

He added: “It’s the way it was done: ‘You get this money back if you do this.’ It didn’t sit right with me. Winning the World Series wasn’t satisfaction enough. It had to have a price tag on it.”
That makes sense. But I still stick by my belief that incentives for players who have reached free agent status and makes millions is patently absurd.

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