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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KC Royal in the (money) news

From Yahoo! Sports yesterday:

MLB All-Star paydays

The MLB All-Star game will take place on July 16 in New York. The All-Stars will represent their teams and play for bragging rights and home field advantage for the World Series. Aside from pride, players also get plenty of perks and money. We have compiled a list of the players who have All-Star bonuses written into their contracts. Find out who will be getting a nice one-day payday and the other perks the league provides for the players selected for the 2013 All-Star game.

(Data and numbers courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts and the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Kansas City Royals v New York Yankees

Alex Gordon

Contract bonus: $500,000 in 2014 and 2015. Kansas City's Gordon didn't even realize he'd pocketed and extra million until his agent reminded him of the big clause in his contract. He also tacks on another $500K to his now $13.25M player option in 2016.

Makes you feel better about our Royals, doesn't it?  (Not).

Whaddya' bet Mr. Gordon is on a short list to be traded off soon, with that in the budget, if he stays hitting.

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