Monday, February 2, 2009

I didn't realize that Selig was represented by Boras

I had no idea that Selig had such a lucrative contract. And he has the stones to warn teams about spending too much when he's collecting an $18.35 million salary? Good lordy.

According to tax filings obtained by the Sports Business Journal, Selig's compensation climbed past $18 million for the fiscal year ending Oct. 31, 2007. His $18.35 million salary in 2007 represented a 22 percent increase over the previous year, according to the trade journal.
In 2007, only four players (Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, Jason Giambi) -- all members of the New York Yankees -- made more than Selig.
That's absurd. I don't even feel like making some "revenue sharing" joke. You can, though.


Marc said...

What I find amazing in the article is that his expenses more than tripled from $140K the year before to over $422K last year.

How on earth could his expenses have tripled in one year?

Probably went from flying commercial to flying private.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

I sincerely wonder if that increase was due in any way to The Mitchell Report.