Better Value: Schneider 2 Years For $3 Million or $9.8 Million?

An article by posted on December 1, 2009

It’s all about the “value” Mets fans.

Regardless of your thoughts on the Phillies getting Brian Schneider, it’s a solid move for the Phillies who can give the Mets a lesson or two about getting the most value for a player.

The Phillies are reportedly paying Schneider $3 million dollars for two years or an average $1.5 million per season.

The Mets on the other hand, have paid Brian Schneider $8.9 million dollars in the last two years or an average of $4.9 million per season.

 You see, it’s all about getting VALUE.

The Nationals moved Brian Schneider just in the nick of time in what was primarily a salary dump for them… a salary dump that got them the Mets’ former first round pick.

The Marlins were even smarter by moving Carlos Delgado to the Mets in the second year of his contract when his salary jumped from $4 million dollars in 2005 to $13.5 million dollars in 2006 when the Mets got him. The Mets also paid him another $14.5 in 07, $16.5 in 08 and $16.5 in 09. Wow…

The Mets just paid $2 million dollars for a utility player in Alex Cora who they hope never has to start more than 10 games, while the Phillies paid $1.5 million dollars for a catcher who will probably start over 80 games.

It’s all about the value.

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