The Mockingbird

One Hundred MILLION Dollars

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Richard Griffin’s first flush in a while, titled “Rios contract could put Blue Jays into $100 million clubreminds me of that scene in Austin Powers where Dr. Evil demands one MILLION dollars, thinking it’s a big a deal as it was in 1967.

100 million dollars is barely above average. Here’s a list of payrolls from last year with signing bonuses included. 10 teams are already over 100. St. Louis is right on the doorstep and the Tigers and Houston have acquired players this offseason that will push them over.

So the Jays are going to be the 14th team out of 30 to enter into this “club” if Rios goes for arbitration. That’s easily enough to compete for a playoff berth in a division with the free-spending world champions (Red Sox: $155 mil) and the sole member of the 200 million dollar club (Yankees: $218 mil). No excuses!


Written by halejon

January 30, 2008 at 8:34 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. You’re nailin’ it, dude.

    Yeah, Griffin is already back in mid-season form, eh?


    January 31, 2008 at 12:01 am

  2. Not bad after a long layoff (rehab?). He didn’t hit that one as hard as some of his moonshots last year, but he sure made it look effortless. I really think he has a big season ahead of him.

    Thanks for the link(s) btw. I’m pretty sure your trickle-downs and my mom are the only people who read this site. And she just does it to cuss me out.


    January 31, 2008 at 5:20 am

  3. Hey…..I cuss you out via your mom!


    January 31, 2008 at 3:53 pm

  4. You mean you’re not her? I just assumed since it’s always been rumoured that Rance was my real father.


    January 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm

  5. So why do you have this post illustrated with a picture of Gord Ash?

    Tao of Stieb

    February 1, 2008 at 6:00 pm

  6. Well, he’s also planning to take over the world and enslave us all…


    February 2, 2008 at 2:42 am

  7. Wait….

    ….Are you trying to say that Griffin might be out of touch?

    You bastard!!!

    Dave Rouleau

    February 3, 2008 at 11:46 pm

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