MLB Attendance Flat In '14 Jim Crane Committed To Rebuilding Astros TBS Sees Uptick In Wild Card Rating Arizona Fall League To Test Pace-Of-Play Ideas Glut Of NFL Games Affecting Ad Rates Dish Dropping ESPN Classic For VOD Service Twins To Replace Manager, Retain GM Red Sox To Raise Ticket Prices For Big Games SportsNet LA Impasse Could Be Turning Point Orioles See Big Spike In Merchandise Sales
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/10/The Back Of The Book
TOP 5 MOST RIDICULOUS CONTRACT CLAUSES SIGNED THIS WINTER
Published January 10, 1996
Peter Gammons' list of MLB's most unlikely incentive clauses ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 1/9): 5) Mark Davis, Marlins, $50,000 for winning the Cy Young Award. Gammons: "He hasn't won or saved a game in two years"; 4) Rob Deer, Padres, $50,000 for winning the Silver Slugger Award or for being World Series MVP. Gammons: "He hasn't played in the Majors in two years"; 3) Steve Scarsone, Giants, $50,000 for being the World Series MVP. Gammons: "Yes, that's THE Steve Scarsone"; 2) John Doherty, Tigers, $50,000 if he is Comeback Player of the Year. Gammons: "Comeback from what?"; 1) Jose Canseco, Red Sox, $550,000 if he plays 130 games in the field. Gammons: "Jose has played two games in the field since he auditioned for World Cup Soccer in June 1993" (ESPN, 1/9).