All Rosters

Bellingham Cascades (Andre Duncan)
Players: 11 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $64,750 Rem: $34,750
April, 2020
3 Pitchers (Total salaries: $20,000)
Mike Fiers
V
2020
7,500
  SP
Gio Gonzalez
V
2020
12,000
  SP
LH
Dakota Hudson
R
2023
500
  RP
8 Batters (Total salaries: $44,750)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Ronald Acuna Jr.
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.7
Derek Dietrich
V
2020
2,000
  B
 
 3.1
 7.0
 
 
 0.4
Bryce Harper
V
2022
17,500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.8
Jeff Mathis
V
2021
3,250
  B
 7.4
 
 
 
 
 
Jacob Nottingham
R
2023
500
  B
 6.3
 
 
 
 
 
Hunter Pence
V
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.5
Rowdy Tellez
R
2023
500
  B
 
 2.7
 
 
 
 
Justin Turner
V
2020
18,500
  B
 
 
 
 3.7
 
 
Adjustments (Total: $0)
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Brookland Outs (Brooks Lampe)
Players: 18 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $31,750 Rem: $67,750
April, 2020
7 Pitchers (Total salaries: $5,750)
Shane Bieber
R
2023
500
  SP
Ryan Borucki
R
2023
500
  SP
LH
Jordan Lyles
V
2020
2,750
  SP
Reyes Moronta
R
2022
500
  RP
Sean Reid-Foley
R
2023
500
  SP
Dennis Santana
R
2023
500
  RP
Kyle Wright
R
2023
500
  RP
11 Batters (Total salaries: $26,250)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Brian Anderson
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 4.5
 
 2.6
Christian Arroyo
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 6.3
 3.6
 
 
Austin Barnes
R
2020
2,000
  B
 7.9
 
 6.3
 
 
 
Cody Bellinger
R
2022
500
  B
 
 3.1
 
 
 
 3.4
Dustin Fowler
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.1
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 6.3
 
 
 
Manny Machado
V
2022
17,750
  B
 
 
 
 4.5
 7.2
 
Jose Martinez
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 2.2
 
 
 
 0.6
Michael Perez
R
2023
500
  B
 7.2
 
 
 
 
 
Scott Schebler
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.7
Patrick Wisdom
R
2023
500
  B
 
 3.2
 
 3.2
 
 
Adjustments (Total: $-250)
first round rookie pick
 
2020
0
  receive from Portland in trade
for Keuchel
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee rcvd
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Canberra Kangaroos (Ryan Mock)
Players: 23 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $53,500 Rem: $44,000
April, 2020
11 Pitchers (Total salaries: $33,500)
Kolby Allard
R
2023
500
  SP
LH
Carlos Carrasco
V
2020
10,000
  SP
Emmanuel Clase
R
2024
500
  SP
Raisel Iglesias
R
2020
2,000
  SP
Joey Lucchesi
R
2023
500
  SP
LH
Tyler Mahle
R
2022
500
  SP
Chris Sale
V
2020
14,500
  SP
LH
r5
Blake Snell
R
2021
1,000
  SP
LH
Touki Toussaint
R
2023
500
  SP
Kirby Yates
V
2020
3,000
  RP
Daniel Zamora
R
2023
500
  RP
LH
12 Batters (Total salaries: $18,250)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Tim Anderson
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 7.5
 
Miguel Andujar
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 1.4
 
 
Alex Bregman
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 4.2
 8.0
 1.0
Michael Conforto
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.6
Aledmys Diaz
V
2020
1,500
  B
 
 2.4
 7.9
 3.6
 7.3
 1.1
Mauricio Dubon
R
2024
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 6.9
 
Mitch Garver
R
2022
500
  B
 6.5
 
 
 
 
 
Rhys Hoskins
R
2022
500
  B
 
 2.7
 
 
 
 0.0
Manuel Margot
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.8
Starling Marte
V
2021
7,250
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.9
Kyle Tucker
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.4
Adjustments (Total: $1,750)
for Sale
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
Delino DeShields Jr
 
2020
2,000
  DFA
for Kimbrel
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee recvd
for Hampson
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee rcvd
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Delino DeShields Jr
R
2020
2,000
  B
Cottage Cheese (Dave Votaw)
Players: 25 (of 31 allowed) Spent: $58,000 Rem: $39,500
April, 2020
11 Pitchers (Total salaries: $30,500)
Scott Alexander
V
2020
3,500
  RP
LH
Jose Alvarado
R
2022
500
  RP
LH
Dylan Cease
R
2023
500
  SP
Yonny Chirinos
R
2023
500
  SP
Danny Duffy
V
2020
15,750
  SP
LH
Erick Fedde
V
2020
1,500
  SP
Sean Manaea
R
2020
2,000
  SP
LH
Shohei Ohtani
R
2023
0
  SP
Luis Severino
R
2020
2,000
  SP
Drew Smyly
V
2020
3,750
  SP
LH
Joey Wentz
R
2099
500
  SP
LH
r5
14 Batters (Total salaries: $23,750)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Willi Castro
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 7.5
 
J.P. Crawford
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 3.8
 7.8
 
Yandy Diaz
R
2022
500
  B
 
 3.4
 
 3.9
 
 
Corey Dickerson
V
2021
6,750
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.3
Monte Harrison
R
2099
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.0
Jeff McNeil
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 6.8
 5.1
 
 1.9
Francisco Mejia
R
2022
500
  B
 6.8
 
 
 
 
 1.2
Yoan Moncada
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 6.3
 4.1
 
 
Shohei Ohtani
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.0
Corey Seager
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 8.6
 
Eric Thames
V
2020
5,000
  B
 
 3.0
 
 
 
 1.7
Alex Verdugo
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 3.1
Adjustments (Total: $3,750)
for Wentz
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
Greg Bird
 
2020
2,000
  DFA
Josh Harrison
 
2020
-500
  salary subsidy from Philadelphia Phillies
Josh Harrison
 
2020
3,000
  DFA
for F. Barreto
 
2020
-500
  From Flint Hill
for Franchy C
 
2020
-500
  trade from Portland
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Greg Bird
R
2020
2,000
  B
Josh Harrison
V
2020
3,000
  B
D.C. Balk (Rob Bohall)
Players: 22 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $62,250 Rem: $35,250
April, 2020
11 Pitchers (Total salaries: $29,000)
Archie Bradley
R
2020
2,000
  RP
Dylan Bundy
V
2020
5,000
  SP
Mike Clevinger
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Alex Cobb
V
2021
6,250
  SP
Seranthony Dominguez
R
2023
500
  RP
Jarlin Garcia
R
2022
500
  RP
LH
Kevin Gausman
V
2021
7,250
  SP
Tim Mayza
R
2022
500
  RP
LH
Daniel Mengden
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Joe Musgrove
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Trevor Williams
V
2020
4,000
  SP
11 Batters (Total salaries: $23,500)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Willians Astudillo
R
2023
500
  B
 6.8
 2.5
 
 2.6
 
 1.1
Andrew Benintendi
R
2021
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.9
Matt Chapman
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 5.7
 
 
Scooter Gennett
V
2020
4,500
  B
 
 
 6.8
 
 
 
Danny Jansen
R
2023
500
  B
 8.0
 
 
 
 
 
Nick Markakis
V
2021
4,750
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.8
Ryan McMahon
R
2022
500
  B
 
 3.0
 7.0
 4.3
 
 
Addison Russell
R
2020
1,000
  B
 
 
 7.3
 
 8.6
 
Adjustments (Total: $9,750)
JT Riddle
 
2020
500
  DFA
first round rookie pick
 
2020
0
  trade from Flint Hill
Lucas Duda
 
2020
6,000
  DFA
Kevin Gausman
 
2020
-7,250
  Subsidy from SFG for 2020
Kevin Gausman
 
2020
7,250
  DFA
Kole Calhoun
 
2020
7,000
  DFA
Ryan O'Hearn
 
2020
3,250
  DFA
Kole Calhoun
 
2020
-7,000
  Salary subsidy from ARI
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Kole Calhoun
V
2020
7,000
  B
Ryan O'Hearn
R
2023
3,250
  B
JT Riddle
R
2022
500
  B
Flint Hill Tornadoes (Jamie Johnson)
Players: 16 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $60,250 Rem: $37,250
April, 2020
6 Pitchers (Total salaries: $11,000)
Alex Claudio
V
2020
1,500
  SP
Caleb Ferguson
R
2023
500
  SP
LH
Steven Matz
R
2020
2,000
  SP
LH
Miles Mikolas
V
2021
6,000
  SP
Tanner Scott
R
2022
500
  RP
LH
Trey Wingenter
R
2023
500
  RP
r5
10 Batters (Total salaries: $48,500)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Jorge Alfaro
R
2021
1,000
  B
 6.8
 
 
 
 
 
Tyler Austin
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 2.5
 
 
 
 1.8
Franklin Barreto
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 6.7
 
 6.9
 
Xander Bogaerts
V
2022
8,500
  B
 
 
 
 
 7.2
 
Niko Goodrum
V
2020
2,000
  B
 
 2.6
 6.6
 2.9
 8.4
 1.4
Yasmani Grandal
V
2020
7,000
  B
 7.9
 1.9
 
 
 
 
Teoscar Hernandez
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.3
Max Kepler
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 3.2
Austin Meadows
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.5
Mike Trout
V
2021
25,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.4
Adjustments (Total: $750)
for Wingenter
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
first round rookie pick
 
2020
0
  to DC in trade
in trade for Franklin Barreto
 
2020
500
  Trade w/ Cottate
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Haviland Dragons (John Johnson)
Players: 23 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $47,750 Rem: $49,750
April, 2020
12 Pitchers (Total salaries: $14,000)
Yu Darvish
V
2020
5,500
  SP
Enyel De Los Santos
R
2023
500
  SP
Tyler Glasnow
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Chad Green
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Michael Kopech
R
2023
500
  SP
Pablo Lopez
R
2023
500
  SP
Sean Newcomb
R
2022
500
  SP
LH
Alex Reyes
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Fernando Romero
R
2023
500
  SP
Drew Steckenrider
R
2022
500
  RP
Vince Velasquez
R
2020
2,000
  SP
Bryse Wilson
R
2023
500
  SP
11 Batters (Total salaries: $26,000)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Carlos Correa
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 8.2
 
Ramon Laureano
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.0
Brandon Lowe
R
2023
500
  B
 
 2.3
 7.5
 
 
 0.7
Brandon Nimmo
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.8
Tyler O'Neill
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.1
Amed Rosario
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 7.2
 1.0
Gary Sanchez
R
2020
2,000
  B
 6.9
 
 
 
 
 
Miguel Sano
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 2.3
 
 3.0
 
 
Raimel Tapia
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.6
Kolten Wong
V
2021
8,000
  B
 
 
 8.3
 
 
 
Adjustments (Total: $7,750)
for Wingenter
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee rcvd
Domingo German
 
2020
0
  On Restricted List for 63 games. 2020 Salary of 4,000,000 adjusted to 2,444,000 for 2020. Will be $4,000,000 in 2021
Yasiel Puig
 
2020
8,000
  DFA
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Yasiel Puig
V
2022
8,000
  B
Kaline Drive (Tom Johnson)
Players: 22 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $38,000 Rem: $59,500
April, 2020
8 Pitchers (Total salaries: $12,500)
Ty Buttrey
R
2023
500
  RP
Max Fried
R
2022
500
  SP
LH
Michael Fulmer
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Mychal Givens
R
2020
2,000
  RP
Craig Kimbrel
V
2021
3,750
  RP
r5
Dinelson Lamet
R
2022
500
  SP
A.J. Minter
R
2022
500
  RP
LH
Spencer Turnbull
V
2021
3,750
  SP
14 Batters (Total salaries: $24,750)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Willy Adames
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 6.9
 
 8.8
 
Orlando Arcia
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 8.3
 
Kris Bryant
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 2.2
 
 3.7
 
 1.7
Travis Demeritte
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 0.9
Kyle Farmer
V
2020
3,000
  B
 6.5
 1.9
 7.1
 4.0
 
 
Wilmer Flores
V
2021
4,000
  B
 
 2.6
 6.4
 3.0
 
 
Todd Frazier
V
2020
5,000
  B
 
 
 
 4.2
 
 
Yuli Gurriel
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 3.0
 5.9
 3.7
 
 
Aaron Judge
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 4.2
Omar Narvaez
R
2021
1,000
  B
 5.4
 
 
 
 
 
Hunter Renfroe
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 3.4
Danny Santana
V
2020
3,250
  B
 
 2.7
 7.4
 3.5
 6.7
 1.2
Mallex Smith
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.7
Jesse Winker
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.2
Adjustments (Total: $750)
for Wentz
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee rcvd
for Greiner
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee rcvd
Mike Zunino
 
2020
5,500
  DFA
for Kimbrel
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
Zunino
 
2020
-4,500
  $4.5 from TB Rays for 2020 contract
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Old Detroit Wolverines (Ron Mock)
Players: 17 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $31,500 Rem: $66,000
April, 2020
6 Pitchers (Total salaries: $18,750)
Walker Buehler
R
2022
500
  SP
Josh James
R
2023
500
  SP
Dallas Keuchel
V
2020
7,250
  SP
r5
Eric Lauer
R
2023
500
  SP
LH
Jonathan Loaisiga
R
2023
500
  SP
Robbie Ray
V
2022
9,500
  SP
11 Batters (Total salaries: $12,500)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Josh Bell
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 1.9
 
 
 
 
Lewis Brinson
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.6
Willson Contreras
R
2021
1,000
  B
 7.2
 
 
 
 
 
Rafael Devers
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 3.3
 
 
Isan Diaz
R
2024
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 7.0
 
Austin Hedges
R
2020
2,000
  B
 8.8
 
 
 
 
 
Eloy Jimenez
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.3
Kyle Schwarber
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.3
Trea Turner
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 7.8
 
Luis Urias
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 7.2
 
 7.6
 
Daniel Vogelbach
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 2.7
 
 
 
 
Adjustments (Total: $250)
Michael Pineda
 
2020
0
  On Restricted List for 39 games. 2020 Salary of 4,750,000 adjusted to 3,607,000 for 2020 when Pineda returns to action.
for Keuchel
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Peshastin Pears (Phil Smith)
Players: 24 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $49,250 Rem: $48,250
April, 2020
11 Pitchers (Total salaries: $18,000)
Zach Eflin
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Jack Flaherty
R
2022
500
  SP
Robert Gsellman
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Collin McHugh
V
2020
4,000
  SP
Freddy Peralta
R
2023
500
  SP
Cionel Perez
R
2023
500
  RP
LH
Justus Sheffield
R
2023
500
  RP
LH
Mike Soroka
R
2023
500
  SP
Jameson Taillon
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Julio Urias
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Alex Wood
V
2021
7,500
  SP
LH
13 Batters (Total salaries: $21,250)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Ozzie Albies
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 7.6
 
 
 
Willie Calhoun
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.3
Brandon Drury
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 2.6
 6.4
 3.9
 7.4
 1.4
Clint Frazier
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 0.3
Joey Gallo
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 3.0
 
 
 
 2.7
Mitch Haniger
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.3
JaCoby Jones
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.5
Martin Maldonado
V
2020
1,500
  B
 7.6
 
 
 
 
 
Victor Robles
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 3.3
Marcus Semien
V
2021
5,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 8.7
 
Juan Soto
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.8
Gio Urshela
V
2020
1,500
  B
 
 
 
 3.6
 6.5
 1.1
Joey Wendle
V
2021
4,250
  B
 
 
 7.9
 4.5
 7.2
 1.2
Adjustments (Total: $10,000)
Yangervis Solarte
 
2020
3,750
  DFA
Tyson Ross
 
2020
-1,750
  subsidy from contract with Giants
Tyson Ross
 
2020
9,000
  DFA
Solarte
 
2020
-1,000
  from Atlanta
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Pittsburgh Alleghenys (Mark Weinert)
Players: 18 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $61,750 Rem: $35,750
April, 2020
10 Pitchers (Total salaries: $36,500)
Nathan Eovaldi
V
2021
6,000
  SP
Jon Gray
R
2020
2,000
  SP
Sonny Gray
V
2021
6,250
  SP
Derek Holland
V
2021
5,750
  SP
LH
Dillon Maples
R
2022
500
  RP
Frankie Montas
R
2020
2,000
  SP
Stephen Strasburg
V
2020
12,000
  SP
Ranger Suarez
R
2023
500
  SP
LH
Lou Trivino
R
2023
500
  SP
Luke Weaver
R
2021
1,000
  SP
8 Batters (Total salaries: $25,000)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Jose Altuve
V
2021
11,500
  B
 
 
 6.7
 
 
 
Byron Buxton
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 3.3
Garrett Hampson
R
2023
500
  B
r5
 
 
 6.7
 
 7.8
 1.7
Mike Moustakas
V
2022
7,000
  B
 
 
 7.0
 4.1
 
 
Stephen Piscotty
R
2020
2,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.9
Chris Shaw
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.3
Dominic Smith
R
2022
500
  B
 
 2.7
 
 
 
 1.4
Dansby Swanson
R
2021
1,000
  B
 
 
 
 
 8.1
 
Adjustments (Total: $250)
for Hampson
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
Injured List
Designated for Assignment
Portland Rosebuds (Mark Johnson)
Players: 14 (of 30 allowed) Spent: $43,250 Rem: $54,250
April, 2020
5 Pitchers (Total salaries: $6,500)
Jose Berrios
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Brett Kennedy
R
2023
500
  SP
German Marquez
R
2021
1,000
  SP
Brad Peacock
V
2020
3,500
  SP
Trent Thornton
R
2023
500
  SP
9 Batters (Total salaries: $36,000)
C
1b
2b
3b
SS
OF
Franchy Cordero
R
2022
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.0
Eduardo Escobar
V
2020
5,250
  B
 
 
 7.1
 4.5
 7.1
 
Paul Goldschmidt
V
2021
12,000
  B
 
 3.1
 
 
 
 
Grayson Greiner
R
2023
500
  B
r5
 6.8
 
 
 
 
 
Billy McKinney
R
2023
500
  B
 
 22.0
 
 
 
 2.1
Kevin Newman
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 7.6
 3.2
 7.4
 1.1
Tommy Pham
V
2020
3,500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 2.0
Anthony Rendon
V
2023
12,750
  B
 
 
 
 4.3
 
 
Christin Stewart
R
2023
500
  B
 
 
 
 
 
 1.0
Adjustments (Total: $750)
for Sale
 
2020
-250
  rule 5 fee rcvd
for Greiner
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
for Greiner
 
2020
250
  rule 5 fee pd
for Franchy C
 
2020
500
  trade with Cottage
first round rookie pick
 
2020
0
  trade to Brookland
Injured List
Designated for Assignment

4 Comments

    • Funny you should mention Jay Bruce. He’s on the Peshastin post-season roster. I saw that a few days ago and thought — “hey, didn’t the Pears trade him to somebody?” But I scanned all the transactions as far back as I could and found no reference to a trade. “Hmph,” I thought, “I must have misremembered something.” So I left him on the Peshastin roster where I found him.

      But after I saw your comment, I did a couple of searches of my email in-box, which has 2500 unread messages and many many thousands of read ones. Finally, I found a record there of a trade on Dec 18, 2014, as follows:

      ” 1 Peshastin gets Jay Bruce, salary of $9m per year
      2 Flint Hill gets Tony Cingrani, rookie salary scale through 2017.
      3 Flint Hill pays Peshastin $2m in 15, $3m in 16, $3m in 17, $4m in 18.”

      I have recorded this deal in our transaction file (barely within the new 1 year absolute death-penalty deadline, which I just made up — whew!). I have also updated the rosters to show this obligation, and to remind us for the next two years to keep track of it.

      When, and how, did Bruce (lifelong Pear) become a Tornado, so he could be traded back to the Pears?

      • There is a cautionary tale to be told here.

        Bruce played five years as a Pear, and he played well. Then we let him go when his rookie status evaporated, bemoaning our loss. How foolish! Flint Hill decided to pay a fortune ($9m/yr for five years!) to get the veteran. Big mistake, because at that point, Bruce became bad at baseball. What to do with an albatross contract? Answer: Flint Hill unloaded him on Peshastin, whose management mistakenly thought 2014 was an aberration rather than a trend. Now the Pears are stuck, and the gradually increasing financial support from Flint Hill only means that two franchises suffer from Brucemania. Three more years of famine lie ahead.

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