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$47,000,000

No, I didn't win the lottery.

In 2008, though, Richie Sexson ($14,000,000), Jarrod Washburn ($10,000,000) Miguel Batista ($9,000,000), Jose Vidro ($8,500,000; $2,500,000 paid by the Washington Nationals) and Raul Ibañez ($5,500,000) will collectively earn an approximated total of $47,000,000 in salary.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/01/seattle-mariners.html

Statistically, all five of those abovementioned guys -- who, without question, are extremely overpaid -- have vastly underperformed this season.

Batista (xFIP: 5.14; ERA+: 91; K/9: 6.13; K/BB: 1.58; GB%: 44.2%)

Ibañez (EqA: .273; OPS: .799; OPS+: 115; IsoP: .174; HR/FB%: 9.9%; BB/K: .54; RZR: .798)

Sexson (EqA: .240; OPS: .700; OPS+: 88; IsoP: .196; HR/FB%: 17.7%; BB/K: .51; RZR: .656)

Vidro (EqA: .275; OPS: .773; OPS+ 110; IsoP: .080; HR/FB%: 4.7%; BB/K: 1.15)

Washburn (xFIP: 5.26; ERA+: 99; K/9: 5.12; K/BB: 1.73; GB%: 36.9)

Yet, since it's unlikely that Bill Bavasi, his lackeys (i.e., Dan Evans, John Boles, et al.), John McLaren, and the entire coaching staff will be fired after this season, the probability of all those guys being dealt elsewhere is next to nil. I, however, would attempt to deal each of them to any team that'd absorb their respective salaries for nothing but minor league washouts.

In addition, the Seattle Mariners shouldn't exercise its $9,000,000 team option for Jose Guillen next season. Instead, I'd rather watch Guillen decline his $5,00,000 player option, file for free-agency, and sign with another franchise during the upcoming off-season. Indeed, his inability to hit right-handed pitchers for power, cover right field with decent range, and possiblity of becoming clubhouse cancer -- which he's been accused of being in the past with other ballclubs -- is why I want him out the fuck of Seattle.

Okay, I'm done venting about this futile subject.

On a side note, those FSN commercials wherein the television analysts are shown as animated microphones with cartoon faces goddamn annoys me.

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