The number of players who make more than the astros

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  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    I believe the astros salary dropped to less than 13 million. 50 players in the MLB make more than that.
     
  2. The Beard

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    I've been a supporter of the total rebuild from day one, actually from well before we started it.

    I will say though, although i'm ok with the return we got for Bud, I was hoping that the veteran dump for prospects was over after last year. We have acquired a tremendous amount of minor league talent which is awesome . . .but it's only awesome if it all stops at some point, and we start to think about the big league team

    I don't know when the "right" time is, but I do think we will be in the running for the top pick again in 2015, I hope not, but don't see significant reason to not think we will be
     
  3. tellitlikeitis

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    I don't see anyone that we should be spending money on instead, but still that is pretty embarassing lol. I would be pissed if I was an owner of one of the other 29 teams and we get revenue sharing.
     
  5. CometsWin

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    Props to Luhnow for having the balls to do a full strip and rebuild. I think Castro and Lyles are keepers, not sure on Altuve despite the extension, going forward and hopefully this is the last of the trades unless there's something smart out there like a Maxwell type trade. I'm pretty damn excited about this team. I can't wait to see that talent start to bubble up.
     
  6. Nick

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    Luhnow is going to wait till he has only his guys. He doesn't want to have to thank Ed Wade in our World Series trophy presentation.
     
  7. rocketpower2

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    Has anyone else made the connection between Morey and Luhnow and how they seem eerily similar in their thought processes?
     
  8. Buck Turgidson

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    Crane has to pay his investors back, they made no secret of this when they bought the team. If he's to be believed, they will ramp up the payroll incrementally over the next several years.
     
  9. Buck Turgidson

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    Springer
    Castro
    Singleton
    Cosart
    Folty
    DDJ
    Santana
    Villar

    Just off the top of my head that's potentially 1/3 of a roster right there, Wade for all his faults didn't leave the place worse than he found it.
     
  10. rocketpower2

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    I'll tell ya one thing. If Luhnow was GM at the time, Springer would have never been an Astro. And I thank Ed Wade for that.
     
  11. Nick

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    No, he didn't. Helps that he knew the Phillies system just as well as ours, and he got the players he wanted for Oswalt/Pence. Can't say the same about Bourne. Phillies have very little in their system right now.
     
  12. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    I count 66 players with a greater than or equal to salary than the entire Astros roster (if you assume the total payroll is right at $13m)


    Alex Rodriguez $29,000,000
    Cliff Lee $25,000,000 33
    Johan Santana $24,644,708 33
    Vernon Wells $24,642,857 34
    CC Sabathia $24,285,714 31
    Mark Teixeira $23,125,000 32
    Prince Fielder $23,000,000 28
    Joe Mauer $23,000,000 29
    Tim Lincecum $22,250,000 28
    Adrian Gonzalez $21,857,143 30
    Miguel Cabrera $21,000,000 29
    Zack Greinke $21,000,000 28
    Carl Crawford $20,857,143 30
    Matt Cain $20,833,333 27
    Felix Hernandez $20,557,143 26
    Cole Hamels $20,500,000 28
    Matt Kemp $20,250,000 27
    Justin Verlander $20,100,000 29
    Roy Halladay $20,000,000 35
    Ryan Howard $20,000,000 32
    Barry Zito $20,000,000 34
    Alfonso Soriano $19,000,000 36
    Joey Votto $18,910,655 28
    Michael Young $18,374,975 35
    Josh Hamilton $17,400,000 31
    Josh Beckett $17,000,000 32
    Derek Jeter $16,729,365 38
    Jayson Werth $16,571,429 33
    A.J. Burnett $16,500,000 35
    Bronson Arroyo $16,445,535 35
    Matt Holliday $16,272,110 32
    Jered Weaver $16,200,000 29
    Jake Peavy $16,157,271 31
    Albert Pujols $16,000,000 32
    Adrian Beltre $16,000,000 33
    John Lackey $15,950,000 34
    John Danks $15,750,000 27
    Hanley Ramirez $15,500,000 28
    Nick Markakis $15,350,000 28
    Chase Utley $15,285,714 33
    Adam Dunn $15,000,000 32
    Justin Morneau $15,000,000 31
    Robinson Cano $15,000,000 29
    Curtis Granderson $15,000,000 31
    Hiroki Kuroda $15,000,000 37
    David Ortiz $14,500,000 36
    Yadier Molina $14,200,000 29
    Ryan Zimmerman $14,100,000 27
    Jose Bautista $14,000,000 31
    Hunter Pence $13,800,000 29
    Josh Johnson $13,750,000 28
    Wandy Rodriguez $13,500,000 33
    Andre Ethier $13,500,000 30
    Ryan Dempster $13,250,000 35
    Ted Lilly $13,166,667 36
    Dan Uggla $13,146,942 32
    B.J. Upton $13,050,000 27
    Alex Rios $13,000,000 31
    Victor Martinez $13,000,000 34
    Ervin Santana $13,000,000 29
    Shane Victorino $13,000,000 31
    Ian Kinsler $13,000,000 30
    Edwin Jackson $13,000,000 28
    Carlos Beltran $13,000,000 35
    Jonathan Papelbon $13,000,000 31
    Dan Haren $13,000,000 31
     
  13. bigtexxx

    bigtexxx Contributing Member

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    ^^

    Thanks, leroy, for doing the work the OP was too lazy to do.
     
  14. boozle222

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    More importantly, here is a list of Tyler Perry movies that grossed more money than the Astros payroll is worth:

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  15. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Contributing Member

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    According to Rotten Tomatoes....

    The Wolverine, The Conjuring, Despicable Me 2, and Turbo all grossed more than the Astros payroll last weekend.
     
  16. leroy

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  17. MadMax

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    The brilliance of this is that he's probably accelerated that payback faster than he ever expected....and at the same time, has completely rebuilt an organization's farm system.
     
  18. boozle222

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    Spare time, Leroy... I have lots of it today so far. Does that post mean that we should rename MMP the House of Payne until we have a payroll higher than his movies???
     
  19. leroy

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    No. I believe the actual translation of the picture is "Oy vey."
     
  20. juicystream

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    How will you feel if Springer flops?

    What if he would have taken Jose Fernandez?
     
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