Jeff Karstens can make an additional $1 M in performance bonuses. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates
Tom Singer has a few contract details and incentives for some of the players in major league camp. The details can be read here. My thoughts on each player below.
**Jeff Karstens has $1 M in potential performance bonuses. He'd get a bonus of $100,000 each for 150 and 160 innings pitched. He'd get $175,000 each for 170 and 180 innings, then $225,000 each for 190 and 200 innings. If Karstens somehow reached 200 innings, he'd be a massive value at $3.5 M total. Even if he only gets to his career high of 162.1 innings, he'd still be a huge value at $2.7 M, assuming he pitches like he has the last two seasons.
**Gaby Sanchez could receive $25,000 each for 425, 475, and 525 plate appearances. I don't see any of these happening. Sanchez has reached those totals in the past as a full-time starter. He'll be platooning with Garrett Jones, and taking the smaller part of the platoon. The o...
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