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 Posted: Fri Jul 24th, 2020 03:37 am
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Since several people have already Googled it and it’s almost an impossible question, I’ll give the answer. It’s Chen Wei-Yin, who will make $24 million this year and is seeking a job but does not currently have a roster spot anywhere. What makes the question interesting is that the Marlins gave up on him and released him last year, putting them on the hook for his entire 2020 salary. But due to the shortened season and prorated salaries, if they had just kept him, they would’ve paid him significantly less this year. In essence, they are paying him not to play 162 games instead of paying him not to play 60 games, making this probably the worst-timed release in sports history.  All the other really expensive players (Mookie Betts, etc.) aren't making anywhere near their full salaries this year, making Wei-Yin the highest paid player of the season.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 24th, 2020 06:56 am
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srossi wrote: Since several people have already Googled it and it’s almost an impossible question, I’ll give the answer. It’s Chen Wei-Yin, who will make $24 million this year and is seeking a job but does not currently have a roster spot anywhere. What makes the question interesting is that the Marlins gave up on him and released him last year, putting them on the hook for his entire 2020 salary. But due to the shortened season and prorated salaries, if they had just kept him, they would’ve paid him significantly less this year. In essence, they are paying him not to play 162 games instead of paying him not to play 60 games, making this probably the worst-timed release in sports history.  All the other really expensive players (Mookie Betts, etc.) aren't making anywhere near their full salaries this year, making Wei-Yin the highest paid player of the season.
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srossi wrote: Since several people have already Googled it and it’s almost an impossible question, I’ll give the answer. It’s Chen Wei-Yin, who will make $24 million this year and is seeking a job but does not currently have a roster spot anywhere. What makes the question interesting is that the Marlins gave up on him and released him last year, putting them on the hook for his entire 2020 salary. But due to the shortened season and prorated salaries, if they had just kept him, they would’ve paid him significantly less this year. In essence, they are paying him not to play 162 games instead of paying him not to play 60 games, making this probably the worst-timed release in sports history.  All the other really expensive players (Mookie Betts, etc.) aren't making anywhere near their full salaries this year, making Wei-Yin the highest paid player of the season.
He goes by Wei-Yin Chen now. He's a damn good pitcher and a great prospect. Obviously he's not worth that much money, but it's MLB. No salary cap and the Yanks have money to burn.



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srossi wrote: Since several people have already Googled it and it’s almost an impossible question, I’ll give the answer. It’s Chen Wei-Yin, who will make $24 million this year and is seeking a job but does not currently have a roster spot anywhere. What makes the question interesting is that the Marlins gave up on him and released him last year, putting them on the hook for his entire 2020 salary. But due to the shortened season and prorated salaries, if they had just kept him, they would’ve paid him significantly less this year. In essence, they are paying him not to play 162 games instead of paying him not to play 60 games, making this probably the worst-timed release in sports history.  All the other really expensive players (Mookie Betts, etc.) aren't making anywhere near their full salaries this year, making Wei-Yin the highest paid player of the season.

So my quick Google search was too quick.  I thought I had read that Prince Fielder was going to have the highest because he hadn't officially retired from the Rangers yet.  



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 Posted: Fri Jul 24th, 2020 02:10 pm
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Blazer wrote: srossi wrote: Since several people have already Googled it and it’s almost an impossible question, I’ll give the answer. It’s Chen Wei-Yin, who will make $24 million this year and is seeking a job but does not currently have a roster spot anywhere. What makes the question interesting is that the Marlins gave up on him and released him last year, putting them on the hook for his entire 2020 salary. But due to the shortened season and prorated salaries, if they had just kept him, they would’ve paid him significantly less this year. In essence, they are paying him not to play 162 games instead of paying him not to play 60 games, making this probably the worst-timed release in sports history.  All the other really expensive players (Mookie Betts, etc.) aren't making anywhere near their full salaries this year, making Wei-Yin the highest paid player of the season.

So my quick Google search was too quick.  I thought I had read that Prince Fielder was going to have the highest because he hadn't officially retired from the Rangers yet. 

Prince hasn't played in 4 years and I think is considered retired at this point.  He was released before he retired, but that was a long time ago. 



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