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Line Up By the Money

Often we see people here talk about how much a player is making, and using that as why someone is being played  over another, so it got me to thinking.  What if Lou made out his daily line up playing the player at each position who is paid the most, and batted the team in that order (sans the pitcher who will stay batting 9th).  For this to work, I used OF not lf/rf/cf just to make it easier, so please keep that in mind.

 

Order  Name Pos 2010 Salary
1   Soriano, Alfonso   of   $19,000,000
2   Ramirez, Aramis   3b   $16,750,000
3   Fukudome, Kosuke   of   $14,000,000
4   Lee, Derrek   1b   $13,000,000
5   Nady, Xavier   of   $3,300,000
6   Theriot, Ryan   ss   $2,600,000
7   Fontenot, Mike   2b   $1,000,000
8   Hill, Koyie   c   $700,000
           
1   Zambrano, Carlos   rhp-s   $18,875,000
2   Dempster, Ryan   rhp-s   $13,500,000
3   Lilly, Ted   lhp-s   $13,000,000
4   Silva, Carlos   rhp-s   $12,750,000
5   Gorzelanny, Tom   lhp   $800,000
           
bench   Byrd, Marlon   of   $3,000,000
bench   Baker, Jeff   2b-3b   $975,000
bench   Tracy, Chad   1b   $900,000
bench   Soto, Geovany   c   $575,000
bench   Colvin, Tyler   of   $401,000
           
bullpen   Samardzija, Jeff   rhp   $3,000,000
bullpen   Marmol, Carlos   rhp   $2,125,000
bullpen   Grabow, John   lhp-s   $2,700,000
bullpen   Marshall, Sean   lhp-s   $950,000
bullpen   Wells, Randy   rhp   $427,000
bullpen   Berg, Justin   rhp   $403,000
bullpen   Caridad, Esmailin   rhp   $403,000
bullpen   Russell, James   lhp   $400,000
           
Not Here   Miles, Aaron       $1,000,000
Not Here   Vizcaino, Luis       $500,000
Injured   Guzman, Angel   rhp   $825,000

 

I was shocked to see Soto makes less than Koyie Hill, and that Byrd is the 4th highest paid OF on the team.  Castro's salary had not been added to the site yet, so this is done as if he had not been called up yet, forgive me.  If anyone wants that added, let me know the numbers and i will add it happily.  Yes i know the roster is more than 25, because it is EVERYONE who the Cubs are paying this season, hence including Miles, Vizcaino, and Guzman and showing that they are not here or injured.

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