MLB Contract Perks And Incentives

A Look At Bizarre MLB Contract Perks - Like Roy Oswalt's Bulldozer

2/2/09 in MLB   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

You occasionally hear about MLB players who have some rather insane perks in their contract. I remember that when Kevin Brown signed his massive deal with the Dodgers, one of the perks was that he got the use of a private jet to shuttle his family around.

Well, thanks to a site called Cot's Baseball Contracts - which has spent a lot of time finding contracts of past and present MLB players - you can see a lot more MLB contracts with pretty interesting perks and incentives in them.

Let's take a look at some of the more bizarre ones:

CARLOS BELTRAN —
The Mets are required to lease an ocular enhancer machine, an eyesight and hand-eye coordinating device used for batting (2005- present). Needless to say, it hasn't worked so well.

TROY GLAUS — Cardinals agreed to pay $250,000 for his wife’s equestrian training and equipment (2004).

GEORGE BRETT —
In a negotiated extension, agreed to give the Royals the bat from the July 24, 1983 “Pine Tar” game (1984).

A.J. BURNETT — The Blue Jays provided eight round-trip limousine trips per season for Burnett’s wife between Toronto and their home in Maryland (2006-08).

DAISUKE MATSUZAKA —
Red Sox required to provide eight first-class round-trip airline tickets per year between Boston and Japan, a $75,000 Boston housing allowance, use of a Lincoln Town Car (or comparable vehicle) and the uniform No. 18. (2006-present).

MARK McGWIRE — Attendance bonus of $1 per fan for each Busch Stadium fan beyond 2.8 million (1998-2001); $2 per fan beyond 2.8 million (2003-03).

GREG MADDUX —Padres required to provide pitcher a one-year membership at Del Mar Country Club, near San Diego (2007-08).

And here's my personal favorite...

ROY OSWALT — Awarded a bulldozer from the Astros for winning Game 6 of the 2005 National League Championship Series.

Clearly, I'm in the wrong line of work.


Info obtained from [Cot's Baseball Contracts]
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2/4/09   |   R3DS8XFaN

pretty clever ideas for perks....

2/3/09   |   primo   |   1 respect

In my contract with Fan IQ, I get a lotion rub down from Mr. Met in a thong. And I get to call him Raul

2/2/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

Does faniq have a porn section that i'm not aware of

2/2/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
I better get on that. Jello instant pudding rules by the way.

Not as much as pudding pops!

2/2/09   |   R3DS8XFaN


2/2/09   |   TonyBaronie

(Edited by TonyBaronie)

I'm about to see if I can get myself a bulldozer now.

2/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

tpowell25 wrote:
I am always here.  Ya just have to look in other places.

I would spend more time in the blogs, but 100% Injury Rate didn't give me my contractual 3 cups of Jello Instant Pudding and season 1 of the Cosby show to stay in here on a daily basis.

I better get on that. Jello instant pudding rules by the way.

2/2/09   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

chicachericola wrote:
Whoa sir, you think you can just waltz on in here after being absent for so long and comment like you never left?

I am always here.  Ya just have to look in other places.

I would spend more time in the blogs, but 100% Injury Rate didn't give me my contractual 3 cups of Jello Instant Pudding and season 1 of the Cosby show to stay in here on a daily basis.

2/2/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

tpowell25 wrote:
Once the post season is over, the Yankees are required to give A-Rod his testicles back.


Ahhhhh, I couldn't help myself.  The same could have been said of the Braves for 13 of 14 seasons.

Whoa sir, you think you can just waltz on in here after being absent for so long and comment like you never left?

2/2/09   |   tpowell25   |   1627 respect

Once the post season is over, the Yankees are required to give A-Rod his testicles back.


Ahhhhh, I couldn't help myself.  The same could have been said of the Braves for 13 of 14 seasons.

2/2/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

I am so asking for that pony I never got when I was little when my contract is up in June...

2/2/09   |   kfbrich

JOSH BECKETT--The Red Sox are required to provide free mimosas and rub downs to his boyfriend during each of Josh's outings.