Actually the Shorebirds put three players on the field who remind me of music industry veterans.
Toby Welk - Lawrence Welk
Shayne Fontana - Shane Fontayne (guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s “other” band in early 90’s)
Johnny Rizer- anyone remember old DC101 dj Buddy Rizer? (He’s now head of economic development in Loudoun County VA)
Not 100% guarantees in the NFL but his base salary this year would have been $9m and he would have gotten that even if he had to stay on IR all year. He was to get $11m in each of the next two years but of course he could have been cut with some sort of injury settlement or for non performance so those years weren't fully guaranteed. But if he played to even an adequate level this year there would be no way they'd cut him next year. Also have to give back some of his signing bonus, or at least Indy could ask him to.
So I think it's safe to say he left at least an 8 figure amount on the table that he could have bad. Exactly how much is hard to say. Let's super rough it as something vaguely between $10m and $25m. He has already warned $97m in his career
I was thinking about this today. How Chris's image would improve if he retired with a buyout agreement favorable to both parties. Otherwise the general feeling of most people is he is stealing money from the Orioles who have made him a multi-millionaire. Hopefully his wife can get through to him and suggest at the end of the season he retire. I know this is unlikely with Scott Boras as his agent. Maybe Chris can explain to him his frustration with the game and his declining batting skills have caused him to make this decision.
I thought I read something about 80 million from MASN a while back. Even with Davis, Cobb, and Trumbo contracts the Os are making a pretty hefty profit just on the national and MASN deals.
So even if the number 0nly 110-120 million in revenue between the 2 deals ...the payroll is only 72 million and certain to ge less next year. A 40 million surplus times 2