Bored at Work on Monday?

Thumbnail image for contreras 01.jpgIt could be a quiet week for the Phillies other than Jayson Werth declining salary arbitration tomorrow, which is expected and should not be made into a big deal. But I would think things could pick up next week during the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

In the meantime, I’m sure you’re looking for something to read regarding the Phillies so here’s a look at the Jose Contreras deal, if you’re interested:

2011: $2.5 million
2012: $2.5 million
2013 club option: $2.5 million or $500,000 buyout.
Performance bonuses: $50,000 for 50 games pitched; $50,000 for 55 games pitched; $50,000 for 60 games pitched; $100,000 for 65 games pitched; $100,000 for 70 games pitched; $100,000 for 30 games finished; $100,000 for 35 games finished; $100,000 for 40 games finished; $250,000 for 45 games finished; $250,000 for 50 games finished; $500,000 for 55 games finished; $500,000 for 60 games finished.
Award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star; $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for League Championship Series MVP; $100,000 for Rolaids ($75,000 for second; $50,000 for third); $25,000 for Gold Glove; $25,000 for Silver Slugger.

Looking for a holiday gift(s)? The 4th annual Philadelphia Sports Book Signing Extravaganza is Friday from 7-10pm at Barnes & Noble, The Court @ Oxford Valley Mall, 210 Commerce Blvd., Fairless Hills, Pa. Ray Didinger, Anthony Gargano, Glen Macnow, Jayson Stark, Randy Miller, Greg Cosell, Reuben Frank, Mark Eckel and myself will be on hand to sign copies of our books and talk sports.

I’m also signing my book from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park. So if you can’t get to Barnes & Noble on Friday night, try the ballpark on Saturday afternoon. Thanks!

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