How out of whack are baseball salaries? New Angel pitcher Kelvim Escobar, who was 13-9 with a 4.29 earned-run average for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, will have a salary of $5.5 million next season.
Warren Spahn, the winningest left-hander in major league baseball history, never made more than $87,500. Spahn, who died Monday, pitched in the majors until 1965.
From Morning Briefing in the Los Angeles Times.