If you’re going to get traded in the big leagues, you’d hope that the receiving team would be forced to pay up for your services. It’d make you feel better, and validate your sense of worth and purpose in the majors.
32 year old right hander Ernesto Frieri isn’t feeling the love this morning. Because he was just traded for loose change in the Mariners pocket.
Right-hander Ernesto Frieri was sold by the Rangers to the Mariners for $1.
No, that's not a typo. https://t.co/BMuq2sPGat
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 9, 2017
At least it was a dollar! Can you imagine the embarrassment if you were traded for 75 cents?
Cheer up, Ernie. Once you lower that 5+ ERA and improve that 11-14 record, I guarantee that Seattle will cash in and move you next year for $3.50.