But don't worry, that $5.5 million is guaranteed. You'll get paid the same if you continue losing games for your team or if you just spend the summer hanging out on the beach.
And it looks like you're gonna have a great tan come September. Your team just traded for another middle infielder. Not a great one. Not even a major league one. Just one who was available. It wasn't exactly Kevin Towers-style dumpster diving; more like a pot luck. Josh Byrnes brought an Ernesto Frieri casserole to the dinner and the California Angels brought, well, some leftovers.
Ever hear of Alexi Amarista? He kind of made the Angels' major league roster this year but had only one one at-bat before being sent down to triple-A. He's the leftovers I was talking about.
His minor league stats aren't impressive. He's batting .273. Not good for the PCL but awesome compared to your major league .164.
He's being assigned to the Padres' triple-A club in Tucson.
Guess what that means?
That's right. Someone has to make room for him. That someone will probably be Everth Cabrera, a shortstop who is doing well enough to be called up to San Diego.
Shortstop? Isn't that your position? Won't someone in San Diego have to make room for him?
Yes, Jason, someone will. And that someone will be you.
Tick, tick, tick.
Don't forget your sunscreen.