Contract details for Orlando Hudson

OK, I’m giving you fair warning that this is going to give you a headache. I can’t imagine what the conversation must have been like when Colletti and Ng were working these details out with O-Dawg’s agent. But here it is:

$380,000 signing bonus, deferred without interest to a time not designated
$3 million base salary for 2009
$150,000 each for 150 and 175 plate appearances
$200,000 each for 200, 225, 250, 275 and 300 plate appearances
$250,000 each for 325, 350, 375, 400, 425, 450, 475, 500, 525, 550, 575 PAs
and then, there is this:
$10,000 for EVERY plate appearance from PA #576 through PA #632. That’s 57 PAs for total of $570,000.
also, BEGINNING WITH 550 PAs, every one of these incentives, including that $570k, is deferred without interest to a time not designated. And the contract requires O-Dawg to donate $25,000 to the Dodgers Dream Foundation, something I’m sure he has no problem with because he is heavily involved in charity work to begin with, with a focus on the battle against autism.

Have you hit the Advil yet?

  • Eric Stephen

    There’s simply not enough space on the outfield wall to display all the Dodgers’ PA incentive trackers this season. 🙂

    Thanks for the info as always, Tony!

  • PolarBearOne

    That is pretty creative structuring there.

  • Luke McCain

    How about adding a non-performance penalty such as deducting $5000 for each strike out with bases empty, $10000 for each strike out with runners on base or $25000 for each strike out with runners in scoring position with two outs.