Jayson Werth's Beard Leaves Phillies for Nationals

Jayson Werth has hit the free agency jackpot.

According to Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian, the former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder agreed to a seven year, $126 million contract with the Washington Nationals this weekend.

The 31-year-old All-Star, who spent the past four seasons with the Phillies and aided in their 2008 World Series title, batted .296 with a National League-high 46 doubles. He also hit 27 bombs and drove in 85 runs. Plus, he has a badass beard... so there's that.

This could be a pretty sweet deal for the Nationals, who just lost the big bat of Adam Dunn to the Chicago White Sox a few days ago.

However, ESPN and Baseball America's Jerry Crasnick showed off his math skills via Twitter:
Jayson Werth is a fine player, but he has 684 career hits. At a total cost of $126 million, that's $184,210 per hit.
Since you put it that way... Yikes.


KathyBaseball said...

I'm not quite sure I've made sense of this yet. Why leave the Phillies for the Nats? I know the Nats are an up and coming team, but the Phillies are winning NOW. Maybe the Phils just didn't offer as much money or years as the Nats?

Jackie said...

Sad!! I really liked him. Now I have to hate him.

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