To address one of the issues floating around the Moyersphere in the wake of his angry comments yesterday, yes, his contract is laden with incentives based on innings-pitched and appearanced. But no, the team was not likely in any way influenced by money when it decided to bump Moyer out of the rotation.
A baseball source confirmed to the Inquirer that Moyer’s contract, which is worth $13 million over two years, contains innings and appearance-based incentives. He would receive an additional $250,000 for his 150th inning this season, 160th ,170th, 180th, 190th.
His 2010 salary would increase by $250, 000 for 150 innings pitched this season, and 23 starts. He currently has 123.1 IP and 22 starts.