According to the Brewers Blog, former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds could pull down as much as $2.6 million this season with Milwaukee.
Edmonds, who said he would play for the major league minimum for the Cardinals but then opted to sign with the Brew Crew instead, will get an $850,000 base salary if he makes the major league roster and will add $115,000 in incentives for every 25 at bats he gets from 200 all the way up to 425. He would get another $200,000 bonuses for reaching 475, 500 and 525 at bats.
Jimmy Ballgame could also make $100,000 if he is named the National League's Comeback Player of the Year.
Edmonds reportedly has claimed it wasn't his choice to opt for Milwaukee over the Cardinals, but that Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told him he didn't fit into the Birds' plans after his major league minimum pledge.
I can't see how he couldn't fit. The Cardinals need an outfielder, they need at least one lefty bat and you can't get much cheaper than the minimum...