By Steve Buchanan @sbuchanan24 on May 26, 2014
Miguel Cabrera signed a $ 292 million contract this year. Ever wonder what he could purchase after earning 180,000 per game?
Cabrera could buy Netflix accounts for 22,528 people, which go for $ 7.99 each.
It would take Cabrera 31 games to buy a Netflix account for the entire population of Detroit, which sits at 701,475
Playing first base, Cabrera is bound to get his hat dirty. Why not buy some backups off MLB.com? Listed at $ 34.99, how do 5,144 backups sound?
Gas prices in Detroit currently sit at $ 3.44 a gallon. Cabrera could purchase 52,325 gallons. That's enough to fill the tanks of 3,121 Ford Fusions.
If Comerica Park were sold out to capacity of 41,782, Cabrera could give each fan $ 4.00 and still have ,534 to spare.
What does Cabrera do in his down time? Maybe he catches up on some TV. If Cabrera wanted to purchase the entire Breaking Bad DVD box set, listed at $ 174.99 on Amazon, he could afford 1,028 of them.
Cabrera has to watch Breaking Bad in style, right? How about a 70-inch HDTV from LG? Retailing at $ 2799, Cabrera could afford 64 of these.
Back in the day, Cabrera could afford to pay Babe Ruth’s contract for the first 10 years. After those 10 years were paid, Cabrera would still have $ 47,100 left over.
After a game, maybe Cabrera would like some bottled water. A 12 pack at Walmart lists these at $ 2.88. After a game, Cabrera could purchase 62,500 packs.
Finally, to wrap things up, the average amount of pitches a Major League players see per at bat is 3.75. So, for every game Cabrera plays, he earns $ 12,000 for every pitch he sees.
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