People seem to forget that a million dollars is still a lot of money. Four millions is even more. Paxton has made over $40 million in his career.Chris Cotillo
Boras on Paxton returning: “He’s very comfortable there…. He really felt it was the best thing at this point in his career.”
Boras says Paxton’s decision was more about comfort than money. “Sometimes it’s better to take the six-pack than the champagne.”
Once you have enormous wealth, happiness becomes more important than more money. Plus, if he is healthy, he'll get another market rate contract next year.
Athletes aren't known for lacking confidence in their abilities. Paxton probably thinks like Joe Kelly... He's just an adjustment or two away from winning the Cy Young.