Why Do We Care About Money?

When the Orioles signed Vladimir Guerrero and objected to the move in large part because of the $8 M price-tag (and even with the deferred money, the present value is still probably more than $7.5 M), Many people didn’t like that point, making arguments including “it’s not your money”, “better Vlad gets it than it goes into Angelos’ pocket”, and “what’s the big deal, the team can afford it”. Some rebuttals to these are in my post today at Beyond the Box Score, and I’d really like to hear some more on the whole idea. Check it out.