Another theory on Dempster: he was battling a neck injury, and he more than likely would have been the odd man out of the six starters. IMO, Lester-Buchholz-Lackey-Peavy-Doubront were all ahead of Dempster heading into Fort Myers. No matter what the reason, he did walk away from a LOT of money.
That said, he's hopefully got PLENTY of money as well.
Asked about leaving so much money on the table, Dempster said, "I've been really fortunate, extremely lucky, extremely humbled by the amount of money I have made that has provided for me and my family for years and years. The money was not that difficult a decision."
During his big league career, Dempster was paid more than $89 million, according to Baseballprospectus.com.
Definitely got good choices with the Jessica's
What were they thinking ?