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Ex-Mariner Walks Away From $12M

Okay, Gil Meche hasn't been great since signing a big contract with the Kansas City Royals. But not many players would feel so badly about their performance that they would walk away from a guaranteed $12 million. Meche announced last week he will retire, giving up the payday due on the last year of his deal. Meche has always been known for his integrity, according to The New York Times, but this move left the baseball world stunned. Meche said he just didn't like the idea of not earning his keep/Greg Wilson, NBC Washington. More here. (AP file photo) H/T: Bent

Question: Could you walk away from $12 million, if you were unable to perform to earn it?


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