The MLS summer salary dump is here.
What that means for you, intrepid MLS gumshoe, is schlepping through reams of salary figures to discover those players who wear ski masks and those behind the counter, frantically jamming the “Call Police” button.
I’ve codified, in my estimation, the “best” and “worst” contracts from each team’s perspective based on post-CBA guaranteed cash those players receive as of 2015. We can quibble over the precise meaning of those terms (as we’ll see when we get to Lee Nguyen), but in this context it’s essentially from a team’s vantage. So relative to each player’s performance when weighted against the rest of the league, how many are underpaid and how many are making off with unwarranted bucks?