The Chicago Cubs broke the barrier in baseball salaries Monday when they signed All-Star second baseman Ryne Sandberg to a four-year contract extension for an average of $7 million a year.
Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken, whose career has been comparable to Sandberg's, is in the last year of a contract that will pay him $2.1 million in 1992. Since the end of last season, Bobby Bonilla, now with the Mets, and Barry Larkin, the Cincinnati shortstop whose statistics have not matched Ripken's, have signed contracts for more than $5 million a year.
The Evening Sun would like to know what salary you think Cal Ripken should be paid. $5 million a year? $6 million? $7 million or more to make him the highest paid player in baseball?