Just when we thought sports players’ salaries were outta sight.

Check out this from Romenesko — now sports WRITERS are collecting a hefty wage per word…Thanks, ESPN.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2007ESPN has recently hired 15+ journalists from print outletsNew York TimesSome newspapers are suffering through the worst talent drain their sports editors can recall. “My counteroffer usually comes down to asking them what kind of cake they want at their goodbye party,” says Washington Post AME/sports Emilio Garcia-Ruiz. “The numbers they throw around are out of reach.” ESPN is paying $150,000 to $350,000 a year to some former print scribes.> Reporters shouldn’t be determining athletes’ performance bonuses (Strib)Posted at 10:49:44 AM

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