Author’s Note: This is part of a five-part series examining players on the San Diego Padres roster who need to improve during this offseason if the Padres are to be successful, and if the paychecks given to these players are to be legitimately earned. The other players examined are Chris Denorfia, Will Venable, Edinson Volquez and Orlando Hudson.
One of those players is shortstop Jason Bartlett. Bartlett is tied with Orlando Hudson for highest salary amongst everyday players on the Padres roster, raking in 4 million dollars in 2011. As with Hudson, Bartlett’s salary is almost one-tenth of the Padres’ overall payroll of 45.9 million dollars.