Eckstein has already won two rings

Originally Published: October 27, 2006
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
There was a time, not that long ago really, when a major-league baseball player might well be excited by a shiny new Corvette.

These days, not so much. These days, if a player wants a shiny new Corvette -- and most players would consider a Chevrolet well beneath their station -- he can afford the $40K sticker price merely through judicious husbandry of his per diem for a few months. And those are the guys who are still establishing themselves as major-leaguers. David Eckstein? He earned $3.25 million this season with the Cardinals, plus another $300,000 or so for winning the World Series. That is, Eckstein could buy eight Corvettes with just the money he picked up this week.

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