### Randy Johnson Returns To the Diamondbacks

The headlines say: "Johnson agrees to `\$26 million`, 2-year contract." The following details were posted all over the WWW.

```   signing bonus this year..........  \$3.5 million
signing bonus in 2008............  \$500,000
signing bonus in 2009............  \$4 million
signing bonus in 2010............  \$4 million

salary this year.................  \$4 million
salary in 2008...................  \$10 million

In addition, the Diamondbacks owe Johnson just over
\$44 million, including accrued interest, from 2007-12.
That money was earned by Johnson when he pitched for
Arizona from 1999-2004.
```

Randy "Big Unit" Johnson's win-loss record was `103-49` while previously with the Diamondbacks. At the end of the 2006 season, Johnson's overall record was `280-147`.

Randy "Big Unit" Johnson was born during September of 1963 and he won his first major league game during the 1988 season.

##### Exercises
1. Johnson's goal is to win `300 games`. He begins his return to the Diamondbacks needing `______ wins`.

2. Johnson signed a two-year deal; therefore, he will have to win an average of `_______ games per year` in order to reach `300 wins`.

3. In baseball years, Randy Johnson might be categorized as an "old man." During 2007, Johnson will turn `_____ years in age`.

##### Update::2007.01.10

AzCentral.com blogger E.J. Montini posted the following to his "Plugged In" blog.

```   "Right now, it appears that if we're really lucky he'll
win 26 games over the course of his contract, or about
a million a win."
```

Montini's posting included that Johnson had signed a two-year contract worth `\$26 million`. Montini did some math and calculated if Johnson wins 26 games over the span of two years, that it works out to "about a million a win." I don't understand why Montini used of the word "about."

Creator: Gerald D. Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 January 2007