The fragile former 21 game winner recently told AOL Fanhouse’s Jeff Fletcher, “I guess I have [retired]. I haven’t touched a baseball since February.”
(And yes, AOL still exists.)
Mulder (guesses he) ends his 9-year — but really more like 6 and a half-year — career with a 103-60 record, a 4.18 ERA and 25 complete games, including nine CGs in 2003 alone. According to Baseball-Reference, Mulder earned $33,432,000 in the majors. And $11.5M of that came in 2007 and 2008, when he posted 12.27 and 10.80 ERAs respectively and pitched a combined 11.2 innings (equalling nearly $1M per inning pitched).
In related news, Geoff Jenkins, Mike Hampton, Jason Isringhausen, Mark Prior, Eric Milton and Jermaine Dye are probably all retired too. They just haven’t quite realized it yet.