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2019 MLB Regular Season running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by John B. Foster, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    This is a pretty crazy and fun stat.

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  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, as a Dodgers fan, most of the big moments belong to the Cards -- Ozzie HR, Jack Clark HR, lighting up Kershaw every postseason. All we have is Matt Holiday dropping a fly ball in 2009 NLDS, leading to a Dodgers sweep.
  3. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    This can't be right....
  4. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    I'd have to see the breakdown of the years first and maybe it counts this year as part of it but that doesn't make any sense on the surface
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Some people are saying it's among the worst contracts ever for a player. I'm stunned by it.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Well, now we know who was the one person who bought the Spanish language edition of The Art of the Deal.
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  7. lakefront

    lakefront Well-Known Member

    The Sox and Yankees had something like that in 03 or 04. If I have the years correct.
  8. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    He's making $575,000 and year right now. He's a free agent in 2024 with the old deal. Now he will not be a free agent until he's 29 or 2026? Right?

    What would he have earned before 2024 with two years of arbitration? He also would not have arbitration until 2021. Let's say he gets hurt in the next two years. Right now he has $35 mil with another big contract coming for the second half of his career.

    If you assume that he stays healthy, taking this money is a bad idea. If you assume that he does not need more money to help get family to America or to a safer place, then this is a bad deal.

    I don't think it is great for these players to do this, but I don't think it's awful either.
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I generally think these extensions are overrated for the team. There's a ton of value in having a player's rights with no guaranteed money.

    And look it from Albies' perspective. The only money he's ever made from baseball was a $350k signing bonus (who knows how much went to his handler), the minor-league below-minimum-wage pittances, and a year and a half at the league minimum.

    Now he could be suffer a career-ending injury tomorrow and be guaranteed $35 million dollars. That's a big deal.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    The Mariners are 13-2. Unbelievable. I know it can't last but damn, they've actually been fun to watch.
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  11. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    The deal counts this year and next, so hypothetically it is a five-year, 34 million contract.

    His agent is a dope. They could have countered with 7 for 70, with the two options going to 9 for 90, and the Braves would have signed it in a heartbeat
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    The thing that surprises me about this is that he accepts that the Braves value him roughly 1/3 as much as they value Acuna. Acuna is the better player, of that I have no doubt. But is he three times as good as Albies? If I'm Albies, I'd have a difficult time accepting that. Make that deal 7/$75M and I think you'd be more in the ballpark of an offer that isn't insulting.

    That said, if Albies is happy pocketing $35M guaranteed and setting up his family for life, I'm not going to begrudge him for it.
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