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Everything posted by azeri98

  1. "Don't touch Jimmy" This guy has become soft
  2. Barnes wasn't picked yet @Slatykamora ur up
  3. In theory it gives the smaller market teams a better chance to compete, I don't know how well it works in reality.
  4. It's not so much about how much money they make, it's about the luxury tax penalties like @The Big Bat Theory pointed out above.
  5. Depends on what the contract is. I wouldn't give either a 10 year deal and WAR doesn't take character into account, I said after the playoffs Manny cost himself a lot of money with his lack of effort. It's not economically responsible to give 10 year deals anymore.
  6. I think questions about his character are coming into play here, maybe teams don't value him as much as we thought they would, I think he's worth 30 million for the next 5 years but the market seems to think otherwise
  7. The tax helps in 2 ways, so that the big money teams don't always get all the best players and to control spending by out of control owners. They were their own worst enemy when it came to signing players.
  8. Mike Fiers @Members_Only_76
  9. They didn't win because of either of those two guys . Price had a bigger role than Porcello but they weren't the driving force behind them winning it was the offense and the bullpen
  10. now reports are 7 years at $250 million, I think that's a great deal for Machado that's more than $35 million per year, I wouldn't give him that much, if that's the deal he should take it.
  11. I think they could have won without Price but not JD, they won the division easily and never went more than 5 games in any series, the JD contract isn't that long, 5 years but there outs after years 2 and 3.
  12. Machado's deal is being reported at 8 years around $200 million which is much less than what he's asking for, I think the questions about his character are hurting him, so much for the bidding war he and Harper were supposed to attract, teams aren't willing to go 10 years on anybody, regardless of how good they are. Welcome to the new world of smart front offices and wasteful spending in baseball
  13. Jorge Soler @Members_Only_76
  14. I agree I wouldn't sign either of those two. They have Robertson and Seranthony they don't need Kimbrel. I wouldn't touch Dallas . They already made a bad signing with Arrieta They don't need another over the hill pitcher.
  15. History says he will underperform and again owners and front offices are realizing that there deals don't make sense, sign them to a 5-6 year deal for $30 million a year as opposed to a 10 year $240 million, Lets see how he plays without the steroids
  16. Even if you look at all the guys on the list I provided how many of them lived up to their contracts from age 31 to 36, not many if any except for Max. Manny Ramirez and Verlander and Ramirez was on steroids
  17. It can also hamstring them in the future, they are in a big market but aren't considered a big market team, what if some of their young guys become very good like Moncada, Lopez, Jiminez and Kopech, would they be able to sign all those guys with a 35 million dollar contract on their payroll
  18. Your making my point, if Cano averages a 2-2.5 WAR until the end of the deal is that worth the $24 million a year he's making? Not even close, that's why the 10 year contract is stupid and becoming extinct.
  19. The Phillies are in a very unique situation, they had very little money on the books and their best players are young, Nola and Hoskins and they have a lot of money to spend, not many teams would be able to absorb or even more important willing to put themselves in a position with a boat anchor contract at $400 million that will haunt them for years.
  20. I would have to do a lot of research and don't have that kind of time, this list was easy to find, I just included any deal of 5+ years and a contract of $100 million or more.I still stand by my statement that if these guys sign for 10 years the back half of the deal won't be worth it. It makes much more sense to do 5-6 years at 35 million per year as opposed to $30 million per yer for 10, the risk is so much lower
  21. Chris Davis- No explanation needed Albert Pujols- No explanation needed Joey Votto - still has 5 years left, no way he lives up to it Miguel Cabrerra- he's finished R Cano- on the decline the last 2 years David Price- no explanatation needed Prince Fielder-no explanation needed Joe Mauer- didn't come close expectations Jason Heyward- he sucks Mark Teixeira- didn't meet expectations King Felix- has been terrible for a while now Steven Strasburg- can't stay healthy Buster Posey- On the decline for a few years CC. Sabathia- didn't live up to expectations Matt- Kemp- no explanation needed Tulo- he just sucks and has for a few years M Tanaka- didn't live up to expectations Adrian Gonzalez- no explanation needed Jacoby Ellsbury-Ditto Cole Hamels- not worth it Carl Crawford-no explanation needed Todd Helton- his last 4 years sucked David Wright- no explanation needed Johan Santana- Ditto Alfonso Soriano- not worth it johnny Cueto-Ditto Shin-Soo Choo-Ditto Matt Cain- bust Barry Zito- bust Vernon Wells- bust Jayson Werth-not worth it Ryan Howard-ditto Josh Hamilton- bust Mike Hampton-bust Jason Giambi- not worth it Cliff Lee- not worth it Elvis Andrus- not worth it still has 3 years left Griffey jr with the reds- not worth it Jordan Zimmerman-bust Dustin Pedroia- not worth it, still has 2 years left Jose Reyes- not worth it Kevin Brown- not worth it Ryan Braun-not worth it Homer bailey- bust Carlos Lee- Astros- bust Ryan Zimmerman- not worth it Evan Longoria- not worth it Kyle Seager- not worth it Here is the list of guys worth their long term deal A Rod Kershaw Verlander Jeter Manny Ramirez Mad Max Freddie Freeman Mike Trout These guys i'm iffy on justin Upton- I don't think he's worth his deal but it's not a slam dunk either way Jon Lester- they won a championship but his last 2 years haven't been good Carlos Beltran- Mets- he had 3 great years and 3 not so great So the bad contracts far outweigh the good I listed all the 100 million dollar long term deals at 5 years or more