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will5979
01-17-2011, 09:35 PM
Why would we give him 38 mil for the next 3 years if we had him for the next three years regardless for about 500K per year? Seems like you would just wait until the 3 years are up and if he is continuing to produce offer him a 5 year 50-75 million dollar deal? Not trying to complain I'm just curious, and ignorant to the situation obviously!

I just remember when I was growing up players that were home grown had to spend 7 years with the team in the MLB that drafted them, which I'm sure that has changed with all the greedy MLBPA and crap, I love Votto and he is my favorite player but the thought of paying a damn athelete millions of dollars to play a game that 93% of us would play for 100K or less is amazing.

RedsLvr
01-17-2011, 09:48 PM
"The 27-year-old first baseman was eligible for arbitration, but the new contract will allow the Reds to avoid that. Votto, meanwhile, gets a multiyear deal without delaying his free-agent eligibility in 2014."

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/baseball/mlb/01/16/votto.reds/index.html#ixzz1BLqKY5Vc

will5979
01-17-2011, 10:38 PM
Thanks! I never really understood arbitration, one of the many perks of the good ole Communist players union!

webbbj
01-17-2011, 10:53 PM
but the thought of paying a damn athelete millions of dollars to play a game that 93% of us would play for 100K or less is amazing.

LOLOLOLOL