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mattfeet
04-28-2012, 10:57 PM
I was thinking about this last night - and couldnt help but wonder who will be the first $300MM player in MLB. Pujols, Votto, Fielder all pushing the $250MM mark, so I fully expect a $300MM contract within 3-5 years. Had Kemp not signed his 8yr $160MM contract, I would have pegged him to be the first.

That said, maybe if Bryce Harper pans out to be a legitimate superstar, he could be the first, but that discussion won't even begin until 2017/2018.

Thoughts?

-Matt

Dan
04-28-2012, 11:56 PM
Bryce Harper.

Mike Trout as the darkhorse.

I don't think a $300m contract will happen until one of these guys reaches free agency. Trout is the darkhorse because the Angels won't have the $ to sign him early, so he'll hit the open market. Harper could sign with Washington before hitting free agency.

bellhead
04-28-2012, 11:57 PM
Chapman, when he becomes a fulltime starter next year and posts a sub 2.00 ERA for the next 3 years winning 2 cy youngs!!!

Well a fan can dream can't he?

JaxRed
04-29-2012, 12:06 AM
Or, if the Pujols, Ryan Howard (remember that contract starts this year) Fielder, and Votto contracts turn out to be disasters, people will wise up.

vic715
04-29-2012, 12:46 AM
I can't believe its gotten to where it is now.They will eventually have to price themselves out of business.Of course I've been saying that for the last 20 years.

dougdirt
04-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Harper. Stanton. Trout. Those are my guesses.

KronoRed
04-29-2012, 01:38 AM
Or, if the Pujols, Ryan Howard (remember that contract starts this year) Fielder, and Votto contracts turn out to be disasters, people will wise up.

Not a chance.

Every team always thinks 'that disaster won't happen to us'

TOBTTReds
04-29-2012, 11:47 AM
Not a chance.

Every team always thinks 'that disaster won't happen to us'

Agree. Teams are almost willing to accept the last few years of the deal will be bad.

TOBTTReds
04-29-2012, 11:58 AM
Not a chance.

Every team always thinks 'that disaster won't happen to us'

Agree. Teams are almost willing to accept the last few years of the deal will be bad.

Joseph
04-29-2012, 12:18 PM
And they will be bad in every one of those cases.

I concur with the statement that of anyone known right now, Harper has the best chance.

oneupper
04-29-2012, 12:46 PM
Steve Austin X 50

reds1869
04-29-2012, 12:58 PM
I can't believe its gotten to where it is now.They will eventually have to price themselves out of business.Of course I've been saying that for the last 20 years.

Not a chance. With a few exceptions, owners aren't willing to hand out contracts that will hurt their club financially.

MikeThierry
04-29-2012, 06:24 PM
I can't believe its gotten to where it is now.They will eventually have to price themselves out of business.Of course I've been saying that for the last 20 years.

Not with the massive TV deals teams are getting now.

I(heart)Freel
04-30-2012, 01:24 AM
Jay Bruce. :)

Tom Servo
04-30-2012, 01:42 AM
Besides the obvious picks of Haper and Trout, Stanton came to my mind as well along with Jason Heyward if he can rebound from his sophomore slump.

LvJ
04-30-2012, 02:31 PM
Besides the obvious picks of Haper and Trout, Stanton came to my mind as well along with Jason Heyward if he can rebound from his sophomore slump. I agree and think Jason is going to be just fine. He's only 22 and is looking impressive again this year.

AtomicDumpling
04-30-2012, 07:40 PM
Justin Upton and Eric Hosmer could be candidates for the next $300MM man.

dougdirt
04-30-2012, 09:32 PM
Justin Upton and Eric Hosmer could be candidates for the next $300MM man.

Hosmer is a good one that didn't even cross my mind.

757690
04-30-2012, 09:38 PM
Whoever he is, he's agent will be Scott Boros.

RedEye
05-01-2012, 10:30 AM
Jay Bruce?
Clayton Kershaw?
Tim Lincecum?