Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
Quick question on Stanton's contract.
Assume that Stanton is cut in spring training,
OKAY NOW STOP CELEBRATING, THIS IS ONLY HYPOTHETICAL
If another team(say the Cardinals) picks him up,
AGAIN STOP CELEBRATING, NO NEED TO BEGIN IMAGINING STANTON BEING BROUGHT IN TO FACE DUNN LATE IN A GAME, WE'RE ONLY HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING HERE.
Anyways, if the the other team picks him up, do they pick up the same contract he signed with the Reds or do they write a new one? Meaning would the vesting option transfer over to the team he signs with?
I'm sorry, I was too busy celebrating. What was your question again?
If the Reds outright cut Stanton right now - which they should do - then they would owe him his $3 million salary for 2008 plus his 2009 buyout of $500k. The terms of that contract would then be satisfied in full and Stanton would be a free agent.
If some other team such as the Cardinals were stupid enough to sign Stanton, then they would write a new contract for their agreed upon terms.