Originally Posted by AdamDunn
Except it was like, $17.5 million for five years plus two years in options, not 8 years $50 million. If we can sign Bruce to something similar to Longoria, then heck yes.
17.5 for 6 years - covers him up to free agency (through arbitration) then a 1 year option, then a 2 year option. so basically they just went ahead and took away his arbitrating powers.
not a bad deal, a little risky though. hopefully he doesn't come down with the Baldelli-syndrome. they know he's a great defender (minus what you saw on ESPN last night) and is ahead of his age when it comes to baseball mentality.
i'm not a fan of locking anyone up until they have 1.5 years under their belt - just to make sure they don't start out having the sophomore slump.