Re: Anthony Rizzo Signs 7 Year, $41 Million Deal
It's probably an amazing deal for the Cubs in the long run. On the other hand, I'm surprised this kind of thing doesn't happen more often. Yes, Rizzo is giving up a lot of potential money, but there's always the chance he could suffer a career-ending injury tomorrow. $500 K (what he makes this year) will not last you a lifetime. $41 million guaranteed will if you have a decent head on your shoulders... AND, if he's as good as I think he'll be, he'll have a chance at a free agent pay day when he turns 30.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids