This is the kind of financing that's good for baseball. Rather than concentrating wads of cash into the hands of a select few free agents, you give a kid who's performed well the chance to do what he loves and make enough money to live well for the rest of his life. If he outplays the contract, you won't find him griping about still just making ends meet; if he flames out, you won't find the club filing for bankruptcy. All this, and it helps level the playing field across the board so that teams like the Rays can compete.