6 yrs -- $55mil.
6 yrs -- $55mil.
I thought this was going to be a body art thread.
Last edited by ochre; 08-06-2006 at 08:33 PM.
With a club option for 2013.
Put me in the 'too soon' camp.
Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Its always a gamble, but on a kid like that, i'll take that gamble each and every time.
Nothing to see here. Please disperse.
Not a good deal. Essentially what the Mets did was allow him to win arbitration for the next six years. A good deal would have both sides sacrifice something.
All the risk is on the Mets side, the best they can hope for is to break even.
The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.
People said the same thing about Dunn.Originally Posted by Joseph
People said the same thing about Kevin Maas.Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Good signing though. Wright certainly has the tools and he's got no pressure on that team.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
When was he due for free agency? He would have commanded a fortune, even with a couple of potential seasons that don't quite live up to this one. Happy-hitting good third basemen are not a dime a dozen. I think it's a great deal; he's obviously very good, he works hard so will hopefully be a fairly low injury risk, and the fact that he's about 12, came up through their farm system and is reportedly very good natured means a lot in the clubhouse. It's not without risk, but they've got the money so it's a risk they can afford.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
So let me get this straight... When Cleveland locks up their young talent, they're smart - but when NY does it at a NY price that they can afford, they're foolish? Locking up Reyes and Wright are two great moves IMO. Talk about a good left side of the infield.
"I hate to advocate chemicals, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone... But they've always worked for me."
-Hunter S. Thompson
This has the potential to be the most valuable contract in the league for years to come. And a guy like Edwin should feel much better about himself.
I like the prinicipal of buying out somebody's arb years if for nothing else than guaranteed costs. However, what's the point of signing them through arb if you don't get a discount? It would be a few years before he reached the 9 million level and I doubt the years after that would make up the difference. Plus, there has to be some hesistation about giving ANY player six years, simply due to the possibility of major injury.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Can you imagine him going to arb with an MVP award in his back pocket??? (Has an arb. eligible player ever won an MVP award?)
Good sign by the Mets.
When all is said and done more is said than done.