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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    I like the idea of splitting the money they give him into different portions. A big chunk as a bonus($3 million), and then the rest contingent upon meeting performance goals.

    Like if he is on the 25 man Reds roster in 2010, he gets paid $1.5 million to play that year instead of MLB minimum. That would give him extra money, and give the Reds protection in case he flops. You could get near a $7 million total deal that way, and not have all of it payable right now.
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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisvilleCARDS View Post
    I hate drama like this, why can't players just sign and not nitpick over every little thing? I wish there were more incentive contracts. Do well, you get paid. Do crappy, you don't get as much. This simple concept is how about 99% of the rest of the population works, but baseball players are "above" it.
    If you want baseball to work like the real world, start by abolishing the draft and the reserve clause and let ballplayers choose where they want to work and change jobs whenever they like as long as they're not under contract.

    As for incentive pay, there are lots of double-edged swords in baseball. It sounds good on the surface but the teams probably wouldn't care for it. If you're signing the checks, a payroll of "maybe $50 million, maybe $125 million, it depends" isn't going to sit very well. The only thing worse than a team that won't spend to compete would be a team that couldn't afford to win.
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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
    alright some movement from Yonder's side. at least he is showing a willingness to come here and not saying my way or the high way.

    Somehow I don't think the reds are done making offers, especially if he starts coming down.
    There's no way the Reds have made their final offer just as Alonso hasn't gone down as low as he may. It's all negotiating at this point. We'll see if there is a happy medium.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    4 hours... and the clock keeps ticking.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    4 hours... and the clock keeps ticking.
    and 2 minutes ago Minorleaguebaseball.com still shows 6 of the top 11 unsigned.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    3 hours...

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Three hours. They're not going to sign him.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    and 2 minutes ago Minorleaguebaseball.com still shows 6 of the top 11 unsigned.
    It's called hardball.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Three hours. They're not going to sign him.
    My gut is telling me that it gets done in the 11th hour. No inside info or anything, just a gut.....it may even be gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyjohn25 View Post
    My gut is telling me that it gets done in the 11th hour. No inside info or anything, just a gut.....it may even be gas.
    try some beano

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk61 View Post
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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    I'm not worried about it.

    There are still 5 other players in the top 10 who haven't been signed yet either.

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    Re: Yonder Alonso

    Why do the Reds need Yonder Alonso? They have FOUR HITS tonight guys!

    Geesh ... if this isn't rock bottom for this organization, I don't know what could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    Why do the Reds need Yonder Alonso? They have FOUR HITS tonight guys!

    Geesh ... if this isn't rock bottom for this organization, I don't know what could be.
    to be fair they are missing their 1b who was hitting .368 over his last 10 games before he went on the bereavement list, and Votto hitting in front of Bruce seemed to help Bruce out some.


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