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    Who will be the first $300MM man?

    I was thinking about this last night - and couldnt help but wonder who will be the first $300MM player in MLB. Pujols, Votto, Fielder all pushing the $250MM mark, so I fully expect a $300MM contract within 3-5 years. Had Kemp not signed his 8yr $160MM contract, I would have pegged him to be the first.

    That said, maybe if Bryce Harper pans out to be a legitimate superstar, he could be the first, but that discussion won't even begin until 2017/2018.

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Bryce Harper.

    Mike Trout as the darkhorse.

    I don't think a $300m contract will happen until one of these guys reaches free agency. Trout is the darkhorse because the Angels won't have the $ to sign him early, so he'll hit the open market. Harper could sign with Washington before hitting free agency.
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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Chapman, when he becomes a fulltime starter next year and posts a sub 2.00 ERA for the next 3 years winning 2 cy youngs!!!

    Well a fan can dream can't he?

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Or, if the Pujols, Ryan Howard (remember that contract starts this year) Fielder, and Votto contracts turn out to be disasters, people will wise up.

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    I can't believe its gotten to where it is now.They will eventually have to price themselves out of business.Of course I've been saying that for the last 20 years.
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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Harper. Stanton. Trout. Those are my guesses.

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Or, if the Pujols, Ryan Howard (remember that contract starts this year) Fielder, and Votto contracts turn out to be disasters, people will wise up.
    Not a chance.

    Every team always thinks 'that disaster won't happen to us'
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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Not a chance.

    Every team always thinks 'that disaster won't happen to us'
    Agree. Teams are almost willing to accept the last few years of the deal will be bad.

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Not a chance.

    Every team always thinks 'that disaster won't happen to us'
    Agree. Teams are almost willing to accept the last few years of the deal will be bad.

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    And they will be bad in every one of those cases.

    I concur with the statement that of anyone known right now, Harper has the best chance.

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    Steve Austin X 50
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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Quote Originally Posted by vic715 View Post
    I can't believe its gotten to where it is now.They will eventually have to price themselves out of business.Of course I've been saying that for the last 20 years.
    Not a chance. With a few exceptions, owners aren't willing to hand out contracts that will hurt their club financially.

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Quote Originally Posted by vic715 View Post
    I can't believe its gotten to where it is now.They will eventually have to price themselves out of business.Of course I've been saying that for the last 20 years.
    Not with the massive TV deals teams are getting now.
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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Jay Bruce.
    I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.

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    Re: Who will be the first $300MM man?

    Besides the obvious picks of Haper and Trout, Stanton came to my mind as well along with Jason Heyward if he can rebound from his sophomore slump.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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