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    Re: Qualifying Offers Will Be Worth $13.3MM

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    If he's going to get say 5 years at $10 Million per (an overpay IMO) why not take the $13.3 and become a free agent against next year and take a 4 year $40 Million deal?
    He risks $40M to make an extra $3.3M.

    It would be insane to do such a thing.

    Now if if comes to CIncy on a one year deal to take advantage of the ballpark in hopes of cashing in on a huge deal afterwards, that might be a gamble worth taking.

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    Re: Qualifying Offers Will Be Worth $13.3MM

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    He risks $40M to make an extra $3.3M.

    It would be insane to do such a thing.

    Now if if comes to CIncy on a one year deal to take advantage of the ballpark in hopes of cashing in on a huge deal afterwards, that might be a gamble worth taking.
    Just a for instance. I wouldn't give him $10 Million per year, would you? If he'd want 5 years, they would need to be at a a discount. say 5 for $30 Million. I might go to $8 Million per year if its limited to 3 years. No way I go $10, let alone $13.3.
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    Re: Qualifying Offers Will Be Worth $13.3MM

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post

    Lohse should think real hard about it too.
    I agree with you.. Edwin Jackson and Kuroda had to wait around and they ended up with 1 year contracts for less than 13 million.
    I just don't think anyone considers Lohse an ace.. Although maybe the Cardinals end up resigning him for big money on multiple years since he's important to their rotation.

    It just seems that teams are more leary of giving big multiyear deals to above average (ie non-ace) pitchers..

    BJ Upton ought to think it over too.. If he accepts arb, maybe Tampa is forced to give him a multiyear deal and trade him.. Surely Tampa does not want him to accept..
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    Re: Qualifying Offers Will Be Worth $13.3MM

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I agree with you.. Edwin Jackson and Kuroda had to wait around and they ended up with 1 year contracts for less than 13 million.
    I just don't think anyone considers Lohse an ace.. Although maybe the Cardinals end up resigning him for big money on multiple years since he's important to their rotation.

    It just seems that teams are more leary of giving big multiyear deals to above average (ie non-ace) pitchers..

    BJ Upton ought to think it over too.. If he accepts arb, maybe Tampa is forced to give him a multiyear deal and trade him.. Surely Tampa does not want him to accept..
    In a world where Jason Werth gets 7/128 or whatever the Nationals offered him, Lohse, Upton, Jackson, Kuroda, Swisher, et al should all get more than 13.3m guaranteed in their next contracts.

    Keep in mind that all MLB contracts are guaranteed, so an argument could easily be made that a 2/14m contract is a better offerthan a 1/13.3m one. All it takes is one freak injury, a severe underperformance, or something else (all of which end up happening every season) to make accepting arbitration offers a big mistake.
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