r/baseball Boston Red Sox Aug 26 '22

[Passan] Julio Rodriguez's Contract Extension is very complicated, $210M guaranteed over 14 years, can escalate to over $400m. Includes both player and team options News

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1563205554553516034?s=20&t=pF5jevvGzDmhStkqffRHcg
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u/TheBiggestJig Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

it’s time to get that jersey

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u/Brownie_McBrown_Face Oakland Athletics Aug 26 '22

It’s so fucking sad but all I wish I could, for one time, is to experience the same so I could get something other than a blank jersey. Not to be depressing cuz I’m happy for y’all but I don’t even spend money on the A’s anymore cuz they don’t serve shit.

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u/WSUJeff Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

LMK where the hell you can find one! Been looking for months

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u/AutisticFingerBang New York Yankees Aug 26 '22

I’m about to get a jrod jersey the dude is Ken Griffey jr jr, my new fav player since he came up

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u/san_solares Boston Red Sox Aug 26 '22

good god thats an excellent deal

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u/NevermoreSEA Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

He's never going to leave us 🥲

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u/Working_Falcon5384 Aug 26 '22

Is it reasonable to say this is, reasonable for both sides?

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u/tankforbank Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Almost half a billion if he plays really good, 200 million if he plays really bad. Think everyone’s happy

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u/Worthyness Oakland Athletics Aug 26 '22

You'd think incentives laden contracts would be more popular in the MLB considering how everything is guaranteed already. So you can get a big up front AND get more if you play good, which makes the contract better for both sides of the negotiation.

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u/Anarcho_punk217 Boston Red Sox Aug 26 '22

The player probably won't be riding motorcycles if his pay is affected by his health.

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u/tankforbank Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Definitely, it’s anywhere from 15 to 30+ million a year based off performance. Makes it much easier to get a deal done when you raise the floor but lower the ceiling.

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u/FitzwilliamTDarcy Aug 26 '22

The problem is many incentives are off the table per the CBA. I'd love to contractually reward e.g. HRs for hitters or Ks for pitchers. But you can't. Only vote-based prizes, starts for SP, and the like. Kind of weird and annoying.

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u/Epistemify Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

It's a 14 year deal. That's insane. With the incentives it's between 14 and 29 million per year, which honestly sounds great for both of us.

Seattle sports just got a new face.

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u/LJSell New York Yankees Aug 26 '22

Mariner country, let's ride

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u/Epistemify Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

If the Seahawks beat the broncos week one and lost every other game this year, I would cry tears of joy

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u/boofoodoo Baltimore Orioles Aug 26 '22

In light of the current structure I guess, but it’s still only guaranteeing him $15m a year which will be so comically low in 14 years. I mean it’s low now.

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u/Shaqdaddy22 Oakland Athletics Aug 26 '22

It’s $15m a year if he’s bad enough to not reach any of his incentives or too injured to. $15m is an overpay for a guy like that. Hence the mariners risk. Security for Julio. Whereas it’s about $32m a year if he hits all the incentives which is an underpay of a guy of that stature. But that’s the mariners security and Julio’s risk. It’s theoretically a win win for both sides

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u/istrx13 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I imagine there’s going to be a few player opt-outs sprinkled in the deal. If he turns into a perennial MVP, 8+ WAR guy he’ll have the ability to opt out and get a bigger deal. Which I’m sure the Mariners will be happy to oblige him.

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u/atowelguy Colorado Rockies Aug 26 '22

Man it's so weird to go back and forth between r/baseball and r/hockey when it comes to contracts. The best player in the league is making $12M /yr in the NHL.

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u/boofoodoo Baltimore Orioles Aug 26 '22

Even NFL > MLB is whiplash. Baseball numbers are just goofy high compared to everything.

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u/Tsarinax New York Yankees Aug 26 '22

Except for quarterbacks, that seems to be the one case where the NFL will pay more and pay more quickly.

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u/josey__wales Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

I thought the NBA had the highest these days. I don’t follow it but a friend mentioned some pretty crazy salaries before.

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u/Veserius Jackie Robinson Aug 26 '22

Yeah NBA is just starting to get people making 50M a year.

Reigning 2 time MVP Nikola Jokic signed a 5 year/270M extension.

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u/Pengwulf Colorado Rockies Aug 26 '22

Nah....Cale only makes $9M AAV

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u/xyzzy321 St. Louis Cardinals Aug 26 '22

Too busy making absolute bank apparently

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u/brandon_the_bald Strikeout Aug 26 '22

Acuña should run over his agent

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u/PapaGator Chicago Cubs Aug 26 '22

Albies' agent should be banned from baseball

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u/rockidr4 Washington Nationals Aug 26 '22

I honestly think their agents should be candidates for like... getting disbarred or something. They did a criminally bad job of representing their clients

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u/WoundedSacrifice Aug 26 '22

Idk about Acuña’s agent, but I’ve read that Albies’ agent wanted to do further negotiations. Albies rejected that.

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u/Stringdaddy27 Atlanta Braves Aug 27 '22

It's easy to armchair QB it, but consider he came from extreme poverty and was recovering from injury when he signed his extension, that money guarantees him the ability to live comfortably and bring his immediate family out of poverty and provide a better life for them.

He for sure could've made more money, and he one day 100% will, but I have a hard time criticizing his choice given his circumstances.

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u/Michael__Pemulis Major League Baseball Aug 26 '22

Albies should publicly crucify his.

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u/MemeMeOnce Strikeout Aug 26 '22

Ozzie Albies is making less than Grayson Allen money

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u/FerociousGiraffe Aug 26 '22

And Grayson Allen has literally 0 MLB hits. SMH.

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u/ezodochi Chicago White Sox Aug 26 '22

also, FUCK GRAYSON ALLEN

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u/grocho Chicago Cubs Aug 26 '22

Imagine how big of a piece of shit you must be to intentionally hurt Alex Caruso

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u/grandpaJose Aug 26 '22

Along with Jose ramirez agent.

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u/MasterMentorJr Houston Astros Aug 26 '22

By all accounts Jo-Ram’s agent wanted him to trade and get more money but Ramirez wanted to stay in Cleveland so took less money

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u/Apoc_Dreams San Diego Padres Aug 26 '22

JRam decided to take less and stay in Cleveland. Not really the same thing

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

It truly blows my mind that those Braves players can see the deals like this, Tatis, Wander, etc. and still be fine with their deals. Just makes me super salty lol.

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u/willhous Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

The difference is the Braves deals allow for their players to have a second shot at a mega deal in their early 30s, vs the Julio/Tatis deals that lock their players up past their prime contract years.

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u/FritosRule New York Mets Aug 26 '22

It’s easy to be sanguine when you have $100M

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Sanguine is a cool word. Nice work with that.

And like, if the $100M was essentially a guarantee and all of your buddies are making $200M-$400M with different employers, are you not looking at your boss a little bit sideways? Again, I'm being a Super Salty Mets Fan about it, but it's just wild to see how these Braves players act relative to pretty much any other star athlete.

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u/[deleted] Aug 26 '22 edited Sep 01 '22

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Do you have an example of another team that all look below market value deals to stay together and keep winning? Like, I'm not saying these dudes shouldn't be signing these deals, they are free to do whatever they want. I'm saying it's wild that they've built this culture in Atlanta, no other franchise really has this.

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u/gdlmaster Cincinnati Reds Aug 26 '22

In baseball I can’t think of one. But didn’t Brady consistently take team friendly deals in New England so they could pursue other talented players?

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u/LrdHabsburg Aug 26 '22

It really helps when you're not the breadwinner in your family and your wife has even more money

Edit: but yes you're right, he did take less money than he was entitled too to help get certain players

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u/xForeignMetal New York Mets Aug 26 '22

He also made immensely more than his NFL contract could even dream to be in endorsements

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u/LrdHabsburg Aug 26 '22

True, plus there's a TB12 in Gillette that I've heard has a super favorable lease as another form of conpensation

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u/socialist_butterfly0 Washington Nationals Aug 26 '22

Dirk and wade to a degree in the NBA

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

I think one guy who is clearly the face of the franchise doing it is a little different than a team doing together. Part of why it's hard is it's hard to get everyone on board.

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u/bryansmixtape Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

I think they really just lucked into it with the Albies and Acuña deals. Both contracts were before they were proven big leaguers, the Olson contract was somewhat reasonable given his age and previous production, as well as the Riley deal. Then you add in Michael Harris, who’s playing for his hometown team, and is basically guaranteed to be playing for that group of players for the next 8-10 years, and suddenly the snowball effect you’ve been working towards really works its magic.

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u/esaydebeohwhyes Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

Depends on your lifestyle and priorities. The difference between 0 and $100m is much greater than $100m-200m when it comes to lifestyle impact. They’re set for life either way, guess they prioritized playing for a team they liked vs testing the waters and ending up somewhere they did not.

I’m sure AA sold them on the idea that if they accepted team friendly contracts he would build a team that would be competitive and fun to play for long term.

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u/TISTAN4 Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Also easy when you are in a a good organization that will give you a good chance to win every year. I understand the contracts are wild but it’s pretty obvious people just like playing here lol

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u/feeling_blue_42 Los Angeles Dodgers Aug 26 '22

Even Albies money is significantly more than anyone in this thread will ever make. The guy is set for life many times over, and his contract ends when he is 28-30 years old. Does his deal look low in comparison? Sure. But he wanted security and that's the offer he got from the Braves. It's always a little funny how sympathetic Redditors are who will never sniff the kind of money he makes.

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u/JDLovesElliot New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Because it's not about the actual dollars, it's about the value attached to the money.

Albies is set for life, but he's still being paid less than he's worth.

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u/thepoopknot California Angels Aug 26 '22

Exactly. Additionally, the quote “comparison is the thief of joy” is a saying for a reason

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u/gatemansgc Philadelphia Phillies Aug 26 '22

yeah i don't get it either.

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u/SexiestPanda Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

But it’s not like they have much leverage, right? If Braves aren’t gonna offer those deals…. Then what can they do?

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Hit free agency and find a team that does. Like Soto is about to.

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u/Ill-Relationship9189 Tampa Bay Devil Rays Aug 26 '22

No not really that’s kind of the whole point of these type of contracts. They have all been when the player has like 2 years or less of service time. They’re a pretty solid system for both sides which is why the players continually take those deals. It makes sense. They get paid real money during their remaining team control years and in exchange the team gets them at a decent discount for a few years after they’re free agent eligible.

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u/Falcon84 Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Right but a lot can happen between then and free agency. What if you just end up sucking? What if you get a bad injury? It’s a trade off of guaranteed money now vs testing an unknown.

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u/OMMFGitsAustin Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

These players aren't helpless victims of the evil braves org. They WANT to play here. So they take the deals that let them do that.

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u/aeaswen Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Easier said than done when both players have experienced significant injuries and they would have been making much less during their arb years.

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Ozzie's AAV is $5M and Acuna's is $12.5M. They'd both make more than that in their last year, and maybe in their second to last year of arbitration. And they would both absolutely shatter those numbers on the open market, even with their injuries.

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u/XxrccolaxX Anaheim Angels Aug 26 '22

And acuña did have a big injury so what if he never came back the same …

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u/Zloggt Chicago White Stockings Aug 26 '22

Maybe this might have something to do with Freddie going to LA this offseason?

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Austin Riley certainly made it seem that way with his comments. It feels like that locker room sees free agency as the boogey man now.

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u/Falcon84 Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

I mean you could see it all over Freddie's face during the Dodgers series here, a face of sadness and regret. If your priority is to make the most money possible yeah free agency is great, but these guys are humans there are more things than money that matter when choosing where you want to play.

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u/jgalaviz14 Arizona Diamondbacks Aug 26 '22

Dodgers = military industrial complex of baseball along with all it's consequences confirmed now

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u/Legatron4 Milwaukee Brewers Aug 26 '22

Can you find source for the dumb, old, lazy, or a combo of all three?

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u/ZkLd12 Boston Red Sox Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

Legit first place i went

Acunas rookie year .292 AVG .366 OBP .917 OPS 26 homers 64 RBIs 16 SB 3.9 WAR and came 12th in MVP and won ROY

signed 8 years 100 million in April before his 2nd year 2019

JRod .269 AVG .328 OBP .799 OPS 20 homers 60 RBI’s 23 SB 4.3 WAR probably will get MVP votes and will win ROY

200 million guaranteed over 14 years that could go up to 450 million mid rookie year

Acuna played 111 games JRod has currently played 108 FWIW

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u/melorous Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Acuna is going to be a free agent at 30 and will be able to get another pretty nice 9 figure contract, so at least he has that going for him.

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u/WheatonsGonnaScore Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

We are buying our far more of his free agency years. Julio is now under contract until he is 35.

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u/EnsouledText Washington Senators Aug 26 '22

holy shit lol good for you guys

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u/wantstosavetheworld Washington Nationals Aug 26 '22

Must be nice 😥

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u/Calamari_Stoudemire Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Bellinger rookie year .933 OPS 39 HR 97 RBI 10 SB 3.9 WAR 9th in MVP and won ROY. Won MVP two years later now will prob get less than 15 a year on a prove it deal

Injuries happen

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u/Wandering_Mallard Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

I'm not here to defend the deal, but Acuña's club options are up when he's around 30, while Julio's guaranteed period isn't even up till he's 35. The fact that Acuña gets a serious run at free agency while Julio doesn't accounts for a lot of the $ amount difference. Julio's guaranteed period is basically the same AAV as Acuña's deal

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u/the_flys_fly Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

And honestly, why wouldn’t the deal be defended? Acuna wasn’t forced to sign that deal. His agents educated him thoroughly on the potential trade offs. He was happy enough with it to sign it, and people saying they know what’s best for Acuna better than Acuna himself is just plain disrespectful.

Maybe it has something to do with being a great place to play and a great place to live? Winning a ring and the potential to do that with a franchise that’s shown it’s devoted to getting there over and over again for the next decade? An absolutely amazing fanbase?

Another potential rookie of the year just signed a similar deal with us, proving it wasn’t a fluke.

Get outta here with that disrespect.

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u/eee-oooo-ahhh Philadelphia Phillies Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

For real everyone in here is acting like they're geniuses and like Acuna and Albies are fucking idiots who are easily manipulated and have no financial literacy. Pretty insulting to both players. Maybe they just don't care about money all that much and want to play it safe rather than be greedy, they're both set for life regardless.

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u/gatemansgc Philadelphia Phillies Aug 26 '22

Maybe they just don't care about money all that much and want to play it safe rather than be greedy, they're both set for life regardless.

tony gwynn did this many times to spend his career with the padres

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u/eee-oooo-ahhh Philadelphia Phillies Aug 26 '22

Exactly, maybe they just like the Braves and want to stay in Atlanta, is that hard to understand? Money isn't everyone's top priority. Look at J-Ram, he took less money to stay in Cleveland. Plenty of athletes put loyalty to their team above a bigger bag.

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u/FPSandwich Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Quick everyone do the math on how old you'll be in 14 years and get really sad!

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u/_Elrond_Hubbard_ Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

On the plus side, we'll have watched the Mariners win the world series at least 10 times by then

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u/Seattlefan51 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Hey let’s not be greedy, I’d settle for 7 or 8

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u/VerStannen Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Why you gotta be like this.

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u/SuperWeeineHut7 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Still younger than julio 😎

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u/Taylorenokson Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

I'm older than him now but maybe I'll be younger than him in 14 years. A man has gotta have hope.

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u/SuperWeeineHut7 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I'm praying for you

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u/RedheadedRoaster Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I'll be middle aged but not too sad since I will be celebrating the dynasty WS victories with my kids Julio and Juliotte

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u/ron-darousey Los Angeles Dodgers Aug 26 '22

I was having a good day man

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u/BrokenKneesAndAnkles Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22
  1. Gross

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u/easyantic Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I'm 50 now! I'll be getting ready to retire by the time his deal is up.

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u/Esleeezy Los Angeles Dodgers Aug 26 '22

Good for you!

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u/reptheevt Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

If Albert can still be playing at age 42, I'll be fine...

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u/GoatPaco Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

He did that years ago

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u/jettasarebadmkay Baltimore Oriylodrdn Aug 26 '22

I’m already on the fringe of middle-aged. I’ll just be solidly middle-aged then.

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u/NevermoreSEA Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I assume we'll all be dead.

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u/tasteywheat Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I don’t like this game.

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u/man_in_the_suit Toronto Blue Jays Aug 26 '22
  1. Jesus.
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u/Esleeezy Los Angeles Dodgers Aug 26 '22

fuck…

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u/tasteywheat Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

And I was like “JULIOOOOOOO!”

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u/WheatonsGonnaScore Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

My longest Julioooo ever

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u/rockpaperbrisket Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

AhhhhH! Yeah!!!!! WOooooooOoo.... So.... you guys wanna make out, or what?

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u/theonlyXns Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

The Mighty Mariner man, I swear to God, I was there.

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u/First_Among_Equals_ Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Just saw a dude fall to his knees in costco

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u/ncarr539 New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Were you looking at a mirror?

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u/NeoLoki55 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Lmao

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u/dont_yell_at_me Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

Basically here’s 210m. But like you decide how great you want to be. Do you want another 200m? Earn it. Fantastic deal that should give him incentive to grow

Edit: next stop: Julio recruiting Aaron judge this winter :)

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u/triplec787 San Francisco Giants Aug 26 '22

Which is an amazing structure for a young guy.

You lock him up, and he can earn a contract worth his production, but if he doesn't pan out, worst case is you're on the hook for $15m/year. Well done Ms.

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u/Keeperofthecube Miami Marlins Aug 26 '22

I mean 15m/year is a ton if this guy totally fizzles out in 4 years. It doesn't break the bank but it isn't inconsequential if they are trying to build a winning roster. I really hope he doesn't, as I have enjoyed watching him this year but it's still a little risky for the ms

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u/triplec787 San Francisco Giants Aug 26 '22

Well sure, but when you look at what is essentially a 14/$210 compared to like a Tatis contract that's 14/$340 out the gate it's WAY way less risky.

Like in 2029 if they're both washed, Tatis will be making $36m and Julio will be making $15m

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u/Keeperofthecube Miami Marlins Aug 26 '22

Oh yeah definitely. It's a solid contract for both parties, I was just saying it wasn't risk free. Both sides are compromising in a really refreshing way that you don't see often in baseball. Hope it works out and he gets the 400.

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u/NevermoreSEA Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I wonder what he'll get when he wins his 10th MVP award.

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u/Doctor_YOOOU Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

A personal pod of orcas

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u/alpengeist3 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

They already have J Pod tho

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u/Doctor_YOOOU Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

The J Rod J Pod

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u/RSM34 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

1% of team gross revenue

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u/josh1123 Detroit Tigers Aug 26 '22

Does that include 1% in Nintendo? Could be worth it

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u/downladder Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Just a note, Nintendo sold their majority stake down to 10% back in 2016. It was a very quiet deal that many M's fans missed too.

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u/Worthyness Oakland Athletics Aug 26 '22

The Nintendo 3DS food ordering abilities at the stadium will be missed.

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u/downladder Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

What a time to have lived through.

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u/AnnihilatedTyro Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Emperor of Earth

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u/my_wife_reads_this Los Angeles Angels Aug 26 '22

All of Seattle.

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u/RecklessKing16 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

He's already got that! Russell left and we immediately got Julio to takeover. Boy has our hearts!

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u/soapbutt Seattle Mariners Aug 27 '22

He could be the forever owner of Seattle if he brings us multiple WS

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u/SexiestPanda Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Literally the team. Seattle Julio’s

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u/rockpaperbrisket Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I would love to see his smiling face on a ballcap as the logo

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u/SexiestPanda Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I wonder if someone can do that on mlb the show dd lol

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u/king_zacarias Chicago White Sox Aug 26 '22

Since Nintendo still owns part of the Mariners, Mother 3 in English

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u/YaketyMax Los Angeles Dodgers Aug 26 '22

This should be the structure for young player contract extensions going forward. Win-win situation for the team and player. Incentives insure that players aren't vastly underpaid like Acuna and Albies.

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u/downladder Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

It's fascinating to watch because baseball star culture seems to be very focused on fully guaranteed deals with marginal incentives, at least in big name free agency. This Julio deal feels very NFL like, where the team can't get completely buried by underperformance. Still very different in structure, but the spirit of having a massive amount of the deal that isn't guaranteed is not as common in MLB.

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u/boofoodoo Baltimore Orioles Aug 26 '22

“Incentive to grow”… I’d love to see how attainable these escalators are. Usually just a way to pump up the final number.

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u/futhatsy New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Such a cool deal for everyone involved.

The Mariners haven't had the best history of locking up star players, so they get it done super early here. Julio is now the face of the franchise and a guy the fans can really embrace without worrying about him leaving. And Julio gets the benefit of locking himself into generational wealth while also giving himself a real opportunity to get paid like a star in this sport should. Just love the idea of an extension with incentives like this.

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u/LegendRazgriz Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Kid must be ecstatic. Worth every penny

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u/Worthyness Oakland Athletics Aug 26 '22

I'd also be ecstatic if I just got multigenerational wealth as a 21 year old

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u/LegendRazgriz Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

if you just got multigenerational wealth to play baseball as a 21 year old

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u/WSUJeff Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

The list of things I would NOT do for multigenerational wealth at 21 is quite short

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u/Epistemify Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I'm so happy we didn't trade him for Eric Bedard.

Dipoto hasn't been perfect but he's so much better than anyone who came before

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u/Ximienlum Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Some Seattle fans are still mad at A-Rod when they should be mad at Mariners management/ownership at the time for not offering what he was valued at. Just because you yourself will never be rich doesn’t mean that a player shouldn’t go for what he’s valued for. Who gives a shit if he said some weird shit before he left; he was basically still a kid at 24 trying to placate a whole city.

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u/sktgamerdudejr Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Just fell to my knees at Costco

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u/alpengeist3 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

What am I gonna do with this second drink and hotdog that only cost me $1.50?

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u/The_real_John_Elton Houston Astros Aug 26 '22

Buy a rotisserie chicken silly

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u/AnnihilatedTyro Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

But we're not Costco

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u/shadow_spinner0 New York Yankees Aug 26 '22

That would 9/125 if he was on the Braves

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u/WheatonsGonnaScore Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I mean that sounds about right. Most of the money will be buying our Free Agency years where Julio would be making well over 30mil a year assuming he continues his progression. So an additional 5 years at 30 mil a year is an additional 150mil

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u/purz Atlanta Braves Aug 26 '22

Nah it's already been done and it was 10/102m. Why you tryin to overpay bro?

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u/Some_Caregiver9138 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

King Felix Julio is ours and you can't have him!

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u/SuperWeeineHut7 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

14 years W

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u/sndtrb89 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

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u/SuperWeeineHut7 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I don't know what to do with my hands

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u/giganticsteps Boston Red Sox Aug 26 '22

He’s 21 still right? Like 35 at the end of a baseball contract is really not old at all. You’ll get his entire prime and his post prime production years too

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u/LocoMotives-ms St. Louis Cardinals Aug 26 '22

It’s actually kind of an undesirable time to hit free agency. No long term deal at that point, probably 1-2 years.

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u/Ifinishfast42 Kansas City Royals Aug 26 '22

He’ll get a restructured extension if he starts being a top 10 player.

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u/the-d23 Toronto Blue Jays Aug 26 '22

You can still get paid big with those short deals. Look at guys like Donaldson, Cruz, or Scherzer. They all got a bag on the wrong side of 30

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u/JanitorOfSanDiego San Diego Padres Aug 26 '22

Congrats Vedder bros

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u/theonlyXns Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Back to back FUN DIFFERENTIAL champs!

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u/csr28 St. Louis Cardinals Aug 26 '22

Teams should do incentive based for these young stars more often. This seems like a great deal for both sides.

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u/boilface New York Yankees Aug 26 '22

Only time based incentives (innings pitched, plate appearances, games played) and award incentives are allowed in MLB

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u/csr28 St. Louis Cardinals Aug 26 '22

You’re saying teams are only allowed to do contracts with those incentives for young guys (rookies, first contract, whatever the determinant is)? I’m aware that they removed the option to award milestone incentives but not familiar with too much more

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u/boilface New York Yankees Aug 26 '22 edited Aug 26 '22

With any MLB player of any status (veteran or rookie), a team can incentivize* time on the field, but nothing particular to the outcome of what happens on the field. The only performance bonuses are award bonuses which are typically small compared to the contract. For instance, Mike Trout gets $500K for winning MVP, $100K for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, ALCS MVP, $50K for All Star MVP.

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u/arebee20 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

This contract is largely based on MVP incentives. Both wins and voting place finishes. He can get another $150 million if he maxes out the MVP incentives.

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u/PrecedentialAssassin Houston Astros Aug 26 '22

Mariners fans who were worried that Julio would be playing for the Dodgers or Yankees in *checks notes.... 2029 can rest easy.

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u/downladder Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I don't think I need to take my meds anymore.

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u/NevermoreSEA Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

This is so fucking hot. This is the greatest news I've ever received.

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u/One-Switch-1448 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

i’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life

JULIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫

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u/maaronerfan Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

1 year for every game in their winning streak this year

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u/funlikerabbits Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

This is my favorite thing.

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u/rfguevar Los Angeles Dodgers Aug 26 '22

Fuck man I’m so happy for Mariners fans this is a great deal for both sides and I really really want the Mariners to succeed with this beast of an athlete leading the charge

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u/djn24 New York Mets Aug 26 '22

This sounds like it could be a really smart deal for both sides.

If he busts, gets hurt and misses a bunch of time, or ends up having Tatis Jr. brain, then the Mariners won't be completely screwed with payroll flexibility.

And if he lives up to expectations (which both sides obviously want), then he'll be get his big bucks.

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u/imsorryiwishiwasbetr Kansas City Royals Aug 26 '22

Get diagnosed with "Tatis Jr Brain" lmao

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u/VerStannen Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

I’m so fucking stoked about this!

Rest of the league, Keep your grubby mitts off of our Julio!

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u/Fleener Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Hell yea, let’s go!

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u/Jrahn San Francisco Giants Aug 26 '22

I really like the structure of this deal. Bet on yourself while the team gives you the option to earn it.

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u/KenGriffey_Pooner Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Ugh I guess I’m going round 2 in the work bathroom…

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u/MightyCaseyStruckOut Boston Red Sox Aug 26 '22

Wow. I'm glad Seattle gets to keep him and I hope he earns the $400+ million

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u/Mrpetey22 Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Julio is gonna qualify for AARP by the time he’s done in Seattle

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u/EarthWarping Major League Baseball Aug 26 '22

~28.6 per season

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u/mercwitha40ounce Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

14 YEARS!!!!!!!!!

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u/calgarykid Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Yeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssss thank god! All Praise Julio!!

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u/d_gorder Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

SUBSCRIBE

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u/VINCE_C_ Toronto Blue Jays Aug 26 '22

Congratz, Mariners. That is an amazing deal.

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u/CelinedionWaiters Seattle Mariners Aug 26 '22

Things I never thought I’d say: $200 million is an excellent deal!

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u/RVA_Hokie Washington Nationals Aug 26 '22

“Wait…you can’t sign your young, homegrown superstars to long term deals. That’s cheating!” - The Lerners, probably

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u/MCrow2001 Texas Rangers Aug 26 '22

Why is nobody talking about the thumbnail for the tweet?

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u/Bigalbass86 Chicago Cubs Aug 26 '22

Good for him. I hope for his sake and the Mariners that he will be the future superstar that they keep for the long haul, plus actually win the World Series with. Its incredible that all the talent they’ve had in their history and never even went to a World Series.

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u/TheAliasOfAnAlias Anaheim Angels Aug 26 '22

I love that teams are locking in their young talent to keep them from hitting FA. This is good for baseball.

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u/UsedToBeBradfordTwo New York Mets Aug 26 '22

Eels or escalators

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u/Ca-Cu Aug 26 '22

Its a fantastic deal for the Mariners, but makes me really curious how the bonuses will be paid. Like does he get a fixed bonus each year depending on how well he performs/what awards he wins or will he get a direct salary increase.

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u/et138 Baltimore Orioles Aug 26 '22

Okay now Adley

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u/baudinl Baltimore Orioles Aug 26 '22

Honest question, Can someone explain to me why young players are suddenly able to sign lucrative extensions? Meanwhile Judge still hasn’t gotten his first big contract at almost 30

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u/tommypopz Washington Nationals Aug 26 '22

pain

Good for M’s fans tho!

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u/vanillaninja16 Aug 26 '22

The more I see about this developing the happier I become

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u/damnatio_memoriae Washington Nationals Aug 27 '22 edited Aug 27 '22

i see this shit and i wonder how scott boras and mike rizzo couldn’t have come up with this kind of shit for any one of the half dozen stars the nats have run out of town in the last few years.