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Oct 25, 2017
3,322
Never a doubt
That said, I'm fucking done with Free Agency rumor mill shit. 90% of it is reporters doing good by the agents who are there sources for various things.
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,296
Why did he settle for 25 a year AAV? Is it performance laced? Well get a full no trade clause. And he didn't want an opt out. Phillies looking good but i dont think it'll be enough.
It's basically just deferred money. He wasn't going to get $25m for his age 36-39 seasons so might as well just have him signed for it even if he isn't worth $25m at that point
 
Nov 2, 2017
1,020
Fook yeah Phillies, lets go! And no opt outs needed!- just shows how much of a BS bluffer Boras is. The Phillies obviously had the right money on the table from the start (and all reports indicated they were the only team that would offer $330 mill at 10+ years, and they clearly were fine with accepting that but obviously they opted to "listen" to lighter offers from Giants/Dodgers to try and get Philly to think he was slipping away and cave even more.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,530
Doesn’t seem that bad. Well, it’s bad, but I thought it’d be a lot worse.

Also the Bonilla thing is always funny but isn’t it like $1MM a year? I know it’s money for nothing but it’s really not a lot of money.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,973
Doesn’t seem that bad. Well, it’s bad, but I thought it’d be a lot worse.

Also the Bonilla thing is always funny but isn’t it like $1MM a year? I know it’s money for nothing but it’s really not a lot of money.
I wish my personal life was in a situation where 1 million a year is "really not a lot of money" :P
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,530
I wish my personal life was in a situation where 1 million a year is "really not a lot of money" :P
I was going to say something about being a world class athlete but it’s Bobby Bonilla

In 2035 $1MM will be like pocket change, we will find it under our seats at the movies.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,508
Bronx, NY
Harper and Boras were hell bent on getting more money than Stanton. So much so that he's only getting an aav of $25 million.

Also, I'm surprised there isn't an opt out.
 
Nov 2, 2017
3,983
I bet that's why he didn't sign with Giants and Dodgers. They probably wanted Opt Outs. Esentially if Bryce gets hert and doesn't return to his form they'll be stuck with him and that contract. Still he got paid though.
Teams don't want player opt outs. You can safely assume that the Phillies deal was either sub-Stanton money with opt outs or the current contract with no opt outs and Boras/Harper took the latter.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,973
Teams don't want player opt outs. You can safely assume that the Phillies deal was either sub-Stanton money with opt outs or the current contract with no opt outs and Boras/Harper took the latter.
yup. Opt outs are always a bad thing for a team.
Either a player is doing better than their contract and thus opts out wanting more money
or they are doing equal to or worse than their contract and don't opt out.
 
Oct 25, 2017
15,445
I bet that's why he didn't sign with Giants and Dodgers. They probably wanted Opt Outs. Esentially if Bryce gets hert and doesn't return to his form they'll be stuck with him and that contract. Still he got paid though.
I doubt the Dodgers or Giants (their new GM comes from the Dodgers) had any interest in giving him 10-13 years, opt outs or not.
 
Oct 30, 2017
14,057
DFW, Texas
I don't follow baseball super closely, but can anyone explain why he decided to do a 13 year contract?


I thought that he and his agent was wanting to make him the highest paid player in MLB. This doesn't do that.