Posted by burnsy483 on 3/28/2013 12:31:00 PM (view original):
Awesome, congrats on finding 1 contract that sort of supports your argument. He signed a 4 year deal that ate up 2 of his 3 arbitration years. The other "non-arbitration" years amounted to 2 years, $25 million, or $12.5M a year. A team friendly deal. The Yankees just signed him to a 1 year deal for $12 million, and didn't originally intend on getting him 650 PAs, either.
So we're ignoring the Zimm and Beltre deals now? You know, the ones that pay similar amount for similar production?
Do you want me to show you the most team friendly contracts for shortstops (who actually have range) in their mid-30s with a mid 700s ops?
Youk just happened to be the first guy who came to mind.
But, anyway, are you saying the Sux essentially negotiated against themselves? Seems they got a very friendly deal whereas the Mets, negotiating against themselves, paid over market value.
I not ignoring Zim/Beltre. I thought we determined that both deals were better than Wrights. Was I wrong? 16m for Beltre can be voided if he fails to reach a certain level of performance. 18m of Zim is team option at the age of 35(Wright is guaranteed thru 37).