Re: Sox should sign Jacoby Ellsbury to 6 year/ $102 million contract
posted at 7/24/2011 11:18 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Sox should sign Jacoby Ellsbury to 6 year/ $102 million contract
This is what I try and temp Jacoby w/ and hope he goes for the guaranteed $ 2012 $5,000,000 ARB 2 2013 $10,000,000 ARB 3 2014 $12,500,000 yr 1 2015 $15,000,000 yr 2 2016 $15,000,000 yr 3 2017 $17,500,000 yr 4 Total $75,000,000 6 years/75 million or in FA 4/60 + any perk he wants like a No Trade I'd also remind him that he'll still be only 32 next time he enters FA And I'd remind Boras that no one is going to want to get stuck w/ a Werth or Crawford type contract; mistake learned..... Also, this is more than the contracts handed out to Youk, Lester, Pedey, and Buck.........BTW, it'd be nice to also lock up Paps and Bard and to a much lesser deal, Salty....then, instead of having to dip in the FA market every year which is pricey and risky, round out the roster from your farm.....
Posted by andrewmitch
that works both ways, eventually teams learn there lessons. Also there are a LOT of players entering the market looking for big contracts (Kemp,Pujols,Fielder,Reyes,Granderson,Upton, Matt Cain, Greinke, Hamels, Santana, Shields) possibly even Sabathia next year and 2013. If teams haven't learned their lessons by seeing the Sox with lackey/Crawford and Werth/Nationals, Wells/Toronto etc etc, then many more are going to learn their lessons as well. I know there are always going to be GM's dumb enough and even willing to overpay but inevitably every team is going to have a 100 mil + payroll or 3-4 teams are going to have 200 mil + mega payrolls if this trend continues with all these players, I don't see that happening.
I'm sure the long term trend will continue, as it does with every facet of society and our economy, but I see inflation of players salaries slowing down for at least a little while in coming years.