In response to pinstripezac35's comment:
3. Pedey has left money on the table twice IMO
let's not argues semantics here
IMO there is no merit in comparing a FA and a guy who was 2 yrs away from being a FA
no matter how much of a feel good story it might be, ( and I understand that)
no one offered PD 35 mill more
Zac I agree to some extent. Pedroia, Longoria, ..... signed long term deal early their careers. More and more players have followed, getting the security of a relatively big pay day (but foregoing the chance for the huge FA) and the team takes on the Joe Charboneau risk.
IMO, Pedey did not drive a hard bargain both times. The second extension was oddly low, which is why he gets questions about it. Pedey does not seem overly concerned with being mega mega rich.
Nov 13, 2013 (CBSNewYork/AP) – Brian Cashman concedes that they could be outbid for free agent second baseman Robinson Cano.
“I think he loves the money but I think we’re going to have a substantial offer, but somebody might come in and have a much more substantial offer,” Cashman said Tuesday at the gathering of baseball’s general managers. “That’s just the way it works.” http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/11/13/yankees-gm-cashman-robinson-cano-loves-the-money/
Meanwhile, Jose Cano was bothered by general manager Brian Cashman's comments that the second baseman "loves" money. Cashman made the statement at the GM meetings, but later added that most players make a financial decision.
"I don't know why he said that," Jose Cano said. "I don't know exactly everything. Tell me, who doesn't love money?" http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10086275/robinson-cano-meet-seattle-mariners