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Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by throwittoblythe, Oct 31, 2019.
He's had 2 failed drug tests. You'd think he'd be more careful
Think maybe the two top guys looking to be unobtainable probably bumped that plus, with Boras those other two will drag into March with teams not knowing their real shot at them. Good move, maybe, to sign someone you can early and get to work on the rest of your team.
Top tier pitching contracts are a HUGE gamble. You are a pitch away from a Tommy John or something that can blow up one of those contracts unless you've taken on some monster expensive insurance. Not sure how that's going to go after the payouts on the Ellsbury contracts. Yanks have done okay with the Tanaka contract (especially seeing what pitching is costing now) but they have been lucky with him pitching with an elbow tear for a couple of year and not opting for the Tommy John. He's been one of those pitch away from going down for 18 months guys.
And Strasburg resigns with Nationals at $35M/year.
Now we can wait to see what west coast team gets Cole for even bigger money.
SS Didi Gregorius signs one year for $14M with Phillies. Bummer, probably my favorite Yankee. No surprised, although was hoping maybe he'd be back on a one year.
Gerrit cole to the yankees
Yankees are pretty west coast.
That contract is insane! 9 years/$324 million for a pitcher. Oh my.
9 yr/324 Mil
I chose the wrong profession
I find it hard to believe that the best players in baseball warrant that much value..... Seems like a high price
I cant believe a pitcher is worth more then $1 million per start, crazy train.
I never though the Yanks could get him to come east. He said he wasn't locked to west coast but I didn't believe him, thought it was just a Scott Boras bidding war ploy to get the max from the Angels.
Same annual as Strasburg got, just for two more years. I was thinking he might go for $300M but for 7 maybe 8 years.
Your reverse psychology worked.
It's insanity but as long as the TV money keeps rolling in they'll keep doling it out.
The breakdown of the numbers is absolutely insane. If he produces like he has been, they'll pay him something like (rough numbers):
$1M per start
$100k per strikeout
$10k per pitch
And yes, people always knew the arm talent but this is all based on two seasons with the Astros.
The $10 grand/pitch figure really shows how ridiculous this kind of money is. Yankee$ continuing to lead a small group of big market teams who are ruining baseball.
I have yet to see any of these big contracts pay off for the team. Cole is 29, so they're getting him in his prime. But really, you're getting him for 4 to 6 years and 3 to 5 throwaway years. So, in essence, they're paying him $300m+ for 4 to 6 years of service, at best.