Monday, February 07, 2011

Really, Buster?

MLB: Albert Pujols and Michael Young could both be elsewhere next year - ESPN

"As written here before: You can debate the merits of giving a slugger who just turned 31 a 10-year deal based on what you expect his production to be, and you won't have to look hard for reasons to not do that kind of deal. For example: Rodriguez has seven years remaining in his 10-year, $275 million deal with the Yankees, and already it appears that the last years of his contract will be sunk money for the richest franchise in the sport, because there already are signs of regression in the third baseman."

No one believes any long-term contract signed in a player's early 30s won't be sunk costs in his late 30s.

To believe otherwise is to be Randy Levine regurgitating Scott Boras bullcrap.

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