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4 minutes ago, SemperFeist said:

I’d be curious to hear the reasoning behind the willingness to do a 6 yr/$200M contract, a $33.3M AAV, but they reportedly weren’t willing to go higher than $28.5 AAV when they offered the 10 year deal. 

10 years is a long time commitment to be paying someone off they are a declining player

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I've never understood why a player would want a significantly long deal anyway, considering they may end up leaving a ton of money on the table.  I understand they like the security of the guaranteed deal, but there could be a significant increase in salaries 10 years from now when he's 38 yrs old. Obviously, he's probably not playing shortstop by then, however.  A 6-year deal is much more reasonable from both a player and team perspective, because at 34 yrs old then, he still has at least one more shot to get big money for a year or 2 before the decline inevitably begins. 

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23 minutes ago, swede700 said:

I've never understood why a player would want a significantly long deal anyway, considering they may end up leaving a ton of money on the table.  I understand they like the security of the guaranteed deal, but there could be a significant increase in salaries 10 years from now when he's 38 yrs old. Obviously, he's probably not playing shortstop by then, however.  A 6-year deal is much more reasonable from both a player and team perspective, because at 34 yrs old then, he still has at least one more shot to get big money for a year or 2 before the decline inevitably begins. 

Apparently there is a team option for three years, so he's locked in if healthy and productive. Unless traded, which I assume requires him to waive a no trade clause....

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29 minutes ago, mattyice0401 said:

I dont like baseball and hardly follow it but why am i not excited for this? Why did 2 other teams pass on him? Seems like a total Twins move.

Sounds like there might be a long term issue with his ankle.  The other teams backed out of much longer deals although I wonder if they were willing to do a 6 year deal

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