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How many of these do you wish we had?? I vote to stick to the plan


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#16 CubChymyst

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:38 PM

 

 

 

Player,             Club    Years   Total

Alex Rodriguez, NYY 2008-17$275 million

Alex Rodriguez, Tex-NYY 2001-10 $252 million

Joey Votto, Cin 2012-23 $251.5 million

Albert Pujols, LAA 2012-21 $240 million

Robinson Cano, Sea 2014-23 $240 million

Prince Fielder, Det-Tex 2012-20 $214 million

Derek Jeter, NYY 2001-10 $189 million

Joe Mauer, Min 2011-18 $184 million

Mark Teixeira, NYY 2009-16 $180 million

Justin Verlander, Det 2013-19 $180 million

Felix Hernandez, Sea 2013-19 $175 million

I'll take these three all day long and twice on Sunday

 

those 3 would be the only ones i'd consider. Votto is the only one i'd take for certain.

 

 

If we are strictly looking this point forward, you will soon be not liking the Verlander contract.  Votto probably has 2 more years before the pain starts setting in and Hernandez is the best of the bunch.

 

It is interesting how the best of those contracts feature no free agent deals.

 

 

I think Votto has more than 2 more years before the pain starts. I'll agree by the end it will be a bitter pill but the guy is a professional hitter. His plate discipline is one of the top one in all MLB. His homerun totals might go down the next few years, but I can see him still having a lot of doubles, singles, and walks the for the next 6 years.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:51 PM

First basemen with Votto's batting eye and physique tend to age well.  Barring catastrophic injury, I expect him to be putting up league average production at 40 even if he's only able to play in about 75

 

Other players I would take:

A-Rod's first contract: Off-field drama aside, this one was actually a great deal if he had stuck through it instead of opting out.  He put up a .857 OPS in his 2010 season.

Derek Jeter: Really? Nobody thinks this was a great deal?  One of the best offensive short stops of all time?  First ballot hall of famer?  This is a guy who is so overrated that he gets underrated.

 

Hernandez and Verlander are the others that are totally worth it.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:28 PM

First basemen with Votto's batting eye and physique tend to age well.


Pujols has a similar physique and (at least when he was Votto's age) an eye that wasn't exactly shabby.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:12 PM

 

First basemen with Votto's batting eye and physique tend to age well.


Pujols has a similar physique and (at least when he was Votto's age) an eye that wasn't exactly shabby.

 

 

So was Andres Galarraga and Pujols has been injured. Your point being?



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:29 PM


First basemen with Votto's batting eye and physique tend to age well.

Pujols has a similar physique and (at least when he was Votto's age) an eye that wasn't exactly shabby.

So was Andres Galarraga and Pujols has been injured. Your point being?

It's not complicated: If you include Votto because you think physiques and batting eyes like Votto's age well, then Pujols satisfies those criteria too (or at least did, when he was Votto's age).

And bringing up Pujols's failing body doesn't help your case.

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