- Oct 20, 2015
Sounds like he got more $ with more $ deferred. A good deal for all involved, in theory.Just an hour ago Passan was tweeting Lindor was not coming off his 12/385 stance. Exact contract details to be seen but the line of thinking that he always intended to sign once the Mets went 10/325, and was just squeezing a couple extra mil out of them - that's what it looks like from the outside to me.
They’re competitive now, and of course have the best pitcher in MLB if they make the playoffs. Their terrible team D has cost them in recent years but Lindor on his own helps a lot there.
27 years old and never had an OPS over .871. He’s a very good player, fantastic defender, but if his defense declines a bit he’s not gonna be worth the contract. But the Mets are competitive now, so if they think they can win in the next two or three years it makes sense
Seriously? Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez, and on and on. Indians fans weren't wondering what it felt like to lose a star over money like the Red Sox.Good. Will Lindor be worth the money? There is a real chance he isn't, but baseball is better when more teams are willing to pay top dollar for the best talent. Feel bad for Cleveland fans who can share in the pain we felt last year when Mookie was traded.
Under current rules the CBT calculation is done based on AAV (Average Annual Value); neither salaries for individual years or deferrals matter, just the total contract and playing years.I forget how deferrals work, does that mean Lindor counts 5M against the CBT from 2032-41? I think not?
I never understand this. One of the most aggressive spenders in baseball right now just left the market. How is that good for the other guys?Well the market for next year has certainly been set. I doubt any of those other guys are taking anything less that 10/300. Xander is opting out.