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  • Joey Votto agrees to 10 year $225 million extension.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/ey...near-extension
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

  • #2
    I like the idea of having the Reds keep Votto but is a ten year deal really a good idea?
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    • #3
      I really hope this oversized contract bubble pops soon.

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      • #4
        Didn't see that coming my god 10 years? Thats overkill!
        All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

        A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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        • #5
          From a purely baseball sense, it's better than the Pujols deal by a mile. Votto is almost 4 years younger, and just as good as Albert at the moment.
          My top 10 players:

          1. Babe Ruth
          2. Barry Bonds
          3. Ty Cobb
          4. Ted Williams
          5. Willie Mays
          6. Alex Rodriguez
          7. Hank Aaron
          8. Honus Wagner
          9. Lou Gehrig
          10. Mickey Mantle

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
            From a purely baseball sense, it's better than the Pujols deal by a mile. Votto is almost 4 years younger, and just as good as Albert at the moment.
            Votto is currently 28 years old. If you were GM, would you offer Votto ten years? Would he be any good at age 38 in 2023? Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This is over $200 million. If this backfires, it will become a white elephant for the Cincinnati Reds.

            I like the idea of extending Votto but would not go so far as to offer ten years. Five years, perhaps seven years. But not ten years.
            The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
              Votto is currently 28 years old. If you were GM, would you offer Votto ten years? Would he be any good at age 38 in 2023? Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This is over $200 million. If this backfires, it will become a white elephant for the Cincinnati Reds.

              I like the idea of extending Votto but would not go so far as to offer ten years. Five years, perhaps seven years. But not ten years.


              Say good-bye to 5-year (or shorter) contracts to superstars. Superstars will now get 8-year contracts or longer.
              Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

              If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
                Say good-bye to 5-year (or shorter) contracts to superstars. Superstars will now get 8-year contracts or longer.
                Until it backfires on someone. Trends are what they are, trends. Someone sets them and the rest follow, until someone gets burned. Then the trend reverses.
                Last edited by Rich the Giants fan; 04-02-2012, 06:45 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                  Votto is currently 28 years old. If you were GM, would you offer Votto ten years? Would he be any good at age 38 in 2023? Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This is over $200 million. If this backfires, it will become a white elephant for the Cincinnati Reds.

                  I like the idea of extending Votto but would not go so far as to offer ten years. Five years, perhaps seven years. But not ten years.
                  I don't disagree with anything that you are saying. All I said was that it's better than the Pujols deal. It's for less money and Votto is almost 4 years younger than Pujols and just as good as him.
                  My top 10 players:

                  1. Babe Ruth
                  2. Barry Bonds
                  3. Ty Cobb
                  4. Ted Williams
                  5. Willie Mays
                  6. Alex Rodriguez
                  7. Hank Aaron
                  8. Honus Wagner
                  9. Lou Gehrig
                  10. Mickey Mantle

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                  • #10
                    Teams spending money like its toilet paper this year.
                    All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                      I don't disagree with anything that you are saying. All I said was that it's better than the Pujols deal. It's for less money and Votto is almost 4 years younger than Pujols and just as good as him.
                      I think the difference is, if both deals are busts, it will hurt the Reds a lot more.
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                      • #12
                        This deal makes me think of Todd Helton's 9-year, $141.5MM deal back in '01. Both were 27 when they signed their contracts.
                        San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                        "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                        "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                          This deal makes me think of Todd Helton's 9-year, $141.5MM deal back in '01. Both were 27 when they signed their contracts.
                          From '01 through '11, Helton hit .319/.424 /.534 and accumulated 46.7 WAR. There have been many worse long-term deals than Helton's.
                          My top 10 players:

                          1. Babe Ruth
                          2. Barry Bonds
                          3. Ty Cobb
                          4. Ted Williams
                          5. Willie Mays
                          6. Alex Rodriguez
                          7. Hank Aaron
                          8. Honus Wagner
                          9. Lou Gehrig
                          10. Mickey Mantle

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                          • #14
                            Unfortunately, to keep the superstar player, you have to add the extra 2 or 3 years onto the contract in seems...

                            Most of these players won't be any good after the 7th year probably.
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                            • #15
                              ugly deal but the Reds need him to stay

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