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  • Rays extend Evan Longoria's contract through 2022 (w/2023 option)

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

    Holy hell didn't see this coming but i am so ecstatic!!!!!! six more guaranteed years for $100 million to 2022.
    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

  • #2
    So the Rays have decided to hitch their wagon to Evan Longoria. Can't say that I blame them. At some point the Rays had to keep one of their home grown star players to build around. I'm happy for Rays fans that they get to see Longoria in a Rays uniform for a long time.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #3
      It's always nice to see a small market team give a long extension to a home-grown star. It seems we've been seeing it a lot lately (Braun, Tulowitzki, Votto, etc.). Longoria is one of the top 5 players in Major League Baseball when he is healthy and is the epitome of a franchise player. With that being said, They already had him signed through 2016, and he's had a recent history of injuries, so it's a bit risky.
      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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      • #4
        Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
        It's always nice to see a small market team give a long extension to a home-grown star. It seems we've been seeing it a lot lately (Braun, Tulowitzki, Votto, etc.). Longoria is one of the top 5 players in Major League Baseball when he is healthy and is the epitome of a franchise player. With that being said, They already had him signed through 2016, and he's had a recent history of injuries, so it's a bit risky.
        Risky perhaps but there is a lot of upside to this deal.
        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
          Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
          Risky perhaps but there is a lot of upside to this deal.
          yes, such a signing is always a risk but at some point the rays had to do it. a good farm system is great but sometimes you have to open your wallet and resign a star player. you are not going to develope a good hitter every season let alone a top hitter.
          I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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          • #6
            Under contract for 10 full years is usually risky, but he's still only 27. It should work out great.
            Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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            • #7
              I have to chuckle though this is far less risky then the A-Rod contract.
              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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              • #8
                Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                I have to chuckle though this is far less risky then the A-Rod contract.
                Not really, when you consider the revenue that each team generates. A bad contract can hamstring a small market team for years. An organization like the Yankees has the resources to recover from an albatross like A-Rod's a lot less painfully than other teams would be able to.
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                  Not really, when you consider the revenue that each team generates. A bad contract can hamstring a small market team for years. An organization like the Yankees has the resources to recover from an albatross like A-Rod's a lot less painfully than other teams would be able to.
                  The lat good 10 year deal for a team was...Not sure, Jeter 1999?
                  Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...s_mlb&c_id=mlb

                    Holy hell didn't see this coming but i am so ecstatic!!!!!! six more guaranteed years for $100 million to 2022.
                    Great player, can see him being Tampa's equivalent to Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, life-long one team players.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                      The lat good 10 year deal for a team was...Not sure, Jeter 1999?
                      Well, A-Rod's first 10 year deal was fine. He earned every penny of it. How many 10-year deals have there been in history besides A-Rod and Jeter?
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                        Well, A-Rod's first 10 year deal was fine. He earned every penny of it. How many 10-year deals have there been in history besides A-Rod and Jeter?

                        Those 10-year deals were given to them when they were 25-26 years old, right? Now if you give that kind of contract to someone who is already on the wrong side of 30...
                        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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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                          Well, A-Rod's first 10 year deal was fine. He earned every penny of it. How many 10-year deals have there been in history besides A-Rod and Jeter?
                          Yeah true. Hmm, I was a kid, but didn't Dave Winfield sigh for a really long term deal?
                          Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                            Well, A-Rod's first 10 year deal was fine. He earned every penny of it. How many 10-year deals have there been in history besides A-Rod and Jeter?
                            That advantage of the A-Rod deal was it started at A-Rod's age 25 season so the contract started at the beginning of the prime seasons for A-Rod.
                            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                              That advantage of the A-Rod deal was it started at A-Rod's age 25 season so the contract started at the beginning of the prime seasons for A-Rod.
                              He was a free agent at 25 because he made his MLB debut at 19, right?
                              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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