SI’s Jon Tayler calls it “Nothing Short of Insulting”
by Father Nieuwland (2019-01-16 22:39:31)
Edited on 2019-01-17 10:37:02

In reply to: Sox offered Machado $175 / 7 years. That seems...  posted by NavyJoe

Column is linked below.

Of the examples Tayler lists as evidence $175mm for Machado is an insult, I must ask if the teams, in hindsight, see the Heyward, Fielder, Price, Howard, Hamilton and Davis contracts as money well spent?

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It’s a number that gets even more ridiculous against the context of MLB’s other mega-deals. It’s just under half the league’s largest ever contract—Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million extension with the Marlins, signed in 2015—and would tie for 18th-biggest all-time, alongside extensions of the same length and value signed by Felix Hernandez (with Seattle in 2013) and Stephen Strasburg (with the Nationals in ’16). It’s less overall money than, among others, Jason Heyward ($184 million), Prince Fielder ($214 million) and David Price ($217 million), and the same average annual value at $25 million a year as Ryan Howard and Josh Hamilton. Overall, it’s basically equal to, in length and money, the deal Chris Davis got from the Orioles in 2016.