2013 Major League Baseball: World Series- Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals

Haakon7 wrote:

I'm sorry to see Freese go, but I hear this PBJ kid is pretty good...

I really thought Freese could bounce back, but I also think a new city to start over in might make it easier. I think there was a lot of pressure on him as a WS hero and a hometown boy.

What I'm not thrilled with is moving Carpenter to third. I'd much rather keep him at 2B, where he a lot more valuable. While Carpenter is an upgrade over what Freese produced, the real change in the line-up is adding Wong, and I have a hard time being sure that he is an upgrade over him.

Word is Brian McCann is on the verge of signing a $80 million, 5-year contract with...the Yankees.

Cano to the Mariners, 10 years / $240M. Given the way these contracts have gone lately, I think the Yankees did the right thing by letting him walk. Surprisingly.

mindset.threat wrote:

Cano to the Mariners, 10 years / $240M. Given the way these contracts have gone lately, I think the Yankees did the right thing by letting him walk. Surprisingly.

Makes sense for the Mariners. Their prospects haven't been turning out. The team had a lot of success in the 90s but not much since. It's a big deal to outbid the big market teams for him. Still a dumb contract but if it convinces other players that Seattle is a viable place to go then it might be worth it.

Holy. sh*t.

I can't believe he actually went for that much. Good job, Jay-Z. I hope the team optioned out the last 5 years of the deal as they're gonna be carrying a ton of cost on their ledgers for a long, long time.

Yikes. Might be a good contract for the first five years or so. After that you're paying $24 million a year for a 36-41 year old second baseman.

garion333 wrote:

Holy. sh*t.

I can't believe he actually went for that much. Good job, Jay-Z. I hope the team optioned out the last 5 years of the deal as they're gonna be carrying a ton of cost on their ledgers for a long, long time.

I can't believe he went for that much to the Mariners. Do they know he is 31 and the steroid age is over?

Yeah, I forget that the AL teams have that advantage. It's the only reason Beltran won't be a Cardinal next year. He is more valuable to an AL team. that Cardinals have the money to match what they would pay, but they would also fail to get the same performance.

Trophy Husband wrote:

Yikes. Might be a good contract for the first five years or so. After that you're paying $24 million a year for a 36-41 year old second baseman.

Probably a DH by that point.

Something else to consider...the Mariners have to keep spending to make the deal mean anything.

I know it's not 2014 yet, but..........

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