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  1. #21
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    Is it just me, or is Springer $150m for 6 years a really good deal for the Blue Jays? I thought he might be more like a $240m for 8 years type player? Is it just a very soft free agent market, or are people concerned about Astros cheating inflated numbers? I wish my Nats had been in at $150/6.

  2. #22
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    Ummm

    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    Is it just me, or is Springer $150m for 6 years a really good deal for the Blue Jays? I thought he might be more like a $240m for 8 years type player? Is it just a very soft free agent market, or are people concerned about Astros cheating inflated numbers? I wish my Nats had been in at $150/6.
    He's not young (31), and can be expected to be sliding down that aging curve. The first year or two of his contract will be fine, but after that? I'm glad the Nats stayed away from him.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by MChambers View Post
    He's not young (31), and can be expected to be sliding down that aging curve. The first year or two of his contract will be fine, but after that? I'm glad the Nats stayed away from him.
    Rendon (who is a year younger) got $245/7 last year, so I though Springer would be a lot closer to his $35m per year mark, even if fewer years. Rendon is a better player but I still like Springer at $25m per year through his age 37 season.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by cato View Post
    The Padres sure had good timing for that move to Petco. One of their only two trips to the World Series was in 1998 — perfect time to get a new stadium built. And the only time they went to the post-season twice in a row was 2005-2006, seeming to deliver for the San Diego fans. Of course, they then proceeded to miss the post season in 2007 losing a play-in game to the Rockies (remember Rocktober?) and did not get back to the playoffs until 2020.

    It’s been a long wait for the organization to commit to putting a contending team on the field, but wow have they made moves to do that now. First they got the line-up in place, anchored by Tatis Jr. and Machado, and now they’ve bolstered the rotation by adding Snell and Darvish. I sure hope we are back in Petco in force by August.

    Also, San Diego Stadium (formerly SDCCU Stadium, formerly the Q, formerly the Murph) will leave the world the way it came in: without a namesake or sponsor. It was a great tailgate environment and a fun place to watch games (the Charger’s OT playoff win over Peyton Manning’s Colts a decade or so ago was the only time I have been somewhere louder and more crazy that Cameron), but it is now a broken down dump with no luxury seating. Life moves on, I suppose. Hopefully one day we’ll have an MLS team to call it home.
    As a Dodgers fan, I think the Padres with Snell and Darvish added to the rotation look very formidable. There are some seriously loaded teams in baseball.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    Rendon (who is a year younger) got $245/7 last year, so I though Springer would be a lot closer to his $35m per year mark, even if fewer years. Rendon is a better player but I still like Springer at $25m per year through his age 37 season.
    But Rendon was two years younger when he signed that deal.

    If Springer was 29 instead of 31, maybe he gets a deal for 7 or 8 years instead of 6. And would have gotten more per year due to having two more years of the contract in his prime.

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