Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 12, 2019.
Other places, yes.
1:21pm: The new portion of Betts’ contract, once finalized, will guarantee him around 12 years and $350MM on top of this year’s $27MM salary, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link).
The structuring of the deal is in many ways semantics, but it’s worth noting that in terms of new money, Betts’ extension may not top the new money promised to Trout on his prior long-term deal. Referencing the Betts deal as a 13-year, $380MM contract may skew things such that it appears Betts has set a new record, but by that logic, Trout’s contract should be referred to as a 12-year, $426.5MM deal (i.e. the sum of his preexisting two years and $66.5MM and his 10-year, $360MM extension).
If the deal indeed lands Betts in the $380MM range over 13 years, including his 2020 salary, his contract then boils down to the second-richest ever promised to a big league player (whether looking at total guarantee or new money promised on an extension).
11:54am: Betts will top Trout’s deal if the contract is completed, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter).
It’s expected that the deal will actually cover twelve additional seasons, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.com (via Twitter). The total forward-looking guarantee would top $380MM, Passan adds, including Betts’s salary for the 2020 season. (It’s not clear whether that tally includes Betts’s full $27MM or only the pro-rated portion thereof.)
10:42am: In a stunning development that would mark a massive shift in a moribund player market, the Dodgers appear to be closing in on a long-term extension with recently acquired star Mookie Betts. WEEI.com’s Lou Merloni hears that the sides are nearing agreement even as Betts prepares to don the Dodger blue for the first time tomorrow. Joel Sherman tweets that talks are indeed “quite real.”
If completed, the contract would cover a ten-year term and guarantee Betts somewhere in the neighborhood of $350MM to $400MM, according to the report. It sounds as if it would come in right near, if not over, the ten-year, $360MM Mike Trout pact that currently stands as the largest-ever MLB contract.
The Dodgers paid a significant price in prospects and took on a lot of salary (both for Betts and David Price) in order to secure just one season from the 27-year-old. It always seemed the team had designs on a lengthier relationship, though it wasn’t at all clear that vows would be exchanged before Betts hit the open market.
Until the paperwork is complete, Betts stands as the obvious top talent of the 2020-21 free agent class. As MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes explained in his pre-pandemic power rankings, Betts, who is represented by VC Sports Group, seemed situated to “reasonably seek a ten-year term with an average annual value in the $36-40MM range.”
Betts would have represented one of the most interesting-ever free agent cases. Recent market swings and upcoming collective bargaining negotiations provided a fascinating backdrop for the bidding on such a youthful, high-quality player. And then the coronavirus came along, overlaying broad uncertainty onto the situation.
It seems that both the Dodgers and Betts saw a path to limit the risk by striking a bargain now. They’ve certainly had time to get to know one another under trying circumstances over the past several months, even if Betts hasn’t yet recorded any stats for the storied ballclub.
BREAKING NEWS: Dodgers have agreed to a 12 year $365M extension with Mookie Betts! This deal is worth $5M more in new money than the Mike Trout deal.
So sick. I’m pumped.
12 years 365 mil huh is lower than I would’ve thought in FA to be honest and it just makes this season funner that we don’t needa like be filled with dread all season If he’s gonna stay
This is mind blowing. So glad we don't have to wait until the end of the season or get in some sort of bidding war.
That was the first thing that came to mind. I honestly was not looking forward to this mini season. All I could think of was, "this is our one shot with a super team" and it had me unnecessarily worried. So much pressure off the team and him not playing in front of a crowd could lessen the pressure on him trying to be worth his contract. Too bad he is miserable being in LA.....
Good news in 2020?? Unheard of! Finally something to get excited about and the timing couldn’t be better
Heyman reporting that there is a last ditch effort going on to expand the playoffs this season from 10 to 16 teams
Bet this would come with an agreement for the Universal DH in 2021 as a compromise.
that’s a silly compromise IMO. fuck this expanded playoffs. 8 is already a lot, now you want more than 50% of teams to make it? Especially with all the mediocrity ? Ugh
looking at all our young pitching starting to mature should keep us on a roll
sure all the talent surrounding him had to be a factor why wouldn't it?
fuck that. Like especially now when there is like 3-5 teams who are head and shoulders better than everyone else, you want to create some dumb ass 3 game first round or whatever that could knock them out because they lost 2 of 3 when some shitty team got on a hot streak.
This is all a government conspiracy by the elite to get you to still love the Dodgers by thinking they gonna win in 2020 but its all coming from the sick twisted minds of McCourt to make more parking lot monies!
The way you can tell that this is just a lighthearted joke was because I didnt follow it with 20 more paragraphs.
In this new bubble future a March Madness type playoff that makes the regular season much less important for anything other than stat stuffing so players can get their contracts and owners can sell tickets and tv rights and fans can have more opportunities to go to see a game live = the way of the future.
Adapt or go watch curling.
You are homos right?
That is what homos do.
We adapt to the changes and we roll with the punches.
Shed your scaly skins or lose your detachable tails!
Roll motherfuckers roll!
If you want to live with the homos.
And not die when the reign of the flood of fire goes wild on you!
Yeah yeah yeah space truckin!
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