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scott43

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You still have a good lineup. Beating Dodgers in WS would be fun.
We just had a brutal season of non performance. The young guns just didn't put it together. And Manoah's implosion really blew things up. Really though it was the offence that failed. Another year ahead. It's really nothing compared to the Leafs ineptitude..
 

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$70M/year is higher than the Orioles and A's whole team salary. I read it is very back loaded, meaniung the first years might be "only" $40M/yr and the last years might be $100M+/yr :geek:
 

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$70M/year is higher than the Orioles and A's whole team salary. I read it is very back loaded, meaniung the first years might be "only" $40M/yr and the last years might be $100M+/yr :geek:
lots of money likely deferred past the end of the 10 years a la Bobby Bonilla deal ... exact terms unknown but "unprecedented deferrals" (more than half). It's all to try to help LAD avoid/reduce competitive balance taxes.

There goes the mega contract.
At some point, maybe enough will realize $500 million committed to one player can all be lost pretty quickly.
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^ How about the tickets?

These contracts are just stupid. Chances are high he never pitches more than 40 games total. If that. There’s a good chance he stubs his toe like Judge and misses half a season. And on and on.
At least Harper recovered enough from his injuries the last two years to fuel the Phillies playoff runs. If not, everything in Philadelphia may not be so cool for him.
 

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A negative for Harper is that he does get hurt more than you’d like. But the positive is he seems to work over the top hard on his recovery.
 

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What is crazy is that what he is going to bring in just in marketing in Japan will pay a good majority of his contract along with sales of his memorabilia ... caould possible make him a great value.
 

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ESPN Reporting "Ohtani is deferring more than 97% of his earnings. The deferred money -- totaling $680 million -- will be paid to Ohtani between 2034 and 2043, a source said."

 

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Remains to be seen if they get anywhere near that money out of it, or 5 years from now they’re desperate to unload just a DH. Wonder how much the insurance is on that contract for him getting hurt. They can’t do an exclusive broadcast deal in Japan, it’s an MLB thing.

Deals that sound like a sure thing in returns often aren’t. But who knows. There’s an Enron, Madoff, FTX, every five or ten years.

Mets fans think they were getting hosed over Bonilla’s contract and always brought it up about how stupid the Mets were. But even then that wasn’t uncommon. The Mets were going to make more structuring it that way.
This Ohtani deal sounds very complicated.
 

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Was looking through some of my old baseball cards and memorabilia from 1960s.
1967 Washington Senators game program:
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Concessions price list, fascinatingly cheap. Ohtani could buy a lot of beer 45 cents and hot dogs 35 cents with his new contract.
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Nice profile on recently deceased slugger Frank Howard.
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A few of the hundreds of cards I collected as a little kid.
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Japanese star Yamamoto goes to Dodgers for 12 years, $325M​


Is anyone really surprised?
 

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Dodgers still need a closer. Josh Hader will get a very nice payday. Either from LA or teams that want to keep him from signing with them
 

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We'll see. I admit that Roberts use of pitchers can frustrate me. The rotation before the Yamamoto signing wasn't that impressive. With Buehler coming off his second TJ surgery and Glasnow not going deep into games, they need a good pen. Roberts will earn his money working with this staff.
2024 Los Angeles Dodgers Projected Starting Rotation ( before the Yamamoto signing)
  • Walker Buehler
  • Tyler Glasnow
  • Bobby Miller
  • Ryan Yarbrough
  • Emmet Sheehan
 

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