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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Did Gregory Polanco sacrifice too much in his new deal with the Pirates? | FOX Sports

If. If. If.
Remember when the conversation was about Jon Singleton? “If Jon Singleton becomes a star his deal will end up well below-market.”
A player can’t spend the cash if things don’t turn out as well as pundits think.

But if Polanco becomes a star—or even a consistently productive regular—the deal will end up being well below-market, considering that he is giving up three free-agent years.

Polanco’s new contract runs from 2017 to ‘21. The annual breakdown is not yet known, but the two club options could increase the value to $58 million, according to a source. Escalators could bring the total number to $60 million, and Polanco will receive an additional $5 million if he qualifies for Super Two status, the source said.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 05, 2016 at 02:22 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Monday, April 04, 2016

Source: Gregory Polanco, Pirates agree to five-year extension - Yahoo Sports

Gregory Polanco and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed on a five-year contract extension with two club options that locks in the prime years of the young outfielder, something with which the Pirates have found significant success in recent years, a source with knowledge of the club’s dealings told Yahoo Sports.

The deal is believed to guarantee Polanco in the mid-$30 million range, the source said, and should be announced this week. Polanco rejected Pittsburgh’s seven-year, $25 million offer that included three club options before his major league debut in June 2014. In the season and a half since, the 24-year-old right fielder has shown flashes of the brilliance that made him one of baseball’s top prospects before his debut.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 04, 2016 at 06:26 AM | 1 comment(s)
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