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Monday, August 06, 2012

10 Degrees: Evan Longoria’s contract tops list of most team-friendly deals in MLB

Not on this list? John Lackey.

8. Salvador Perez stands to make over the entirety of his current deal. Perez, actually, is as good a bet as any to challenge Longoria’s throne. The 22-year-old catcher is one of two superb deals struck by Kansas City general manager Dayton Moore this season – Alcides Escobar, as an All-Star-caliber shortstop at $9 million for the next three years, plus two options for $11.75 million, is No. 21 on this list – not just because of the money but the flexibility it affords.

By signing Perez before his first full year of service, the Royals were able to get him on the cheap. He’s locked in the next four years for $6.25 million. Then Kansas City has a trio of options at $3.75 million, $5 million and $6 million. For a kid who over his first 274 plate appearances hit .329/.358/.488 and provided above-average defense and game-calling, the prospect of spending only $21 million for the next seven seasons of his services induces jealousy across the game.

The one snag: health.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 06, 2012 at 09:53 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 07, 2012 at 08:50 AM (#4202122)
This article desperately needed an editor. Longoria is on the list twice, at #1 and 10. The 11-20 spots come in the middle of the discussion of the 7th place contract. Did Passan and Yahoo just accidentally post a draft version?
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 07, 2012 at 09:00 AM (#4202124)
With Bleacher Report cashing in in such spectacular form, Yahoo has issued an edict to all its writers to emulate their winning strategy by producing nothing but poorly written and illogical listicles.
   3. lonestarball Posted: August 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM (#4202307)
This article desperately needed an editor. Longoria is on the list twice, at #1 and 10.


That's a style thing by Passan when he does these lists. They start and end with the same person, team, what have you.
   4. DL from MN Posted: August 07, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4202467)
Miguel Cabrera, three years, $65 million


But Josh Willingham at 3 years $21M doesn't make the list?
   5. McCoy Posted: August 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4202474)
I really really wanted Theo to sign Willingham this offseason.

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