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Astros promote Singleton to Majors | MiLB.com

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 02, 2014 at 02:49 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shooty is obsessed with the latest hoodie Posted: June 02, 2014 at 02:56 PM (#4717506)
News of Singleton's move went beyond a simple promotion story Monday when Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reported that the first baseman and the Astros have agreed on a five-year deal that includes three club options. The deal guarantees Singleton $10 million and could net him up to $35 million if all the options are exercised and he receives other bonuses and awards. According to Passan, he becomes the first player with no Major League service time to accept such a deal. By doing so, Singleton gets guaranteed money but also gives up potentially one year of free agency, when in theory he could make a lot more money on the open market.

This is the articles key passage.
   2. Urkel's Boner Posted: June 02, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4717621)
Potheads are the new market inefficiency. Lure that promotion to the big leagues in front of them where they will no longer get tested for marijuana and they'll sign anything.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: June 02, 2014 at 06:01 PM (#4717677)
did they wait a day on longoria? I recall the rays were refusing to bring him up until he agreed to a buyout.
   4. Danny Posted: June 02, 2014 at 06:07 PM (#4717681)
Longoria officially signed 6 days after being called up, but...
Talks between the sides started in early March, and many of the contract details had been agreed upon on April 11, one day before Longoria came up to the Rays.
   5. PASTE does not get put on waivers in August Posted: June 02, 2014 at 06:26 PM (#4717692)
I wonder if the issue of teams keeping players in the minors to extort team-friendly extensions out of them will be brought up by the MLBPA in the next round of bargaining.

Probably not.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 02, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4717695)
I wonder if the issue of teams keeping players in the minors to extort


Is that really that much leverage? How long were the Astros willing to keep him in AAA before he "caved"? Plenty of players do not sign these kind of extensions. Maybe Singleton figured this would be nice guaranteed money. After all, he could totally bust like say Dallas McPherson and be stuck with pretty much nothing.
   7. PASTE does not get put on waivers in August Posted: June 02, 2014 at 06:39 PM (#4717697)
Let me answer that by citing Bob Lemon's comment to his AAA players, as cited by Jim Bouton: "Gentlemen, I just want to remind you all that you're this close to big league #####."

I'm pretty sure the player's desire to be in the major leagues rather than the minor leagues exceeds the team's desire to bring him up to help the club, particularly if it's a bad big league team anyway (as the Rays were at the time and the Astros are now).
   8. madvillain Posted: June 02, 2014 at 06:41 PM (#4717698)
I wonder if the issue of teams keeping players in the minors to extort team-friendly extensions out of them will be brought up by the MLBPA in the next round of bargaining.


The union will, in general, always bargain to 1) protect guys that are already in the union and 2) protect guys longer in the union over those with less time in the union.

Given those two things you'll almost always see concessions in the negotiations coming from this position. The latest NFL CBA royally screws everyone, but it really screws rookies. MLB's union is much stronger we'll see if they have any leverage on it.

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