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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Where will MLB draw the line if it determines teams are using long-term deals to beat luxury tax? ($)

It’s time to address an issue that has some team executives grumbling: Have the big-money clubs figured out a way to beat the luxury-tax system with this sudden outbreak of 11-year and 13-year contracts?

And if they are, at what point would Major League Baseball step in and say no more?

The new free-agent deals for Carlos Correa (13 years), Trea Turner (11) and Xander Bogaerts (11) all share a common drawn-out structure. But it was the Phillies’ negotiations with Bryce Harper in 2019 that first pushed the boundaries of contracts this long.

The 13-year term the Phillies awarded Harper was a record for a free agent. But before they got to that length, they talked internally about going even further, as reported by The Athletic’s Matt Gelb. To 20 years. Infinity, and beyond!


Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: December 15, 2022 at 07:26 PM | 19 comment(s)
  Beats: carlos correa, luxury tax, trea turner, xavier bogaerts

Monday, December 05, 2022

Phillies, Trea Turner agree to 11-year deal (source)

The Phillies got their star shortstop, agreeing to an 11-year, $300 million deal with Trea Turner on Monday, a source told’s Mark Feinsand. The team has not confirmed the deal, which per Feinsand includes a full no-trade clause.

jimfurtado Posted: December 05, 2022 at 02:47 PM | 45 comment(s)
  Beats: phillies, trea turner

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Sly Cooper on Twitter: Jon Hamm’s Trea Turner pitch

jimfurtado Posted: November 08, 2022 at 08:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: free agent, trea turner



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