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Saturday, April 27, 2019

How big contract has impacted Xander Bogaerts

“It might be a peace of mind,” he said. “One thing I’ve noticed is that it hasn’t changed the competitiveness. Sometimes you get all that money and you might think you can play relaxed. I think it has actually more like making sure you want to do things to help your team. You feel a bigger responsibility but in a good way. Not adding pressure. But I haven’t had the feeling that I’m good, I’m set….

After just a few days of uneasiness at the end of spring training due to contract negotiations—(“It was little bit nerve-wracking at the end when it was crunch-time,” he said)—Bogaerts has simply seemed like a player who is evolving in the manner befitting one of the club’s pieces of its foundation. For that, he feels his newfound certainty should get at least some of the credit.

 

Short but kind of interesting look into the mindset of someone signing a long term deal.

Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: April 27, 2019 at 09:31 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 27, 2019 at 10:57 AM (#5835864)
I'm happy for him, and also a little surprised that the contract was as low as it was. $120m is still an absolute ton of money, but I figured he'd be at about $5m more aav. Still, if he doesn't end up opting out and continues to play the way he has through his career so far he's gonna be on track for the Hall of Very Good... which is a great thing to have locked down for the better part of a decade.

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