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June 3, 2014

Transaction Analysis

Single's Going Steady

by R.J. Anderson


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Agreed to a five-year contact extension with 1B-L Jonathan Singleton worth $10 million guaranteed with three club options that could push the deal's value up to $35 million. [6/2]

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jansonsjj

Jordan Walden also on the DL for the Braves. When he comes back, that's a nice collection of righties.

Jun 03, 2014 05:25 AM
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NJTomatoes

Having been under the impression that MLB teams were not allowed to trade draft choices, can you explain why this trade can happen or point to any past article about the CBA that may have discussed this development? Thanks.

Jun 03, 2014 07:10 AM
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jonjacoby

The pick is one of the Competitive Balance picks, that came in to existence w/ the most recent CBA. I am not sure what the determining factors are for who gets them and I think the order of them is random. The Competitive Balance picks can be traded.

I think this is the third trade of the picks since they were instituted.

Jun 03, 2014 07:56 AM
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NJTomatoes

Much thanks.

Jun 03, 2014 12:42 PM
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jrbdmb

I'd be interested to hear what BP thinks about how teams are increasing tying a callup to the majors with signing a team friendly contract. Apparently Singleton was promoted only because he was willing to sign, and Polanco stays in the minors for now because he is unwilling to.

Jun 03, 2014 11:46 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh
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Sam and I discussed it today.

Jun 03, 2014 23:33 PM
 
onegameref

Why did other players and player reps give Singleton such a hard time for accepting some monetary certainty with some decent earnings upside? If he and his counsel found the deal acceptable with the risks taken on both sides, why give him grief? Because it could effect other negotiations down the road? Spare us the teeth gnashing over how many millions have been lost by this one signing. He clearly knows his limitations based on his personal challenges and wants more risk free rewards than are usually provided to a player before reaching the majors and putting in his time. I'd say both sides of the transaction are taking on some risk and both found the amount acceptable. That's what a negotiation is all about. Bravo Mr. Singleton!

Jun 04, 2014 20:02 PM
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