Yesterday, the Colorado Rockies announced a six-year extension for star outfielder Charlie Blackmon. The presentation was superb, but one was forced to compare it to the somewhat lackluster way that the Phillies announced their own six-year agreement with top prospect Scott Kingery a week ago. It feels a little unfair. Perhaps it’s too late, but…
Are recent Tommy John surgery victims about to become a new kind of contract extension candidate?
How many recent contract extensions would the team that bestowed them still sign?
Ben and Sam discuss whether several extensions would still be signed today, then talk about the Cubs’ decision to exceed their international spending allowance.
Ben and Sam discuss the recent news about extensions for Justin Verlander, Buster Posey, and Elvis Andrus.
Which players should teams be looking to lock up long-term?
Long-term extensions for star players may be shortsighted moves by teams.
Are team-friendly contract extensions signed early in players’ careers about to become a lot longer?