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Votto officially joins the elite

Unread postby Sea Foam Green » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:13 pm

10 years $225M after his 2 year $38M expires. That's a lot of yayo for a small market team. He'll be 38 when it expires.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/few-thoughts-joey-votto-reported-extension-reds-184700799.html


I like this one better than the Mauer deal, but still think this is just asking for an albatross around your neck for multiple years for any non-big market club.
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Re: Votto officially joins the elite

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:35 pm

Word is this deal went down because the NL DH is now "likely" to become a reality. It's been hinted at for awhile but there are some different kind of rumblings now.
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Re: Votto officially joins the elite

Unread postby andrew6586 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:47 pm

These moves handcuff markets like Cincinatti. Who else can they go out and spend on now? Best of luck to them but don't expect any big free agent contracts in the near future.
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Re: Votto officially joins the elite

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:30 pm

Somewhere Brandon Phillips believes that Votto got that extension and he didn't because Votto's white.
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