|The Ultimate Sin wrote:
TXM wrote:No one thought Pujols was going to get 254 million, but he did. That number raises the bar substantially for Prince. He's not going to get Pujols money, but with Scott Boras representing him, an 8-year, 150 million dollar deal sounds about right.
Married Jo wrote:
Give Prince Fielder a 5 year, $100 million dollar deal, problem solved...
I don't envision Fielder signing for half the years and less than half the coin Pujols got.
Alot of the folks at the winter meetings, kept saying he wouldnt get more than 5yrs & $100-$120 million anyway, which imo, is about right. No way hes worth anywhere near the Pujols deal, sorry, I just dont see it.
Supposedly, those kind of offers just werent there for Fielder. Doubt many would be willing to ante up that kind of deal for Fielder? Not worth it imo. Doubt he sees any offers past 5-6yrs and $120mill, it could happen though. Just dont see it, imo.
Alot of folks thought Pujols would get a $200+ mill deal, 3-4 teams offered hkm $220 and he turned them all down. Not unreasonable to believe hed get Arod type money? I thought atleast $240 would have to do it. Guys better than AFraud, he got almost as much, which was pretty much right in line.
Let's revisit this when Prince gets his deal.
Kinda proves my point though, that hes not worth an 8yr $150+ mill deal? If he were, you can be certain hed have been signed. 8yrs is too long. From what I remember hearing, not a single team offered him more than a 5-6 yr deal.
But, we'll revisit it later.
Sure does prove your point.
On January 26, 2012 Fielder agreed to a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers.
(Yay...Vortex). My point before was(and still is), Fielder isn't worth $108 Mill, nor is he worth what Detroit paid him. IMO, he's done nothing to warrant said contract from the Tigers. I'm sure you'll disagree, but that's ok.
HE STILL DOESN'T DESERVE WHAT HE GOT, now or then. The Tigers will have trouble in about 4 yrs trying to trade him, who other than say the Yankees can absorb that kind of contract? Oh wait, I'm sure you'll list 5 other teams willing to do so, right? of course.
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