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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#21 » by gst8 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:10 am

If he makes the owners money over those 12 years then it’s worth it.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#22 » by Mike87 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:11 am

He’s probably still underpaid, there’s no telling what he would get if he ever hit free agency. Insane amount of money though
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#23 » by NBAFan93 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:13 am

CBU wrote:In MLB, standard is $10mn per year per 1 WAR.

Trout averages 8.5 WAR a year, he's underpaid by about 50%.

He's that good...


And I don’t even know who he is - :oops:
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#24 » by simonbampfield » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:14 am

JDR720 wrote:I dont get why baseball teams give those contracts. it never works.

and on NBA. I think a few players would be worth it (on a yearly salary basis) but you cant give NBA players a decade long contract, thats asking for trouble.


Don't forget Magic signed a 25 year contract I believe it was.
The only reason why they don't any more is the NBA saved the teams from themselves.
Now I don't know baseball and the contracts obviously don't hurt as much as in basketball. Is that right? Or only for the more well off teams?
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#25 » by Capn'O » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:15 am

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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#26 » by knicksh20b » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:18 am

Kristaps6_NYK wrote:One injury away from, well, a disaster. Those contracts shouldn’t exist.


There's always gonna be a risk, but FA will always be a risk. Still, if you gotta take a risk on one guy with this sort of money, it's Mike Trout. You can also make moves to spread around the risk, like letting Cano go and signing Ellsbury and McCann, but these lesser players can also bust. Or it can pay off.

Same with the NBA. You can sit out FA to be safe and avoid signing Wiggins or John Wall to a max contract, but that also means you lose your chance at Lebron, Durant, Kawhi, etc. And who's to say KD or Kawhi might not get hurt? We can't control these things, can't control freak accidents. All we can do is make intelligent decisions. Getting Trout for this money, and not letting him go to FA, is a smart decision in my book.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#27 » by Pelon chingon » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:25 am

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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#28 » by BigtimeNBAfan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:26 am

Super Max NBA contracts are already more per season and smarter since you aren't locking in a player nearly that long. A 10 year contract extension which is what that was is such a colossal risk. You have no idea how a player will be that long down the line. Look at Arod. He signed a 10 year 275 million contract with the Yankees and was bought out before the contract ended.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#29 » by kenwood3333 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:28 am

[quote="simonbampfield"
Yep, which blows that Trout contract out of the water. AD could have been eating lobster.[/quote]

Should be eating caviar not lobster.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#30 » by Karate Diop » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:32 am

Baseball? That's like a poor man's cricket right?
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#31 » by clyde21 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:33 am

which begs the question, will the MLB even exist by the end of this contract?
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#32 » by fianchetto » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:35 am

simonbampfield wrote:
igorbianch wrote:AD had a 240/5 contract in his table this summer and he turned down.

Yep, which blows that Trout contract out of the water. AD could have been eating lobster.

I mean it equates to more than 570 million over the 12 years.


And that's with a salary cap. Can't imagine what salaries would be like in the NBA if there was no cap (though I think the mlb luxury tax is not that much different than the NBA's soft cap+tax)
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#33 » by NoDopeOnSundays » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:36 am

NBAFan93 wrote:I can’t think of anyone worth a 12 year contract in the NBA. Even the guys who have had long star-level careers start to slow down around age 33...and those guys are really rare. Like said above, maybe LeBron after he was a rookie, but he’s had almost unprecedented longevity and health.

And good lord - can you imagine the trade demands and sitting out hissy fits if guys were on 12 year contracts???? These guys can’t even do 4 years out of 5 before wanting out cause it is “their time” and they are dissatisfied w/ something. And they doesn’t consider someone getting injured.

How does baseball work? Is that money guaranteed if he gets hurt?


Luka or Ben Simmons would probably get those kind of deals if there were no cap or restriction on years.

It would have to be someone between 19-22, or one of the future HS to NBA pros who comes in and averages crazy numbers at 18.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#34 » by Ballerhogger » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:39 am

Pretty ballling contract. Better than harpers deal who was year more.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#35 » by jswede » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:40 am

It’s really fox sports paying. In 10 years, when no one is watching baseball anymore, Fox is still shelling out $150mil per year to the dodgers.
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Post#36 » by Mr.Raptorsingh » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:41 am

Giannis, maybe.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#37 » by Cactus Jack » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:42 am

Karate Diop wrote:Baseball? That's like a poor man's cricket right?

Baseball/Cricket...It's all the same. I'd rather watch paint dry. :wink:
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#38 » by nedleeds » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:47 am

There's no cap. It's irrelevant what he makes, only to the teams pocket book. They might make that in Trout gear sales alone in 5 years.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#39 » by NBAFan93 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:52 am

NoDopeOnSundays wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:I can’t think of anyone worth a 12 year contract in the NBA. Even the guys who have had long star-level careers start to slow down around age 33...and those guys are really rare. Like said above, maybe LeBron after he was a rookie, but he’s had almost unprecedented longevity and health.

And good lord - can you imagine the trade demands and sitting out hissy fits if guys were on 12 year contracts???? These guys can’t even do 4 years out of 5 before wanting out cause it is “their time” and they are dissatisfied w/ something. And they doesn’t consider someone getting injured.

How does baseball work? Is that money guaranteed if he gets hurt?


Luka or Ben Simmons would probably get those kind of deals if there were no cap or restriction on years.

It would have to be someone between 19-22, or one of the future HS to NBA pros who comes in and averages crazy numbers at 18.


Would never give that to Simmons. He already seems lazy and entitled and has already sat out an entire season w/ questionable intentions. Imagine how he’d get on a 12 year contract? He’d never improve at all and would probably get a major attitude if the team ever had to rebuild.

Luka I guess is would consider - he seems to have a great attitude and is all around skilled. Would want to see more than just a one year sample though.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#40 » by bargnanimvp » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:54 am

No one in NBA, but the yearly equivalent on a 5-6 year deal would work.

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