Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Trandy, Jan 19, 2015.
$210 million over seven years.....that's $30 million a year.
1. He's pitched lights out for a couple years now and the Nationals really want to get to the world series. This gives the Nationals the best rotation in baseball, IMO. Scherzer, Strasburg, Zimmerman, Fister, and Gonzalez. 1 through 5 would be no less than #2 on almost every other staff in the league.
2. I just looked at the specifics of the deal. He's going to make a $50 signing bonus plus $15 million a year for 14 years (Half of the annual salary is deferred, thus doubling the length, and taking half as much per year). That's a smart ballplayer right there. He's definitely planning for his long term future.
That's more than Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt make combined! And they play every day, not just once a week.
Reminds me of the pitching staff Atlanta had throughout the 90's. Washington should take note that the Braves didn't win that manychampionships.
Washington wants to start with one. Then worry about more. It beats sitting around hoping.
Already overpaid athletes getting over paid even more. Woohoo!
A $50 signing bonus? That's not very much.......
The reality is that it's not really a 7 year deal. It's really a 14 year deal. Once inflation is factored into the equation over the 14 years, it's estimated value will actually be closer to $170 million. That's still a lot of money.
Right now it's not clear if the $50 million is on top of the $210 or if it's included in that figure. If it's in addition to the $210 million, than wow!
He'll be 31 and has only one complete game. I'm glad the Tigers passed on this one.
No confusing these guys with the Expos, that's for sure...
Gee, that's almost as much as Kershaw...but Scherzer is 30 (31 in July) and Kershaw is 26...
And Max also gave up seven runs in seven innings with a ERA of 6.19 in the 2014 playoffs.
One guess who his agent is.
I hate that guy.
I can't imagine why any baseball player who can would sign with any agent other than Boras
Also, what a crazy deal. As a Braves fan, I'm excited about the long term future of the Nats. But this year is going to be rough.
sad day for the tigers. time will tell but I think he was asking too much. good work for the nats though.
Was really hoping the Tigers would sign him but he isn't worth that kind of contract.
I want to know what Verlander's gonna get. turned down $160m from the Tigers a year ago....
I am too Tony.. When he was pitching great in that playoff game a couple years back and asked out after the 6th or 7th inning I was much less a Max fan.. He'll like the National League, they will pinch hit for him in those innings anyways. Good luck Washington.