Dec
08

Winter Meetings Day Four Chat

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  1. Greg says:

    Can we move the numbers around on both Darvish and Cepedes to get under the 2014 cap? Offer them a big signing bonus but $1M each for 2014?

    • RetroRob says:

      I’m not an expert on how these things are calculated, but I believe it’s the annual average, including signing bonuses. So, for example, in A-Rod’s case, his annual average is 27.5 million ($275 million over ten years), no matter how the money is distributed year to year. A-Rod will be paid about $20 million a year the last few years of the contract, but for luxury tax purposes it’s still $27.5 million.

      Perhaps there’s a loophole in here somewhere when it relates to an amateur who might first play in the minors (perhaps in that case the bonus is not included), but I’m not sure.

  2. if cashman is comparing montero to pujols or vice versa, i believe he has finally lost his mind completely. ive never read such a ridiculous statement. he should know beter than to drink before breakfast. i thought he had more brains than that. just goes to show you what thought did. montero hit 2 or 3 home runs in a short period of time, so cashman thinks hes the next pujols!? give me a efin break.

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