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12-03-2012, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BrindamoursNose View Post
5 years is short term?
15 Million a year is relatively low AAV? Relative to what, Bill Gates' bank account?

Upton was a bad signing. So glad we didn't grab him.
Yes. 5 years is short-term when compared to other top UFA outfielders. Crawford, Werth and Holliday all got 7 year deals. Heck even Yu Darvish, Jose Reyes and Adrian Beltre all got 6 year deals. So 5 years is short comparatively (or at least, in line with what he should have gotten).

And 15M AAV is relatively low. Again, look at the top outfield UFAs AAV.

Crawford: 20M AAV
Werth: 18M AAV
Bay: 16.5M AAV
Holliday: 17M AAV

Almost all those guys were in their early 30s when they signed as well and they don't play a premium OF position (except Werth who can play CF). I think Werth is the best comparable for Upton and he got 7/126M.

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