Bless You Boys Podcast 105 has a running time of 1:03 and features Al Beaton and HookSlide. Kurt Mensching will be back next week.
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Did you hear about Miguel Cabrera?
MLB execs disgusted over Miguel Cabrera extension. Sour grapes?
Fans of advanced metrics are calling the Cabrera extension the worst contract ever. I'm shocked. What a surprise.
ESPN's Keith Law makes some points, but undercuts his argument by using the careers of Buddy Bell and Ron Santo as examples why the contract is so bad. Very comparable players ... in an alternate universe.
But is it really that crazy of a contract in retrospect? Taking the current growth of the game into account, $30 million may be Mike Trout's pocket change in ten years.
Tigers were between a rock and a hard place. Let Cabrera walk in free agency, the fans get upset. Sign the best hitter in the game to a contract locking him up for the remainder of his career, the fans get upset.
Tigers' GM Dave Dombrowski made a case during the contract press conference it's better to extend a pending free agent early on the process, believing a player is more likely to leave the longer you wait.
The Tigers may not be all that worried about the long-term ramifications of a contract extension thanks to the ridiculous amount of TV money MLB teams earn. Don't forget the Tigers will be negotiating new media rights fees in 2017.
Forbes values Tigers at $680 million, 15th overall in MLB. Anyone else think that figure sounds low?
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