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    Stephen Strasburg has opted out and will test free agency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    Stephen Strasburg has opted out and will test free agency.
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    Strasburg seems like a logical target for Cincinnati lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
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    I read where he is giving up $100 million over four years. He is 31 years old. Although I don't follow all the salary info from MLB, this seems to be a bit of a calculated risk IMO. What are they paying starters of his caliber and health nowadays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    I read where he is giving up $100 million over four years. He is 31 years old. Although I don't follow all the salary info from MLB, this seems to be a bit of a calculated risk IMO. What are they paying starters of his caliber and health nowadays?
    He'll get a raise, probably close to $30,000,000 a year for 5 or 6 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    He'll get a raise, probably close to $30,000,000 a year for 5 or 6 years.
    That is a lot of zeros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    He'll get a raise, probably close to $30,000,000 a year for 5 or 6 years.
    That is about $1 million per start or $10,000 per pitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    He'll get a raise, probably close to $30,000,000 a year for 5 or 6 years.
    Scherzer money.

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    Yasmani Grandal (Brewers) gets a 4 year deal worth $73 million from the White Sox. They say they're going to play him 3 or 4 days as catcher and then the rest of the week will be between DH and 1B. Probably the best way to keep his bat in the lineup for all 4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Yasmani Grandal (Brewers) gets a 4 year deal worth $73 million from the White Sox. They say they're going to play him 3 or 4 days as catcher and then the rest of the week will be between DH and 1B. Probably the best way to keep his bat in the lineup for all 4 years.
    The largest contract in ChiSox history seems rather small.

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    Zack Wheeler signs with the Phillies. Apparently a 5 year deal worth $100m+. According to reports, the Reds were actually on the short list to land him.

    Also, Cole Hammels signs a 1 year deal with the Braves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    Zack Wheeler signs with the Phillies. Apparently a 5 year deal worth $100m+. According to reports, the Reds were actually on the short list to land him.

    Also, Cole Hammels signs a 1 year deal with the Braves.
    I think I saw that Wheeler deal was just shy of $120 million. Cincinnati might have been on the short list but I saw that another team (who wasn't the Reds) actually offered him more money but he chose the Phillies, something to do with proximity to his wife's family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I think I saw that Wheeler deal was just shy of $120 million. Cincinnati might have been on the short list but I saw that another team (who wasn't the Reds) actually offered him more money but he chose the Phillies, something to do with proximity to his wife's family.
    May have been the White Sox. I believe I saw them in with the Reds and Phillies a week or so ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CincySportsFan View Post
    May have been the White Sox. I believe I saw them in with the Reds and Phillies a week or so ago.
    I just looked it up and you are right, it was the White Sox.

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    MLB Network's Jon Heyman reporting that the Reds are among the teams interested in Madison Bumgarner.

    Figure he's going to be $100m+ contract, too. Bob's obviously willing to open up the pocket book, with the interest in Wheeler and Bumgarner.

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