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      02-24-2019, 11:02 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by RickFLM4 View Post
That sounds like the rationalization for the Pujols contract. 10-11 years is a long time. He's definitely got marketability now, but no guarantees he will have it over the back 1/2 of the contract. Plus with these opt out clauses that have become popular, club takes all risk and player keeps upside, so if he is still marketable in 5 years an opt out will force them to pay more to keep him. Good for him but wouldn't really want my team (Red Sox) to sign that kind of contract for him or anyone else, including Betts.
I agree those contracts never payoff and your taking a risk of any unforeseen injury, yes there is insurance but not worth it.
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