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    Rays extend Evan Longoria through 2022

    Out of the blue.

    He was signed until 2016, then they extended him until 2022, with a club option for 2023. The average for the extension is 16.6 million from 2017-2022.

    The Rays announced that they extended the contract of Evan Longoria by an additional six seasons. The $100MM deal extends through 2022 with a club option for 2023.

    The contract incorporates the 2013-16 salaries from Longoria's original deal with the Rays, meaning the third baseman will earn $6MM in 2013, $7.5MM in 2014, $11MM in 2015 and $11.5MM in 2016. Then Longoria will earn a total of $100MM from 2017-22. Under his previous deal, the Rays had club options for the 2014-16 seasons.
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    Didnt he still have 2 or 3 years left from his previous contract? nonetheless if it's Tampa it's probably cheap, which is obviously smart for them.

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    Overpaid! ZOMG! they will regret this in 2020!

    With the clear lack of highly talented players at 3B this is a great move. And it's great to see that the ownership is willing to spend despite attendance/stadium issues unlike the team down south.

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    This was pretty random

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    He's not exactly shown he can stay healthy on a consistent basis...but good move nonetheless.

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    Great player would of waited to atleast to next season.
    He looks like he is injury prone, I would of spent the money on a guy that could hit beside Langoria, he needs some help.

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    Why does Longoria HATE MONEY???
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    I like the deal for both sides. A star quality player on an underpayment per season for a team that relies on discounts and guaranteed 90 million or so over ten years for a guy who has had injury issues.

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    Good deal if he can stay healthy, him being a 3b wont help that either

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    So let it be known front offices.. Sign a player to a cheap contract/rip them off and you'll have to pay them 100 million minimum in their final 5 years.

    First questionable move the Rays have made in a long time, but they had to do it so it's hard to be critical of it. Knowing the Rays, they likely trade him in a few years and get the next best up and coming third baseman with a future ace who was originally a throw in.


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    I don't understand how the rays continue to sign people for cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell133 View Post
    So let it be known front offices.. Sign a player to a cheap contract/rip them off and you'll have to pay them 100 million minimum in their final 5 years.

    First questionable move the Rays have made in a long time, but they had to do it so it's hard to be critical of it. Knowing the Rays, they likely trade him in a few years and get the next best up and coming third baseman with a future ace who was originally a throw in.
    Questionable? Thats a killer contract, especially with how good Longoria is and how inflation works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2009mvp View Post
    Why does Longoria HATE MONEY???
    Quote Originally Posted by Cub_StuckinSTL View Post
    I don't understand how the rays continue to sign people for cheap
    Actually this is a good deal for Longo and it's not exactly cheap. He was locked up through 2016 which puts him at 31 when he becomes a FA. He missed 88 this season and 29 the season before that while in his prime. He is guaranteeing himself a 6/100 contract at 31+.
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    he is the face of TB baseball and this needed to be done. the deal is "cheap" in term of what he could have got.

    i just wish he could stay on the field all year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capital G View Post
    he is the face of TB baseball and this needed to be done. the deal is "cheap" in term of what he could have got.

    i just wish he could stay on the field all year
    Could of got from who? Rays had him locked for the next 4 seasons and he has had some injury problems the past couple of years. Good deal for Longo since he would have been 31 by the time he hit the market and a $100 million contract for someone who plays 3B is not guaranteed.

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