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    Braves sign Andrelton Simmons 7yrs/58 million dollars

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    Source: Simmons deal with #Braves is seven years, $58M.
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    #Braves have now committed $280.7 million on extensions for Kimbrel, Teheran, Simmons, Heyward and Freeman.
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    Simmons breakdown: $1M sign bonus, salaries of $1M, $3M, $6M, $8M, $11M, $13M, $15M
    Locking up their core guys.
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    Braves sign Andrelton Simmons 7yrs/58 million dollars

    Wow. That's roughly 8MM a year. If Simmons stays healthy, that'll be a steal.

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    thats a real good deal for the braves
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    Smart to lock up a player like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Wow. That's roughly 8MM a year. If Simmons stays healthy, that'll be a steal.
    But he was under contract for two more years under league minimum and three arb years, I don't think is hat big of a steal.

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    it is financial security for Simmons in case he gets hurt/under performs, and it is a risk/reward for the Braves depending on if he gets hurt or under performs (that's the risky side) or the reward side being him continuing to develop and making the contract a value.

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    I like it for the Braves

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    I'm liking this deal. Atlanta locking up all their core guys.

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    Braves sign Andrelton Simmons 7yrs/58 million dollars

    Their buying a couple of his FA years at a pretty cheap price. Smart on both accounts, Simmons should hit FA at a relative young age still.

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    If he can improve into even an average hitter his value will rocket. Extremely valuable player just on defense alone.

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    Wren is doing a great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    Wow. That's roughly 8MM a year. If Simmons stays healthy, that'll be a steal.
    He had 5 years under arb controlled salaries, and is getting 5 million dollars before he would have even started arb (unless he reached super 2).

    They are overpaying him a little in the front in hopes that he pans out like a true top shortstop.....and he very well could, but this isn't a steal. It's a good signing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Their buying a couple of his FA years at a pretty cheap price. Smart on both accounts, Simmons should hit FA at a relative young age still.
    With none of the years being any seasons above age 30 which is very good for Simmons.

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    The Braves were silly to make this deal. If they had been smart they could have brought him up in June of last season and gotten an extra year of service time out of him and kept him under control for 7 seasons. That's more or less 4 years of paying Simmons less than a million dollars per season and 3 years of arbitration. There is no freaking way in this life or the next that Simmons would have accrued nearly 60 million dollars through Arbitration in 3 years. They do lose one year out of him by not giving him the contract, but they would have saved an astronomical amount of money by doing so. Btw, Andrew McCutchen has only made under 6 million in his 5th season so far. Kershaw has made 20 million after 6 full seasons. I doubt one more arbitration year would have saw his salary go past 15 million for a combined 35 million over 7 seasons, and we're talking about Kershaw here, not Simmons. The Braves overpaid, big time.
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    I don't know how worried about the dollars they are; these signings are more of a statement to their fans that they won't let young talent get away.

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