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  1. #1
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    Phillies sign PROSPECT Scott Kingery to potential 9 year deal

    Signed through 2023 but also 3 team option years to take it through 2026

    #35 overall prospect. Unsure of $.

    He looks like a guy who will have a lengthy, productive career but wow.

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    Only the 2nd guy ever to sign a longterm deal before making a major league debut, the other was Jon Singleton. Seems like an odd move, least let him play some in the bigs before you give him a long deal. I know it has a bunch of team options just seems odd.

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    I wish we could sign Bo Bichette and Vlad Guerrero to contracts like that.

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    The contract includes a $1.5MM signing bonus, per Gelb, who also has the yearly breakdown. Kingery will earn $750K this year, $1.25MM in 2019, $1.5MM in 2020, $4MM in 2021, $6MM in 2022 and $8MM in 2023. Additionally, thereís a $1MM buyout with the options.

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    As a Philís fan. I like the deal

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    If he is a bust, is just 24 million, which is a lot, but still nothing that would **** a team long term.

    If he becomes good, then itís a ****ing steal!


    I can see more teams and players doing this, it benefits both really. A kid gets life changing money without even having to prove himself in the majors and a team could keep him for a lot more time and not lose him at age 26-27.


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    Yeah I can see deals like these becoming the regular

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    If he's really gonna play all over the diamond then he's kind of invaluable and will easily be worth the $

    The potential for major surplus value is high AF

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    Options are for 13m, 14m, 15m = 42m

    Pretty well constructed. That's like what Cozart got in FA and what Neil Walker reportedly turned down a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    Options are for 13m, 14m, 15m = 42m

    Pretty well constructed. That's like what Cozart got in FA and what Neil Walker reportedly turned down a year ago.
    Itís incredibly safe for both sides. Who knows what the market will be by then.

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    God I love this. Essentially have him through his age 31 season.


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    koldjerky loves this over Pizza Rolls & Cheesesteaks.
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    This seems like a bad deal for Kingery. You want a guy who is willing to bet on himself a little more than this. Especially in this environment where no one wants to pay a 31 year old. Should keep the Phils from playing games with delaying his big league time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    If he is a bust, is just 24 million, which is a lot, but still nothing that would **** a team long term.

    If he becomes good, then itís a ****ing steal!


    I can see more teams and players doing this, it benefits both really. A kid gets life changing money without even having to prove himself in the majors and a team could keep him for a lot more time and not lose him at age 26-27.


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    And they don't need to delay his service time, he can come right up to the big leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkais9009 View Post
    Yeah I can see deals like these becoming the regular
    They already are fairly regular.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    If he is a bust, is just 24 million, which is a lot, but still nothing that would **** a team long term.

    If he becomes good, then itís a ****ing steal!


    I can see more teams and players doing this, it benefits both really. A kid gets life-changing money without even having to prove himself in the majors and a team could keep him for a lot more time and not lose him at age 26-27.


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    It certainly benefits the teams because even if you get a situation like Jose Tabata or Jon Singleton, the team doesn't suffer.
    I'm not sure how these deals really benefit the players, since their trading their entire prime for little-guaranteed money.

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