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Posted 26 August 2023 - 10:09 AM

This is why teams carry insurance on these guaranteed contracts. 


I don't know what the truth is, but the public things I've read said they weren't carrying insurance.

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Posted 26 August 2023 - 10:34 AM

If you just do some math, the deferred money in the contract (across all 7 years) is 80M.  The next 3 years - you can't play with 2023 - is just over 70M, so the Nationals are on the hook for around 150M. 


This isn't that unlike Chris Davis who 'retired' in 2021 with the 42M deferred in his contract and the 2022 season at 17M.  They spread out the 17M over 3 years and the deferred money which was already interest free, is what it was.  I'd make the same arguments for Strasburg I made for Davis.


1) Give something back.  I know you don't have to but he has produced absolutely nothing for his 245M.  


2) You don't even have to 'give up' the money.  Say he knocks 25M out of the remaining money so now the Nationals owe him 125M, not 150M.  He commits 25M of the 125 to Nationals charities, 2.5M per year over the next 10 years and the Nationals match that contribution (so they still pay the 25M) but the optics (which I everyone says they don't care about) are better.


3) He takes 10M per year (really 12.5M - 2.5M above), no interest, over the next 10 years.


Community/charity gets 50M

He defers out the remaining contract

MLBPA makes a 'present value' argument to describe how much money he gave up.

Lerner family doesn't really care about the structure, they are looking to sell the team, so the down stream structure lessens current impact and it's just a cost for the next group.  

Nationals still paying Max 15M per 2024-2028.

(like mdrunning said) he takes some Organizational advisory role as a career Nat.

#1603 BSLChrisStoner



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Posted 24 April 2024 - 09:50 AM

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