George_Foreman wrote:umm... yeah. those are the same numbers i used:originally, he gets $17M this year, $15M next year, and $15M in 2008 (assuming he makes the vesting options). total: $47M over 3 years
the "option years" are vesting options, meaning it's not a decision the team makes but rather some benchmark he's got to reach statistically. the vesting option is for 2007 is just for 450 ABs which will definitely happen if he doesn't get injured (although i'll grant that injuries havn't been uncommon for him recently). either way, he should be able to manage to 450 ABs with little difficulty, IMO. at best, he's gotten him self a slightly less risky (for him) as well as longer deal for a somewhat large price cut.
either way, i'm glad it happened and i hope there arent' any problems with the union.
I see what you are saying ..
The recent injuries may have played alot into this. So now those years are guaranteed and that is looked at as a plus by the MLBPA, I believe