deerayfan072 wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:Matthias wrote:First, I don't know how you can count on Crawford. I might be wrong, but I think his contract is up in the next year of so (including options)? Maybe the Rays bust their bank to resign him, but based upon past history, I doubt it.
Crawford's contract has options for 2009 and 2010.
What past history is that?
Signing Crawford to a long term deal?
Signing Rocco to a long deal?
Signing Pena to a long deal?
Signing Longoria to a long Deal?
Signing Shields to a long deal?
You get the point. I am pretty sure the Rays have never let someone go from here that went on to be anything more than average and most just to be terrible. Did the Rays not sign some people, yea, but those guys didn't need long term deals.
Pogo is right, the Rays do have those as option years, and they are working as we speak on an extension for CC
Most of those contracts just bought out arbitration years. The D-Rays have never had anyone good that hit free agency. So of course they are not going to have anyone have any leave that was good.