Author Topic: McCutchen signs with Pirates, 6y/51m  (Read 2179 times)

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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: McCutchen signs with Pirates, 6y/51m
« Topic Start: March 05, 2012, 10:42:22 AM »
Or playoffs.

That's his first two free agent years and a club option for a third. Bad deal for McCutchen, great deal for the Pirates.

The 25-year-old Aegis Sports Management client has just two fewer days of service time than Jay Bruce did when he signed nearly the same deal -- six years and $51MM. Likewise, Justin Upton had less than three years of service time when the Diamondbacks locked him up for six years and $51.25MM. The Pirates, like the Reds, were able to secure a club option, which Arizona failed to do in Upton's case.  MLBTR's Tim Dierkes examined McCutchen's case last May, noting how he'd played significantly more games than Upton and deserved at least as much money.

seems in line with the comps