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Sign him to a ten year deal between now and December, and truly relax a while.
Because lets be honest... no one is relaxed about it now. Not truly. Right now it's the elephant in the room. No one wants to talk about it now, just sweep it under the rug until he's 21. But the issue exists and the conversation will need to be had
The fanbois are the only ones concerned with this crap right now.
Sanity. SuperFan37 hasn't returned has he?
I know Ted is willing to spend... but the next guy might not be.
Another concern; is who will the ownership even be in the hands of when Harper is a free agent if Ted Lerner (age 86 now) is no longer alive? Will it still be the Lerner family? I am not informed as to whether or not Ted has a son that would take over like Steinbrenner did. That's a big deal when talking about a team keeping it's nucleus locked up. I know Ted is willing to spend... but the next guy might not be. (See Cleveland Indians - Dick Jacobs/Dolan family of the present)
I'd ask that you guys quit derailing thread and get back to baseball discussion.
SuperFan37 hasn't returned has he?
How's the weather in Atlanta?
What gives? And you still never answered my question. Too deep of thought to ask for I guess.
I answered it already as have others - it's too early to lock up a kid for 10 year when a lot could happen.
Ok but do you think the opportunity will be there to do it if we as an organization choose that's the right path to go? That's all I'm asking. Will we have a shot at him
you're throwing out 10 for 200. Extensions are about safety on both sides- the club guarantees they get the services at a set price for a number of years, the player gets a hedge against injury and performance. A huge deal at this point puts all the risk on the nationals with very little upside, I think a more modest deal guaranteeing his arb years and buying out a year of free agency would be the best the team could hope for (and really, by calling him up, the lost a crap load of leverage, but Rizzo isn't Andrew Friedman)
Boras won't let Harper sign a long term extension unless it's market altering like ARod. I just don't see it happening as others have said.
because it makes no economic sense for the team to do it now, why lock your self into an enormous deal when you have no idea if the player will end up being worth it or what the market will end up looking like in seven seven years
People said the same about the Rays and Longoria. And now it looks like he is literally a slave to the Rays with that contract.
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