MLB.com: New year to bring changes on, off field in LA

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  1. THINKBLUE

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    2B D. Gordon L
    RF A. Ethier L
    CF M. Kemp R
    1B P. Fielder L
    SS H. Ramirez R
    LF J. Loney/J.Rivera/J. Sands L/R/R
    3B J. Uribe/Scrubs R
    C A.J Ellis R

    SOunds good to me Ruven!!!! Sign me up!
     
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    Contrary to what is in Boras' mind but Prince is the guy who will ultimately be the one making the decisions not him.
     
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    If he wants to make as much money as possible, he'll pretty much do what Boras says. Which with the market the way it is will probably be to wait.
     
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    Not sure he is all about but money that is the wild card I agree.
     
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    If the Nats are currently the front-runner, money is a pretty big deal.
     
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    He would've resigned with Milwaukee if it wasn't about money.
     
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    Almost every player signs anywhere for money. Their are some exceptions, but most players sign with whoever offers them the best contract financially and what incentives are within the contract.
     
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    If I had the talent to play in MLB and was the best player in the game...when I hit FA I would either stay with the team that gave me my chance or sign with the Dodgers...what can you do with 250 Million that you cannot do with 210 million? Just so stupid that money is the only thing that matters to these assclowns.
     
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    You can buy a more expensive jet. ;)
     
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    I used to think the same thing, that a couple million more isn't much to these guys. It really is though, honestly, I'm pretty sure you could think of some pretty great ways to spend an extra 40 million dollars haha.

    Even if you're only talking a couple million more, like 3-8 million, that's still a pretty large amount of money to turn down.
     
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    3-8...absolutely! Agreed!

    210-250...can't agree.
     
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    if only i was a secret bidder
     
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    Every dollar counts and how it is distributed really matters. Remember they are taking a major tax hit getting the money over such a short duration. In addition they can't be guaranteed future income after baseball or even after that contract. It isn't just the actual dollar amount after taxes it is also the return on investment you are giving up by not having the money. So 100 million not received is 7-9 additional million the first year assuming a 7% return compounded. If the money is left untouched for 8 years it would approximately double in that time so your 100 million is now 200 million and in another approx 8 years your original 100 million is 400 million. Now are you really going to turn down 400 million dollars.
     

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