I'm sorry the Mets (at least) didn't get a shot here.Great teams with happy players get contracts renewed much easier than teams like the Mets.Look for Nelson Cruz to follow.
While I too am disappointed, this is an interesting development.Amongst free agent SS, Hardy was tied as the leader in fWar at 3.4.The person he tied with, Hanley Ramirez, is in a class all his own since he is one of the top offensive threats in the whole market.But for the rest of the SS market, this presumably sets a ceiling for potential deals. So in theory no one is going to easily get more than $13.3m / season.
I was thinking just the opposite...that Hardy already coming off the market before the Hot Stove season began is going to skyrocket the price of other shortstop options in a now-dwindling supply.
I think this guarantees a record deal for Ramirez
Reese: I can hear the opening day announcer now: "starting at SS, Wil-mer Flo-res"Mack's right - somewhere, we have to become the team that players will want to sign with, even at a discount, because they are winning and happy. One ingredient to "happy" is happier hitting dimensions.
No way Hanley Ramirez' new deal exceeds the contract extension the Rockies gave Troy Tulowitzki.
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