OPEN THREAD - Huge Contracts that Bring Meh Results


The deals that Manny Machado and Bryce Harper were record breaking.

How have they translated so far this season and how do their stats stand up to someone a lot of Mets fans have already given up (Michael Conforto)?:

Machado:    370-AB, .268, 25-HR, 66-RBI

Harper:        368-AB,  .259, 17-HR, 70-RBI

Conforto:     324-AB,  .250,  18-HR, 49-RBI

How would Mets fans have reacted had they handed out a $330 million contract to a guy delivering .258/17/70 or .270/25/66 for $300 million?


Reese Kaplan said...

The numbers they're producing are solid if not spectacular. It's not like they've done a whole disappearing act like Robinson Cano. I think the fans would be OK but not doing cartwheels had they acquired either of the big two. The gesture alone would have restored a lot of long-lost fan support since it would have indicated a desire to win and pay what it costs to do so.

Mack Ade said...

I've seen very few long term contracts that made either the team or fan base happy.

They are designed to put smiles on the faces of the player signed... and his agent.

bill metsiac said...

I've felt that way for a long time. Ellsbury. Pujols, Cano, Stanton, et al haven't come close to the value of the contracts. Cano has come closest.

Gary Seagren said...

Different subject but would any of you guys do a Thor AND Wheeler for the Yanks Torres?

Reese Kaplan said...

I'd have to consider it. Pitching is far more difficult to find than hitting, but Wheeler's a rental and Thor is good for 2 more years. Torres is good for what, 5?

Met monkey said...

Could ya throw in Cano? Ha! Then yes.

Tony said...

I don't like to see long-term ten year contracts, if a player's stats are mediocre the fans will react to the player in a negative way, In my opinion A GM should not go more than a four year contract with a player.

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