Braves Extend Ozzie Albies | MLBTR

Braves Extend Ozzie Albies | MLBTR It’s a seven-year deal that’ll promise Albies $35MM, per the New York Post’s Joel Sherman (Twitter links). The contract begins in 2019 and contains a pair of club options valued at $7MM, and each comes with a $4MM buyout. Technically speaking, Albies is promised six years and $34.425MM in…

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MLB’s Cuba Deal Just Got Scuttled

MLB’s Cuba Deal Just Got Scuttled Late last year, news broke that Major League Baseball had reached an agreement for players to leave Cuba using a posting system similar to that which exists between MLB and the Japanese NPB or the Korean KBO. Major League Baseball, its players’ association and the Cuban Baseball Federation reached…

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Braves Extend Ozzie Albies

Braves Extend Ozzie Albies The Braves continued to lock up their core pieces Thursday, announcing a contract extension with second baseman Ozzie Albies that’ll guarantee the 22-year-old a total of $35MM from 2019-25. The contract includes a pair of club options reportedly valued at $7MM apiece, each of which has a $4MM buyout. If both are…

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Getting Mike Trout to a 15-WAR Season

Getting Mike Trout to a 15-WAR Season The baseball world suffered a brief moment of shock on Tuesday night. Mike Trout, who needs no introduction within this interrupting clause to emphasize his greatness, was replaced by Peter Bourjos in the fourth inning of the Angels-Brewers game. Afterwards, Trout was diagnosed with a mild groin strain,…

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