Friday, November 10, 2017

Sporting News: Players whose contracts will likely burden their new teams

MLB free-agent contracts tend to reflect past performance rather than future expectations. Teams must battle the alluring shine created by a player’s production history as they set their sights to improve their clubs via the high-priced, long-term free agent market.

Despite evolving models that balance the longevity of a player’s contract with a salary worthy of the anticipated production value, teams often fail to find an equilibrium. We will cover three players — a starting pitcher, a position player and a reliever — who may sign eight- or nine-figure contracts that will become a burden for their new clubs.

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