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    Indians Sign Carmona To Long-Term Deal

    Indians Sign Carmona To Long-Term Deal
    10th April, 2008 - 11:59 am
    espn.com - The Indians have signed right-hander Fausto Carmona to a multiyear contract extension, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney is reporting.

    Carmona's contract is potentially worth $43 million over seven years, with the first four years guaranteed for $15 million total. With escalators, the contract could exceed $43 million.

    The deal is guaranteed through 2011 with club options for 2012, 2013 and 2014. The team will formally announce the extension at a 3 p.m. ET news conference.
    No way Perez is going to get some of those figures being tossed around by some fans even with Boras as his agent.

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    Perez will get his money. 4/56 seems about right.

    Keep in mind, this is Carmona being signed through his cheap years. Carmona would make alot more on the open market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    No way Perez is going to get some of those figures being tossed around by some fans even with Boras as his agent.
    Perez has nothing to do with Carmona. Carmona was four years away from FA. Perez will get paid if he posts a year like 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeyman3 View Post
    Perez has nothing to do with Carmona. Carmona was four years away from FA. Perez will get paid if he posts a year like 2007
    Still the fact that Carmona is a better pitcher then Perez goes a long way in my book.

    4/56 is outrageous for Perez. I know pitching is a premium but you're just throwing yourself in a fire committing that much money to a guy who lacks consistency throughout his entire career. I'd give Perez a 3/36 at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Still the fact that Carmona is a better pitcher then Perez goes a long way in my book.
    And when his time comes, he'll get a bigger deal then Perez has gotten.

    4/56 is outrageous for Perez. I know pitching is a premium but you're just throwing yourself in a fire committing that much money to a guy who lacks consistency throughout his entire career. I'd give Perez a 3/36 at most.
    The reason I chose 4/56? That's the contract that Mark Buehrle signed.

    If Perez has another good year and hits Free Agency, I could see him signing a Mark Buehrle type contract.

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    4/56 seems like a pipe dream if he continues to pitch like he has.

    I think he's going to want something like 6/100


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    Quote Originally Posted by elot View Post
    4/56 seems like a pipe dream if he continues to pitch like he has.

    I think he's going to want something like 6/100

    eLOT
    He might want it, he'll never get it though.

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    You think the Indians will have enough to extend Sabathia? Hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbro22 View Post
    You think the Indians will have enough to extend Sabathia? Hope not.
    Unless he gives the Indians a home team discount the Yankees will make CC the highest paid pitcher of all time.

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    This probably means the Indians have gave up on Sabathia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbro22 View Post
    You think the Indians will have enough to extend Sabathia? Hope not.
    The cost certainty when it comes to Carmona might help them re: Sabathia.

    But I think Sabathia is going to be looking for Santana money and that will be tough for any smaller market team to cough up. They did pay 93 million in 2001, so I don't think adding payroll is necessairily out of the Question, and they do have some more expireing contracts like Sabathia (9 mil) Byrd (7.5 mil), Blake (3.75 mil), Borowski (4 mil), they could not pick up Carroll (2.5 mil) and Michaels (2.6 mil) contract options. So it's possible they come up with enough cash to keep him.

    But it'll be tough to have Hafner, Westbrook, and Sabathia's 10+ mill annually contracts all on the books....particuarly in 2-3 years when their young players aren't making <1 Million.

    On a side note, the Indians really have done a great job locking up their young talent. Sizemore's controlled reasonable through 2012, Peralta through 2011, Martinez through 2010, Carmona for 7 more years.

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    Let's just say, the Giants messed up the entire market.

    I know the other contracts, Hampton, Brown, Pavano, etc but that 7year/126 killed the entire situation with pitcher contracts.

    I hope the Mets lock up Maine to Francis/Wainwright type money.

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    c.c. keeps pitchin the way he does and no one is going to give him 10 mil a year. i'm a indians fan and i've never been that high on sabathia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendu24 View Post
    i'm a indians fan and i've never been that high on sabathia.
    Well what are you high on then? Because you obvioulsy are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV51 View Post
    Let's just say, the Giants messed up the entire market.

    I know the other contracts, Hampton, Brown, Pavano, etc but that 7year/126 killed the entire situation with pitcher contracts.

    I hope the Mets lock up Maine to Francis/Wainwright type money.
    I don't really agree....Johan Santana was due to be the highest paid pitcher in the league, he more then deserved it. As you touched on the other contracts, Mike Hampton got 121 million dollars and Santana was going to go over that anyways, so how much higher did it really set the bar, 6 million?

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