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Rosenthal: Twins, Buxton closing in on extension


Brock Beauchamp
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13 minutes ago, Vanimal46 said:

I’m thrilled this got done before the lockout. If he stays healthy this will be an incredible value for the Twins. 

I don't care if the Twins get value, I just want to see a healthy Byron Buxton on the field in a Twins uniform. How much he's paid doesn't matter much to me. :D

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Step 1 is now done. With a healthy BB we will have an open window for seven years. 
 

Now let’s solve our Step 2: long term SS. If we have to move JD to get it done financially, so be it. Twins will be incredible up the middle for at least half a decade. 
 

If we get those two done, we have the young players both in the field and on the bump (in terms of both talent and cost) to be a strong contender, most likely starting in 2023. 

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1 hour ago, nicksaviking said:

The last three years of Wander Franco’s deal guarantees him more money per year than Buxton can earn if he wins MVP. The Twins got an absolute steal here, they need to re-invest this savings and not expect every deal to be so team friendly.

A steal if Buck can stay on the field.  Imagine if he can stay haelthy!

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So, correct me if I'm wrong, but if Buxton gets 625 PA every year and wins the MVP award every year,  the Twins will pay him a total of 173.5 million dollars over the course of the contract.  That would come to approximately 24.75M per year for a MVP winner 7 consecutive years.   LOL.  Team friendly you say.  Oh yeah.

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For those who think this deal is team friendly and a complete steal, just remember there is a flip side....yeah, he could win the MVP and still be making less than some other players, but given his history, he could just as well mess up his legs, lose a step, and start striking out every other at bat. That's the risk the Twins are taking on.

I do think the deal is fair to both sides, and I am glad they were able to come together.

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