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Byron Buxton Signs Extension With Minnesota Twins

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Tom Froemming
Byron Buxton has signed an extension to stay with the Minnesota Twins for seven more seasons. We've been anxiously awaiting this. It's a $100 million plus incentive and comes with a full no-trade clause.
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I don't think anyone in baseball history has been paid anything close with career offensive numbers that look like Buxie's. A 28-year old who has 1 season over 75 hits,, zero 20-HR seasons, never scored or driven in 60, stole only 71 bases to date as one of the fastest players in the game, has a career OBP under .300, has more career K's than stolen bases, RBI's, and runs combined, and has played in 100 games only once, etc, etc. 

If I were shown these numbers from a nameless player half way through his career and told he declined a very generous 70-80 mil and wanted 100, I'd have immediately helped him pack for the demotion. I hope Bux's second act is closer to Carlos Correa's first. Drafted 1 spot ahead of Byron, this man is already a legend in Houston and top 3 all-time in 3 postseason stats.

Billie Bean be like "His OBP is .299 and he wants HOW MUCH?

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1 minute ago, Dennesey55347 said:

I don't think anyone in baseball history has been paid anything close with career offensive numbers that look like Buxie's. A 28-year old who has 1 season over 75 hits,, zero 20-HR seasons, never scored or driven in 60, stole only 71 bases to date as one of the fastest players in the game, has a career OBP under .300, has more career K's than stolen bases, RBI's, and runs combined, and has played in 100 games only once, etc, etc. 

If I were shown these numbers from a nameless player half way through his career and told he declined a very generous 70-80 mil and wanted 100, I'd have immediately helped him pack for the demotion. I hope Bux's second act is closer to Carlos Correa's first. Drafted 1 spot ahead of Byron, this man is already a legend in Houston. 

Billie Bean be like "His OBP is .299 and he wants HOW MUCH?

Except if you trim Buxton's numbers to the past three years - after he stopped tinkering with his swing and went back to being the guy he was when drafted - his OPS is .900. That's why he's getting paid and at that point, Billy Beane wouldn't care about his OBP in comparison to the rest of his tools.

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