Originally written on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 10/19/14
When it comes time to sign your next contract in professional sports you typically want to make sure that you are in the best shape you can be. Injured? Deal with it and get healthy. Whatever you do, you don't do anything stupid that could impact the value of your contract. If your a shortstop known for stealing bases you probably do not want to go skydiving and risk a fractured ankle by possibly landing on wrong. If anything, you go above and beyond to make sure that nothing bad happens. One stupid, unfortunate accident can mean the difference between a multi-million dollar deal and a league minimum deal. Just ask Francisco Liriano about it. An off-season addition to the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation, the veteran left-hander was initially penned to a two-year, $12.75 million deal. Then he broke his arm and that contract shrank down to a single season contract with just a million guaranteed. To add insult to injury, he has only himself to blame. It was in...
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