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If Evan Longoria isn’t a Tampa Bay Ray for life, it certainly won’t be for a lack of trying.
The third baseman agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the team on Monday, which means that he will be under team control until 2023.
The 27-year-old had previously signed a six-year, $17.5 million deal with the team that included team options for the 2014-16 seasons where he would be paid $7.5 million, $11 million and $11.5 million, respectively. With the new deal including an option for the 2023 season, Longoria could be signed with the Rays until he is 38 years old.
In 2012, Longoria battled injuries through much of the year and appeared in just 74 games while batting .289 with 17 home runs and 55 runs batted in. The three-time All Star was drafted No. 3 overall by the Rays in the 2006 draft, and it appears he will be spending the entirety of his professional baseball life as a member of the Rays organization.
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The Tampa Bay Rays announced Monday they had agreed to a six-year contract extension with star Evan Longoria.
OK, that makes sense. Longoria, 27, is a power-hitting run producer who also sports a Gold Glove at third base. Hes one of 11 active players to average at least 25 homers and 90 RBIs during his first...
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Monday that third baseman Evan Longoria agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension. Longoria was already under contract through 2016, so the new deal keeps him in Tampa through 2022. The Rays also have an option for 2023. "We drafted Evan in 2006 with the belief that he and the organization would grow with each other and together accomplish...
The six year, $17.5 million contract that Evan Longoria signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in April of his 2008 rookie season was thought of as the best contract in all of baseball by a vast amount of fans and executives across the game. The Rays aren't going to need to worry about exercising Longoria's options from 2014 to 2016 in the original deal, because they've signed...
Anytime a $100 million contract is signed in professional sports it catches the eyes of all fans. Especially when it comes from a smaller market team like the Tampa Bay Rays; but in order to ensure their franchise player stuck around long term it was a necessary move that had to be made. This deal works out great for both sides and really demonstrates the kind of character Longoria...
Ben and Sam discuss Evan Longoria`s second extension and why players aren`t holding out for a bigger slice of the revenue pie.
Third baseman Evan Longoria is set for life. The 27-year old slugger signed a contract extension through 2022 for $100 million reports Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. The deal also includes a team option for 2023.
Topkin writes that Longoria's new contract will incorporate the salaries for 2013 through 2016 from his original contract ($6 million in 2013, $7.5 million...
If you haven’t heard the news yet, Tampa Bay Rays stud third basemen Evan Longoria got hooked-up with a fat new $100 million extension that will keep the All-Star in a Rays uniform through 2023. And while we think that Longoria’s numbers are far worthy to get an extension like this, some other guys in sports may not have been.
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Until he was dethroned by Mike Trout this summer, Evan Longoria had been a fixture atop my annual Trade Value series. It was partially due to the fact that he was both young and an excellent player, but, primarily, he ruled the list because his contract was so absurdly slanted in the Rays favor. Despite already racking up +29 WAR in his first four years in the Majors, Longoria...
Ok, I’ll be honest, I had a realyl good idea for a post as soon as I heard about Evan Longoria’s new $100 million contract extension. However, I had to go to class and therefore had to wait to actually sit down and write the thing. In that time, ESPN’s Dave Schoenfield, who gets paid to write about baseball full time, wrote a article that hit most of the points I wanted to...
The Tampa Bay Rays have locked up one of their franchise cornerstones for a long time.
The team tweeted that it had extended All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria's contract through the 2022 season, with a team option for 2023.
The deal adds $100 million to his existing contract, which was set to run through 2016.
His original deal, which was for six years and $17.5 million...
Jerry Crasnick of ESPNcom and Baseball America calls in to discuss Evan Longoria’s new deal, its impact on David Wright, and other offseason topics in baseball.
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While the Rays made a major move on Monday to lock up star third baseman Evan Longoria through 2022, the Red Sox continued planning for their future as the rumor mill kept spinning. Here are some updates: -After designating them for assignment on Wednesday, the Red Sox re-signed RHP Sandy Rosario, RHP David Carpenter, and [...]
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron analyzes all baseball — and, in particular, the part of baseball concerning Evan Longoria‘s new contract. Also: Hiroki Kuroda. Also-also: Michael Ynoa and 16-year-old pitchers, generally.
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