Found April 01, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Elvis Andrus
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Over the weekend, news broke of huge extensions being signed by Justin Verlander and Buster Posey. The two former MVPs got paid, handsomely. Add one more key player getting a lengthy extension to that list, as news has now broke of shortstop Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers agreeing to an 8-year, $120 million dollar extension. This new extension start after the 2014 season, which means that over the next ten years, Andrus will get paid a little over 131 million dollars. But, the important numbers are the 15 million per year he will get paid starting in 2015. It’s not a terribly high number for a starting SS, I suppose. But it is a number that’s large enough to generate some questions, most importantly, is Elvis Andrus worth that much? At the start of his extension, Andrus will still be just 26 years old. Theoretically, he will not have even reached his peak yet. Furthermore, the extension ends when he will be 35, which should be just in time to let him walk away before his heavy decline starts. But those are just thoughts based on typical production peeks and declines. Andrus is a different player, and I don’t [...]
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