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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 their All-Star third baseman to a six year contract extension that will take him through the 2022 season. Seriously.
Longoria's salaries from 2013 through 2016 will be paid as scheduled, with the club option years closing out the deal becoming guaranteed salaries. Then, from 2017 through 2022, Longoria will make a total of $100 million. The new years added on to the deal will take place starting with Longoria's age 31 season, and go through his age 36 year. The new contract, former option years included, is now essentially a ten year, $136 million deal
Even with the *huge* financial burde...
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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...
Timing in life is everything, even more so when that timing seems unusual.
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...
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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...
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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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...
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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Things are really starting to boil over on the hot stove after coming back from a nice Thanksgiving break. Over the past two days, we've seen the Rays hand out the first $100 million contract in their history to the very worthy Evan Longoria, Jeff Keppinger break his leg and potentially give the Rays a huge break (no pun intended) in bringing the utilityman back, the potential...