Odds & Ends: Tejada, Lincecum, Bedard

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5 years 7 months ago

Is it just me or does signing Lincecum to a long term deal now rather than after he dominates another year or two sound like a smart idea?

5 years 7 months ago

no it’s not just you, however, idk how his stock could get any higher

5 years 6 months ago

Its more like it getting lower… he has thrown a LOT of innings at a very young age. A large, long term deal, somewhere, is very wise for timmy

5 years 7 months ago

After this season is when I think you move on a 5 or 6 year backloaded deal for 90-110M. The Giants buyout the 3 arb years and get 2 or 3 FA years.
11 13M
12 14M
13 15M
14 20M
15 21M
16 22M team option

This gives them cost certainty the next 3 year’s. Then Zito’s deal comes off the books after 2013.

5 years 6 months ago

Don’t backload the deal, you want to frontload it so that if his skills start to deminish you don’t have a contract you aren’t able to unload.

Believe me I would sign him to a 10 year 140mil deal right now but you do it so that it decreases a little each year because it is easier to trade a pitcher making 10mil a year rather than one making 20+

either way the Giants can’t let Timmy go

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

Veeeery smart!

5 years 6 months ago

Actually, I think most GM’s would agree that (for the same amount of total $), you would always want to have a backloaded rather than frontloaded deal because:
a) The time value of money makes the backloaded deal a lower present value cost to the team;
b) Flexibility of payroll (as the Zito argument demonstrates); and finally and most important
c) If you need to trade the player in the later years, you can always pick up part of the backloaded payments for the remaining years – as a cash payment to the receiving team – to make him more tradeable.

All in all, a win for the team. Now the Players Association may have a different view.

5 years 6 months ago

He might sign for in excess of 20 million dollars a year in free agency. So now is the time to sign him if the giants want to keep him. I would not play around with backloading or frontloading his contract. Just pay him and give him his security if he is willing to do this type of deal.The Giants are not going to call the shots on his contract if he continues to pitch at his current level.

5 years 6 months ago

The MLBPA will want him to sign the biggest contract he possibly can.

5 years 6 months ago

he’s not going to want a front loaded contract, and the giants would need it to be backloaded i think.

wrigley, that sounds like a nice contract, but tim will have made more money than almost anyone after this year, and leaving a bunch of money may not be something he’ll do. that said it would sure be nice for the giants and for his own peace of mind if he would.