Of course, that $250,000 per year will be worth about $50,000 in today’s money in couple of decades.
I remember my dad telling me that when he was in law school (early 1950s) he and his friends agreed that if someone guaranteed them $10,000 a year for life, they’d be set.
Starter that would probably have been at AAA in 2024. Taken by the Guardians. 26, only 5'11". Probably a reliever if he makes it to the majors.
Not taken were:
Hudson Haskin, soon to be 25 year old outfielder with 60 speed, and the ability to put up a 360 OBP and a 800 OPS in both AA and AAA. 2nd round pick. Right handed bat who might be about to back up Mullins in center a some point in 2024. Doesn't have to be on 40 man but could be in ST. Coming off hip surgery that shorten his 2023. Poor arm and lack of power make him a bench player. But a good line drive hitter. Makes up for poor jumps and routes with his speed.
Maverick Handley, will be 26 years old in March catcher that could be the O's 3rd catcher in 2024. Had a 373 OBP at AAA last year. Good on the base paths. Strong arm. Threw out 34% of base stealer last year. Doesn't need to be on the 40 man but will be in ST. Had 9 errors in 2024 which is too high.