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Extend Gausman NOW!


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38 minutes ago, Bahama O's Fan said:

We should have done it with Machado and Tillman. Extend them as early as possible when their market is lower and they will be cheaper.

Should we have really done that with Tillman?  Could be damaged goods or could be in a position in 2018 where he has to rebuild his value.  

There are risks on both sides of it.  Manny had to prove his health.  They weren't going to extend him coming of two knee surgeries.  

With that said, I'm on board with extending Gausman.  I feel he has turned a corner.  Clean delivery.  Injury shouldn't be a huge worry. 

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49 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

The kid isn't a winner.  Sure he pitched well today but they lost.  If he can't learn to inspire his teammates to score more runs for him he's never going to be an ace.

Yeah, he's in mid season form with his inability to inspire run support!

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The O's should definitely offer him a contract.  Maybe 4 years/$40 mill w/ 2 options?  When you sign players well before free agency, you not only save money, you can have valuable trade chips.  TB  is a master at signing players to pre-arbitration deals.  Their starters haven't been dominant, but they're signed to team friendly deals and have a ton of surplus value. 

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31 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

I think for pitchers there is always an incentive to extend, they are just more of an injury risk than position players.

Yes, but when you have teams like the Dodgers who give out eight figure salaries to injured pitchers, the risk getting injured is minimized.

 

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I thought I was polite. Meant to be. Gaus has little incentive to extend now. Except for that first little big contract he could get. 4/20. Buy out a year or 2 of FAgency.WAY more than he'll get in ARB. Set for life.

 

He has nothing but upside. No choice but to hold out. Except for that quick set money thang...

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