When players of similar ability are making $35M or more over 2 seasons you see how young players get ripped off. I kind of hope he turns into a bust and the Braves end up paying him to play for a rival just so they get their monies worth because Albies turning into a stud would be the worst possible thing for his career on this contract. Right now, Albies would have been faced with the league minimum, and the Braves have the ability to non-tender him with no financial consequence going forward. Hernández is a solid starting second baseman (which is the realistic long-term worst-case scenario for Albies) and he’s made $15.4 million from 2017 to 2019. Albies himself may not have a clear sense of what he is worth, and he may have felt some urgency to get a payday sooner rather than later. Now, we are getting tangible examples of why people said he’s out of his depth. okay. This. Ocuna is gonna be great when he reaches the majors… some think he’ll be even better than Acuña, Locking up core for cheap. And not filthy rich. It shouldn’t affect them at all. Unless they felt they had no choice. The beloved Showtime series with a much-loathed finale will return for a limited run in 2021. Presumably, all of the points made here were spelled out to Albies before he made what amounts to a life-altering decision. You really need to get away from pro sports for a while and read some news stories about diamond mines in Africa or sweatshop workers in Southeast Asia before throwing around words like exploitative in regards to someone that just guaranteed himself $45 million dollars in salary. That’s the issue. If Albies reaches even 80% of his potential, he’s worth $200 million easily based on current market value and future inflation. Please do a comparable contract analysis and tell me he didn’t get hammered. On April 11, 2019, the Braves and second baseman Ozzie Albies agreed on an extension that could keep the dynamic switch-hitter in Atlanta through 2027. We have no idea what drives these players. It’s great if you’re a Braves fan. Anyone who actually steps back and looks at the system as it is right now, and removes their bias towards “that’s the way it’s always been”, should be shocked at how bad it is. I haven’t even mentioned the Team. It would never pass but players would get paid off of performance. It’s not like he’s getting food stamps. Long one of the game’s top-ranked prospects, Albies earned what figures to be the first of multiple All-Star nods last year as part of a season that both Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs pegged at 3.8 wins above replacement. I love these guys, they didn’t chase money, they love the Atlanta Braves, and money like most other people was not their main driving factor or consideration which tells me everything I need to know about these guys. The 2020 Astros Are Only Half an Underdog, The Supervillains of the MLB Playoffs Just Won’t Die, Why the 2020 MLB Postseason Has Been All About Home Runs. At this point in his career, he’s almost 50-50 the work of his talents and the Braves. “Keep playing in Atlanta with his friend”. Maybe you;ll see an extension once they reach the club option years if they are still playing at a higher level, but any extension would be tacted on most likely. lol) If he’s got any faith in his game at all, then the deal is idiotic. But the new expanded rosters + covid means there are a LOT more players than usual. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Albies and Acuna Jr . Please use this form to report an issue with your speaker profile or to request removal from our online catalog. 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How can these 5-foot specimens hit the ball that far without PEDs?!?! If it was the 28 man roster that would make sense. But at least they'll still be tethered to the same small, incompetent agency they began with. How is your fantasy baseball team going? It’s the product of leaguewide efforts—coordinated or not—to depress player salaries and the Braves’ willingness to leverage Albies’s structural negotiating advantages against him. But I’m not sure what it is exactly. Someone bought high on him in fantasy last year! But, in this case, Albies is not allowed to negotiate with anyone else, only the Braves. Bro, read the first paragraph of the article. Why SHOULDN’T Atlanta try to go for a 7/$35 if he’d accept? For years, companies have turned to AthleteSpeakers to get Ozzie Albies's booking fee, appearance cost, and booking agent contact information. And all three will get raises each of the next two seasons before hitting free agency. On July 11, against the Toronto Blue Jays, he had his first career multi-home run game. So basically, if he’s worth 0.5 WAR a year, it’s a solid deal. As for Ozzie….he and his agent must’ve felt comfortable saying yes to the deal. Last I heard, according to Kris Bryant, Boras was in the men’s room changing his boxers and pants because he let loose all over himself when the heard the news about Albies extension. Minter In Game 5 Of NLCS, Blue Jays Notes: Bichette, Shoemaker, Vlad, Framber Valdez, Blake Snell To Start Game 6 Of ALCS, How To Set Up Notifications For Breaking News. @Cam Secondly, you do realize that you can’t live off of $1.6 million forever right? Both Acuna and Albies seem to love Atlanta.  The deal includes options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons. This feels like trying to rationalize and justify things by envisioning some hypothetical virtuous gesture of generosity seven or more years down the road. Now, he gets to play!!! Let’s say he makes $25 mil over his arbitration years (likely a low number), he could easily make up the other $20 mil from this deal over the first two years of free agency by hitting the market around the age of 28. Atlanta Braves Newsstand Ozzie Albies Transactions, Watch out for the inconsistency but otherwise a great player. And even Ramírez got similar overall value for two years’ less commitment. just need swanson, camargo and fried next. What makes you think you know better than him how to deal with his money? Since 1999, we have built close relationships with top athletes, agents, publicists and managers. The salary cap and luxury cap kill teams that would spend freely and other teams have no intention of going over the cap. That sounds great to you because you’re not a highly talented baseball player. For everyone that thinks this is a steal for the Braves, have you looked at the stats? I don’t get it. When an organization request booking details for a celebrity like Ozzie Albies, we work closely with the client to make sure the proposed dates does not interfere with the requested athletes schedule. Got it. Along with Albies, his agents also represent Castellanos, Dietrich, Kimbrel, Lindor, and Jesmuel Valentin just signed a deal with the Orioles…so you’d think they were competent. The contract serves as a reminder that the teams hold overwhelming leverage in instances such as this, and the Atlanta organization took full advantage of that reality. Which again makes this even more laughable. As Aaron Judge is paid 684K coming off back-to-back AS appearances and finishing in the top-12 in MVP voting the last 2 years. Because that x million dollars is 20x what your average joe will make in his life. Baseball is truly broken if an all star caliber player is only getting this contract. Let’s try to put this deal in context. You’re right, I have no idea what went on in the negotiation room. He lives in the barracks and eats at the chow hall.