R27 wrote:mhardy_03 wrote:R27 wrote:Mish with some more breaks on Stanton... Houston was involved early, but was unable to find something that worked for both sides... Giants offer is Beede, Ramos, Shaw, and Arroyo (their top-4 prospects) and taking on 85% of Stanton's contract.
Wow and the Cards topped it apparently? That is pretty impressive.
I bet the Cards have all the "eaten money" after the opt out.
There's some suggestion out there that Stanton had asked the Giants and the Cardinals about moving the opt-out to after 2019 instead of after 2020 (gets him out of the same free agent class as Trout) and moving some money from before the opt-out to after, the suggestion I heard was dropping the pre-opt out to essentially $40M/2 instead of $77M/3 and turns the opt out into $255M/8 versus $218/7. But nothing as far as whether the teams were okay with that. But I can't imagine they wouldn't be. Sets him up to be able to leave sooner if he doesn't like it.
Yeah that seems a little strange. I could see someone moving money up into the first 3 years to make up for the tax difference, but not moving up the opt out a year.