So the Rays locked up rookie third baseman Evan Longoria today to a long-term deal. The first six years of the deal are guaranteed with a club option in 2014 and a two year option for 2015 and 2016. He's guaranteed to make $17.5 million over the first six years and could potentially earn over $44 million if the Rays actually exercise both options. This is the longest deal in team history.
Evan Longoria has played six fucking games at the big league level.
I suppose they could actually save money if he actually fills his potential, however one would or should consider this a gamble. His deal was negotiated by Paul Cohen who is the same agent who negotiated the six year $31 million deal for 23 year old Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who's lighting shit up in Colorado this season...better double check that.
Look, no doubt this kid has sick potential and the chance to be one the game's stars, but this shit is just dumb. He's completely unproven at the big league level and hasn't done anything to deserve or warrant that type of contract. He's far from a sure thing, as there are few of those to begin with in baseball.
Who ever greenlit this shit better cross his fucking fingers.