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Old 02-12-2014, 09:38 AM
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Default Jonah Keri's Worst 15 Contracts

John Danks places #7, Adam Dunn as a dishonorable mention.

http://grantland.com/features/mlb-wo...albert-pujols/

Sounds about right.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:26 AM
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I dunno if Danks should rate so high on the list. He was 26 and coming off 5 very good years. Injuries made that contract into a bad one, it was not a bad one when it was signed.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:57 AM
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His list is only looking at the contracts from here until they expire, it doesn't matter if it looked good at the time.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:37 PM
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His list is only looking at the contracts from here until they expire, it doesn't matter if it looked good at the time.
It was a bad deal. When Kenny couldn't get the Yankees 2 best pitching prospects for Danks, he extended him. Danks was starting to decline before the injury,unless he was pitching hurt, which is possible, he was awfully young to see his production decline like it did.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:49 PM
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It was a bad deal. When Kenny couldn't get the Yankees 2 best pitching prospects for Danks, he extended him. Danks was starting to decline before the injury,unless he was pitching hurt, which is possible, he was awfully young to see his production decline like it did.
I agree, but it didn't look bad enough to belong on THIS list at the time.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:18 AM
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When you put the contract in perspective vs the other high revenue teams on the list, it is a crippling contract for a team like the Sox.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:47 AM
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I dunno if Danks should rate so high on the list. He was 26 and coming off 5 very good years. Injuries made that contract into a bad one, it was not a bad one when it was signed.
It was a little too much money... but hey no salary cap, right? It shouldn't be on the list though. It wasn't, and still isn't, that bad.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:41 PM
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John Danks places #7, Adam Dunn as a dishonorable mention.
If this list is done a year or two ago, does anyone disagree that Dunn would have been on the list?

As far as #1, Yanks are lucky that A-Rod was suspended for the year to save them $25 million. I bet they were hoping for a lifetime ban to get out of that contract. Knowing A-Rod's situation, the only buyout he'll take to "retire" is full value.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:42 AM
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As far as #1, Yanks are lucky that A-Rod was suspended for the year to save them $25 million. I bet they were hoping for a lifetime ban to get out of that contract. Knowing A-Rod's situation, the only buyout he'll take to "retire" is full value.
Worst contract, worst signing, worst player to have on your team. What a terrible ending. I mean, yeah, they won the WS, but this guy will never be able to appear in the Bronx again. Good.
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