MLB News: What A Steal!
I was inspired to write this post based on something I read in an article by Tyler Kepner of the NY Times this morning.
Longoria, 23, is in the second year of a contract that could run for nine years and cost the Rays about $45 million. Rodriguez, 33, is in the second year of a contract that will run for 10 years and could cost the Yankees $305 million.
I don’t know how many of you have had the chance to watch Evan Longoria, but he is probably one of the most exciting players to come up since Ken Griffey Jr..
We got a glimpse of his potential last season during the post season when he set a record as the first rookie to homer in his first two post season at-bats.
He is currently hitting .368 with 10 homeruns and 39 RBI’s, and his defense is Gold Glove caliber.
After winning last season’s AL Rookie of the Year award, the young thrid baseman now has his sights set on the American League MVP award.
Last night the greatest closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera, gave up back to back homeruns for the first time in his career and it was Longoria who tagged him with that second homerun following up his teammate Carl Crawford. It was the second of his two homeruns in the game for Longoria.
I have to hand it to the Tampa Bay Rays for locking this kid up to a nine year $45 million dollar deal.
What a steal.
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