Sano's first contract
by, 08-14-2013 at 08:44 AM (349 Views)
I wrote this article in June right after Sano was promoted to AA. Even though I clearly state that this was a conversation for next March IF Sano did well in AA, it was still ridiculed by a few short sighters. I wanted to repost and see what everyone thinks now.
"Now that Sano is in New Britain I thought we start speculating on how the Twins should handle him. I would love to see the Twins be proactive with him like the Rays were with Longoria. I think you go this agent next Spring and offer something like this.
8 years 40 Million
3 Million signing bonus up front
Year 1 500K
Year 2 500K
Year 3 1 Mil
Year 4 3 Mil
Year 5 5 Mil
Year 6 7 Mil
Year 7 9 Mil
Year 8 11 Mil
4 option s totaling 55 Mil, with the annual breakdown being 12, 13, 15 and 15 Mil.
This works for both sides. The Twins get a very team friendly contract that keep Sano here for at least 8 years and buys out 2 FA seasons. Sano gets 3 mil up front and 40 mil guaranteed. This way Sano can start next season at 3rd and not wait until June. The option years might be tough for the agent to swallow but I would push for them. What does everyone think?"