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Agents hate hate hate the Adam Lind deal

Apr 6, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

Adam Lind headshot.jpgKen Rosenthal reports that agents — or, at least the one agent that would allow Rosenthal to quote him — hates the deal Adam Lind signed with the Blue Jays:

“Three club options? The union hates those deals and understandably so. He should have gotten those numbers without the
options. The arbitration process rewards offensive production, and this
kid is going to produce.”

I agree it’s a very team-friendly deal, but if I were a DH these days I’d be shaking in my boots. Sure, Lind is better than Jack Cust but when it comes right down to it, anyone can hit, and with teams emphasizing defense so much more today than they did yesterday, a lot of position players are going to find themselves in the DH market going forward.

Not saying I don’t try to drive the hardest bargain possible if I’m Lind’s rep, but with the DH market, it’s a short drive.

  1. Moses Green - Apr 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    You go and tell Ken Rosenthal that when I want to know what an agent thinks I’ll bloody well go and ask Jon Heyman.

  2. Wes - Apr 6, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    I just wish Toronto would give Lind a legitimate shot at first. I played with him and the University of South Alabama and he was an amazing first baseman before getting moved to the outfield because the second best hitter couldn’t play any other position other than first.

  3. Robert Dudek - Apr 6, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    “I just wish Toronto would give Lind a legitimate shot at first.
    I think this is exactly what will happen when Overbay is traded mid-season.
    Sure, Lind is better than Jack Cust but when it comes right down to it, anyone can hit…
    Lind is still young and has a chance to be a special bat, i.e. one of the top 5 hitters in the league. So the “anyone can hit” meme has no relevance here, since not just anyone can be an elite hitter.

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