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The Diamondbacks expect to sign Martin Prado to a long term deal

Jan 24, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

Getting Martin Prado as part of the Justin Upton deal was clearly important to the Dbacks. Maybe more important than we first realized:

 

Prado has requested $7 million in arbitration this year, so his long-term deal will likely be around $10 million a year? A bit more?  I like Prado as a player, but that seems awfully high to commit to a guy with his track record who will be 30 when he hits free agency.  Prado’s value has always been his versatility and hoe solid he is. That’s great when you’re team-controlled.  It’s not so great when you start making eight figures a year. For that, you need more upside than Prado has ever shown.

  1. frank433 - Jan 24, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I love those solid hoes.

    • jarathen - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      None of that cheap plastic junk. We’re talking solid wood and iron.

  2. innout10 - Jan 24, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Prad is worth every dime of 10 million bucks. All-star caliber at 5 positions… No brainer. Hate to see him go but a great trade for braves

    • townballblog - Jan 24, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      I agree, Prado is indeed worth $7-$10 Mil/year.

      * though I would say probably closer to $7 than $10

  3. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 24, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    teams have to be able to control their hoes…that’s they make them dolla dolla billz

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