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James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin

James Loney’s Asking Price a Reminder of Russell Martin

Today we heard that James Loney is the top target for the Pirates at first base. In that article I posted an update from Jeff Passan that Loney was seeking three years and $27-30 M per year.

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/408323157485813760

What a player is asking for and what a player eventually receives are two totally different things. As an example, last year Russell Martin was reported to be asking for a four-year deal at $9-10 M per year, which is where Loney started this year.

https://twitter.com/AndrewMarchand/statuses/273455367235723264

Martin signed two days after that tweet, getting two years and $8.5 M per year. I don't know if that means Loney will eventually get what Martin received. What I do know is that if there was a team willing to give Loney $9-10 M p...

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