The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to an extension with Starling Marte today, putting the outfielder under team control through the 2021 season. The extension was for six years and $31 M, with two option years. Specific details about the yearly salaries and the option years are unknown. However, you don't need to see those details to know that this has the potential to be a huge value for the Pirates.
To put this deal in perspective, the Pirates extended Andrew McCutchen for six years plus one option year. McCutchen had two years of service time when he signed the deal, so like Marte, it bought out control of his first three free agent years. The maximum amount of the deal, including the option year, would be seven years and $65 M.
To scale Marte's deal to match McCutchen's deal, you'd ha...
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