4 reasons the Cleveland Guardians should sign outfielder Seiya Suzuki
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1. It’ll be an affordable contract
By all accounts, Suzuki stands to get a contract somewhere around $55-60 million for five years. Though it’s risky to be tied to a five-year deal for a guy who has never played in the majors, Suzuki has an incredible pedigree in Japan that makes it worth rolling the dice, especially at around $10-12 million a year.
Any team signing Suzuki would also owe the Carp 20% of the contract’s first $25 million, 17.5% of the next $25 million, and 15% of anything after that, meaning a $55 million deal ultimately becomes a total of about $65 million to the signing team.
Still a really incredible deal!