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Braves and Matt Olson agree to 8 years $168M


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22 minutes ago, grandcanyonaz said:

They must've worked that out before the trade. Couldn't imagine giving up that many prospects for just two years.

it was covered in the press conference.     As soon as AA congratulated Olson on the trade, he said I am calling your agent to work out long-term deal.   Maybe there was some back-channeling before w/ A's but technically not allowed to negotiate w/ a player that you don't have.

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DOB said AA immediately began negotiations with BB, the agent, on Monday afternoon. AA offered 7 years, $140M and then by Tuesday morning the two had got to 8 for 168. DOB added BB is known as an agent that doesn't seek max money, he encourages his clients to take fair deals where they're comfortable and really want to be. He also said BB has told Chipper before that Olson's dream place is Atlanta. So I'm sure Chipper shared all that information. 

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2 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

DOB said AA immediately began negotiations with BB, the agent, on Monday afternoon. AA offered 7 years, $140M and then by Tuesday morning the two had got to 8 for 168. DOB added BB is known as an agent that doesn't seek max money, he encourages his clients to take fair deals where they're comfortable and really want to be. He also said BB has told Chipper before that Olson's dream place is Atlanta. So I'm sure Chipper shared all that information. 

Better agent than Glavine's, who signed Glavine to the Mets when Glavine wanted to stay in Atlanta. 

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1 hour ago, CrimsonFalcon said:

Better agent than Glavine's, who signed Glavine to the Mets when Glavine wanted to stay in Atlanta. 

Glavine got into all that Player's Union politics stuff so he probably self-imposed himself to take the highest deal.   I bet if he had to do it over again he would have made a different decision.

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