Yesterday I noted that Roy Halladay’s 9 year-old son is the one who allegedly pulled the trigger on the deal sending him to Philly and agreeing to the contract extension. According to Baseball Prospectus’ Joe Sheehan, little Braden Halladay really made a bad deal:
The story here is that one of the best players in baseball took
somewhere between 35-50 percent of his market value to facilitate a
trade, leaving somewhere between $60 and $100 million in guaranteed
money on the table. This is a staggering upset, one for which there is
virtually no comparison in baseball history.
I’m glad I read this. I was about ready to hire Braden to negotiate my extension with NBC.