The Braves used to be the destination of many people Month when they signed Ozzie Albies for a seven-year, $ 35 million contract renewal that, once Albies has become the kind of player he seems to be, is one of the most horribly team-friendly contracts in baseball history becomes. There are many theories about why Albies opted for a below-average deal so early in his career, but none was worse than Red's broadcaster Chris Welsh.
Talking about extending the contract during last night's game Welsh hinted at the Reds and Braves that Albies could have signed the renewal because he was too poor and too unskilled to see the difference between $ 35 and $ 85 million. Knowing Dollars:
It is not clear why Welsh thinks about Albies (who speaks four languages). except for the fact that he is from Curacao. Apart from the fact that this is a rude assumption, it is not even necessary. Albies has already explained why he claimed the early extension:
Appreciating immediate financial security and interpersonal relationships over potential long-term gains is a perfectly reasonable decision. There is no reason to assume that someone making such a decision is too stupid to understand the difference between two big numbers.