Does prior history matter in predicting risk of $100 million players?

November 17, 2014 - 8:40 pm
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In some ways, the Red Sox face a dilemma of whether to put a contract offer of $100 million or more in front of a player who represents a known commodity like Jon Lester or an unfamiliar one like Pablo Sandoval or even Max Scherzer. That being the case, it's worth asking: Do teams make smarter nine-figure bets when doing so on players who have already been in their employ? That topic is explored in this column. Here are the details of the 54 contracts of $100 million or more:         111614_known_100m_contracts_graphic                            

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