If Acuña isn't here, Albies doesn't sign the deal

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
April 12, 2019 - 7:35 am
Ozzie Albies

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John Fricke and Hugh Douglas break down Ozzie Albies' new contract with the Atlanta Braves that will pay him $35 million over the next seven years. Fricke talked about how several national publications have slammed this deal as one of the worst contracts for a player in MLB history.

“If you and I were both offered contracts like that and you got $100 million (in reference to Ronald Acuña Jr. signing a eight-year/$100 Million earlier this year) and I got $35 million we would have a problem,” Douglas said to Fricke.

Fricke insisted that a big part of Albies getting so much is the fact that he is not Ronald Acuña Jr.

The duo went back and forth on the topic and Fricke said: “There is more than just money in a deal.”

Fricke and Douglas discussed the friendship between Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies and Fricke said: “If Acuña is not here, Albies doesn’t sign the deal.”