The Indians’ refusal to pick up Brad Hand’s option sent shockwaves through baseball. “One of the biggest headscratchers that I can remember,” one agent said. Another person described it as “confusing.”
“A preview of the approaching doom the offseason will unleash upon the industry,” a front office executive from a rival team said.
Hand’s option could have been picked up and dealt for numerous top prospects in a regular offseason. Since 2017, Hand, 30, has established himself as baseball’s seventh-most valuable reliever.
His $10 million salary is a steal, making him an excellent trade asset. When the Indians secretly shopped him at the start of the winter, they had no takers. After being placed on outright waivers, he went unclaimed by the other 29 teams.
It’s a bleak image for an offseason in which the business is expecting the worst.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s consequences, most employers have had to furlough or lay off staff, or ask employees to take pay cuts of up to 50% in order to keep their employment.
This penny-pinching is now anticipated to spill over into the free-agent market.
“This is going to be a horrible carnage,” one famous agent predicted, “save for the top 5% of the class and a few outliers.”
Brad Hand Contract
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Brad Hand to a one-year, $6 million contract, with $6 million guaranteed.
Brad Hand Salary
Brad Hand earns an annual average salary of $6,000,000
Brad Hand Net Worth
Brad Hand has a net wort5h estimation of $1 million to $ 5million