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1:47pm: Heyward’s contract does indeed contain the option to opt out early, reports MLB Network’s Peter Gammons (Twitter link). However, he can opt out not only once, but twice, per Gammons. ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers reports (also on Twitter) that the first opt-out clause comes three years into the contract, meaning Heyward can hit the open market entering his age-29 season if he chooses.




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I'm honestly shocked he didn't get $200 million.


Gotta think Upton and Cespedes sign soon now, although they can't be too happy with Heyward only getting $184 million. Knocks down their prices quite a bit.


he has TWO opt outs!!! One after only 3 years. It's an awesome contract for Heyward. If he's still awesome in three years, that 184 becomes a MUCH larger #. 



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Also he got less than expected. Given the current market I wouldn't say he got "a lot". Could make the argument that he got far less than his worth with an inflating free agent market (the same inflating market that has led the Marlins to sign abso-freaking-lutely nobody so far).



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