Markulous wrote:jnadke wrote:Markulous wrote:Makes sense. In other words, if he is a stud in baseball then he can make a crap ton of money, but just being ok or kinda good isn't going to eclipse getting a starter salary in the NFL.
Though in Murray's case there's a lot more risk in the MLB than the NFL in terms of development to get that 2nd contract, since he's not guaranteed to develop in batting. As far as I understand his strike-out rate was rather high in college despite being an above-average batter.
MLB teams don't pay ridiculous contracts to great outfielders (though that's not entirely fair to say, given the defensive component, best at their talent will always be paid well). They pay ridiculous contracts to great batters and put them on outfielder.
If he's torn and money is the deciding factor, then it seems like a no-brainer decision. If he is trying to follow what he enjoys most and not sure, then that makes it more complex.
Is that what we're calling CTE these days?
IMO baseball careers are way longer, the pay is guaranteed, and the risk of your brain falling out of your ear is way less.
Whatever he wants to do is fine, but yeah, definitely seems like a no-brainer to me. Especially if he can get up-front guarantees from the As with his leverage.