23-year-old Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sooner or later he will hit the jackpot. Ideally with the Toronto Blue Jays if they are able to meet his expectations, which could logically be closer to $300 million.
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“I’m open to a long-term deal with the Blue Jays, I’m really happy to play here,” Guerrero’s son told journalist Hector Gomez earlier this week, who is associated with Dominican media outlet Z101. Hopefully we can do something in the offseason.”
Could Guerrero Jr. become the 10th $300 million player in Major League Baseball? The question deserves to be asked… Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, Fernando Tatis Jr., Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, Corey Seager, Gerrit Cole and Manny Machado are part of that select club.
If the referee might as well decide his salary by then, Guerrero Jr. has. it still has a few more years before it will enjoy full autonomy in 2026. However, a long-term agreement could be reached in a short time.
For example, Fernando Tatis Jr. he was just 22 years old when the San Diego Padres signed him for 14 seasons in February 2021 and then offered him $340 million.
In the case of Guerrero Jr. it’s worth noting that he finished second in American League MVP voting in 2021, thanks to his 48 home runs, 111 RBI and 123 runs scored.
Over the past few days, on Wednesday, “Vlad Junior” also became the youngest player in Blue Jays history to hit 100 home runs. He accomplished this in his 486th career game.
George Springer is currently the most lucrative contract with the Jays, with a six-year contract worth a total of $150 million. That’s an average of $25 million, while Guerrero Jr. he will earn $7.9 million in 2022.