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Friday BP: Tommy La Stella’s contract details revealed

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La Stella’s three-year deal is very back-loaded.

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Hello and happy Friday.

On Thursday, the San Francisco Giants made the signing of infielder Tommy La Stella official.

Shortly after, the terms of the three-year came out, and it’s one of the more interesting deals I’ve seen. It’s comically backloaded, with over 60% of the $18.75 million being delivered in the final year, and just $2 million in 2021.

In addition to that, the contract includes annual donations to the Giants Community Fund, though it’s unclear as to why that’s part of the contract. But it’s a nice thing.

It makes sense that the Giants would backload the contract. They’re currently in a recession, and suffering from a 60-game, fanless season, and they have a lot of contracts coming off the books after this year. All that said, a back-loaded contract will be a little bit more difficult to trade should the Giants want to move on from La Stella at any point.


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Have a great Friday, friends.