September 22, 2021

Details On Extension Talks Between Joey Gallo, Rangers (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Rangers made a late effort to lock up Joey Gallo, engaging the outfielder in extension talks prior to the trade deadline that ultimately proved fruitless, and Gallo was sent to the Yankees as part of a six-player swap.  It doesn’t seem like the two sides even came particularly close on a new contract, as Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports that “a chasm” existed between the Rangers and Gallo’s camp.

Grant reports that the Rangers offered Gallo a five-year, $84MM extension that could have become worth more than $100MM if Gallo hit various incentive clauses and escalators within the deal.  Gallo has one year of arbitration eligibility remaining, so this proposed extension would have covered the 2022 season and then four free agent years, keeping Gallo in the fold through his age-32 season.

The asking price from Gallo and agent Scott Boras was, as expected, considerably higher — something north of $300MM.  That figure would surely have been spread over a much longer…

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