The Arizona Diamondbacks have made a big move as we get set for the start of the season.
The Diamondbacks are not known for being a team that likes to spend money in free agency.
But, when they see a very talented player on their roster, they know not to let him go.
According to Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with outfielder Corbin Carroll.
Outfielder Corbin Carroll and the Arizona Diamondbacks are in agreement on an eight-year, $111 million contract extension, sources tell ESPN.
Carroll, 22, is widely regarded as a future star. With this deal, he’ll be the centerpiece for an ascendant Diamondbacks team.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 11, 2023
Last season, Carroll was the top prospect in baseball and he had a successful debut in Arizona.
He has all the skills to be a future superstar and the Diamondbacks may have saved a lot of money by getting a deal done with him now.
Carroll has only played in 32 major league games, but the Diamondbacks feel confident in his future.
Many fans around baseball think this deal is a big win for the Diamondbacks.
Absolute W for the DBacks!
— Dom Proietti (@yettifilms_) March 11, 2023
We have seen similar deals like this with the Atlanta Braves.
They like to pay their young players before they become superstars.
How do the Braves keep getting away with this
— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) March 11, 2023
Both the player and team feel like this deal is a win.
Carroll gets paid $111 million for only playing 32 MLB games and the Diamondbacks get a future star for cheap.
This guy has played 30 games at the big league level and has already secured himself over 100 million guaranteed.
— Joseph Cook (@josephcook14) March 11, 2023
It will be interesting to see if early contracts like this become a norm in MLB.
Players want their financial security, even if they can get a much bigger contract years later.
Some fans think that paying a player this soon is a risky proposition.
Bro hasn’t even really started playing at the Majors yet. Super risky
— Go Dawgs (@CW004_G) March 11, 2023
Only time will tell how well this deal turns out, but for the time being, this is a win-win for both sides.NEXT: Diamondbacks Coach Discusses The Importance Of Women In Baseball