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Jason Heyward's new contract is absolutely mind-boggling

Jason Heyward's new contract is absolutely mind-boggling

The Chicago Cubs reportedly have agreed to give free-agent outfielder Jason Heyward an eight-year deal worth $184 million, which is more proof that agents are way smarter than baseball executives.

Guess we already knew that, but -- if nothing else -- committing $23 million per year for most of a decade to a player who has averaged just 16 home runs, 59 RBIs and 74 runs scored in his first six years in the major leagues is a clear triumph of new-age statistical analysis.

Heyward, you see, had a 6.5 WAR (wins above replacement) in his one season with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015. That's a very nice number, which is identical to that put up by Chris Davis during his terrific...

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