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Blue Jays: Mark Shapiro’s history of extending young players contracts

Baseball has been trending in a younger direction over the last couple of years, in terms of player value, and even when it comes to landing a long-term contract.

We’ve already watched pre-arbitration eligible young stars like Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and more sign long-term deals with their respect clubs before having much or ANY experience at the MLB level, and there are many folks who believe the Blue Jays should explore the idea with some of their budding stars. And after a successful rookie season from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.