Listen: Lebron, Mets, Philly discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
"Yeah. Or or who's the guy who just got paid like just kept getting paid money? Yeah. Just still every year from the Mets. Yeah. Is that ridiculous? You good for him is great for him. But it, but there is this moment where you say, what are you trying to? Establish with your legacy. Do you wanna walk around the world and say wanna walk around the world number one? Do you wanna walk idea? Juna walk around in this world and say, I'm the best baseball player that ever walked the planet. I don't know if he can even save that is he a my I'm the best home run hitter that ever played the game on the best baseball game. I'm the most winningest player I was on the the most winning or do you want to say, I'm the high the highest? I'm the highest paid player of all time because there's a lot of pressure that comes with that on by the way when my truck it's contract and another year or two he'll be the highest paid player. So you won't be the highest, but you the highest paid player now for now for now. But there is that moment where you say why what are you trying to do with your legacy because you have it in your hands? When you're that good. You have options. It's not like he's going to go to another team where he could conceivably be the peace that they need and go win a couple World Series. It's not like he's not going to get paid. So they offer him a hundred and eighty million dollars for five years, and you don't want to go. It's a very odd position that we're in right now. And it it's interesting because I was thinking about it ran in a weird way. In the context of the league for seven years. K he's got six hundred ten hits fine. Sorry nine hundred twenty two hits. That's ten runs. Nine hundred eighty hits. His is a hundred and eighty four home runs six. So it's almost got two hundred home runs those thirteen more years. You know? All right. He'll probably hit five six hundred home runs, but his Philly. You know is Philly the team that's going to get you across the finish line and win World Series. Because once you got the money, and once you've got the staff than the other thing you want is World Series. So put this in the context of LeBron of LeBron's decision to come to LA because I read a great article LeBron later in his career. This is the he's kind of picking the landing spot at the end. He's he had his nine years of productivity of Bryce Harper was in the World Series nine years and won three of them. We wouldn't be sitting here saying, no, what's he doing? But there is a thought because I think LeBron was in Cleveland for how many years before he went to Miami. Something similar Phillies. Philly had a decent year last year. Okay. Were outplayed by upstart Braves team that nobody thought the rookies we're going to do what they did. But like Philly was was was on knocking on the door. They had a good run for what they've got some great pieces to okay, they do and it could be the right choice. But it does feel like he made a choice that wasn't a hundred percent about baseball. It was a little bit more about money. And I think LeBron made a choice. Similarly that wasn't one hundred percent about basketball and put me in the best city position win. It was let me be out here for my production company. Let me be out here. So my kids can go to crossroads and then some day may become play with me. You know, like it was a lifestyle outside of basketball. Yeah. Basketball did Michael Jordan make any of the choices like that. No. So there you go. There's the wanted to win.."