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VIDEO: Matt Moore, Andrew Friedman Talk To Media About Moore's Contract

In case you missed it, the Tampa Bay Rays signed their top prospect, Matt Moore, to an amazing and likely team-friendly contract that makes the young pitcher an early millionaire, while also securing a potential star for the Rays for years to come.

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Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times has video from Friday's press conference:

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Also, in a separate article, Topkin relates this dandy little infobox:

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Signed up

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Matt Moore is the fifth current Ray signed to a long-term deal:

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3B Evan Longoria:
Guaranteed:
$17.5 million, 6 years.
Max: $44 million, 9 years

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RHP James Shields:
Guaranteed:
$11.25 million, 4 years.
Max: $38 million, 7 years

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LHP Matt Moore:
Guaranteed:
$14 million, 5 years.
Max: $40 million, 8 years

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RHP Wade Davis:
Guaranteed:
$12.6 million, 4 years.
Max: $35.1 million, 7 years

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2B Ben Zobrist:
Guaranteed:
$18 million, 4 years.
Max: $30 million, 6 years

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Those are the team-friendly extensions and contracts the team has finagled over the last few years. Few other teams have been able to muster such contract mastery.

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Kudos to the Rays for securing a player Yankees and Red Sox fans will hate for years to come.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.