I really would like to hear your wisdom on this.
Well seems Olney has picked up on the subject and commented http://insider.espn..../post/_/id/3829.
If Olney is correct Boras as usuual has sett a number from another planet. Okay a starting point. So what is a number that is the real value for Matt in say a 6-7 year deal? Is $10-$12 real average? I look at the Twins and they are stuck with a bad contract.
"IF" this cannot happen and "IF" this article is real fantasy of Boras and Matt what can we do but trade now?
If arbitration numbers at $14 mil does that really justify a $14 mill per yr contract base for Matt?
And "IF" we are to try to sign Davis to a long term deal to, what is Davis value on the market? This is a one year anamoly? Something to continue? "IF" "IF". Is Davis worth $20 per year for 5-6 years.? I am a proponent of paying for value. I am one that recognizes you must pay for success. That is "IF" you want it to continue.
I am amazed at the numbers we are talking. One year performers Scherzer, Davis,.... Picking up fortunes with only "A Posiisbility" they will continue. No one can afford to say only a Hail Mary. I must go to the full rosary for this much hope.
Contracts that need to be addressed this winter include Weiters, Davis, Hardy, Tillman, Johnson, McLouth, Roberts, Feldman,.. I am looking at those free agents reportedly the media describes as wanted back. I understand the TV money is increasing significantly for the Orioles. How is MASN doing? What is a realistic budget for the Orioles with the market we are in?
Should the Orioles be considering (and maybe the smoke is real on the trade front) in trades for Hardy, Johnson and Weiters? Bring in young, fertile talent with loads of pitching arms. Even my fan desire for success and a world series crown has a Realistic View of what Reality looks like. Paying Matt $184 mil for 9 years is a pure joke. As you remember I love having him here and think he is the Best catcher in MLB. What marketplace is going to even come near? Or has MLB legalized the use of POT for MLB GM's?
Edited by escheinersold, 18 November 2013 - 01:59 PM.