What Would You Bid For Miguel Cabrera?
Juan C. Rodriguez is already discussing Miguel Cabrera's free agency, even though he won't reach that point until after the 2009 season. The magical $200 million number is being thrown around.
If anyone's going to get an A-Rod-ish contract, it's M-Cab. Alright that's it for hyphenated nicknames today.
D-Mat. Eight years would have to be the minimum; the Cubs would probably offer twelve (kidding). And a $20MM AAV seems low to me. I would expect $25MM. So yeah, eight years, $200MM is reasonable.
The part of this article I'm not following:
"The same team unwilling to give Cabrera a $22 million AAV over eight years ($176 million) may deem six years and a $29 million AAV ($174 million) more palatable."
I'm no economist, but does that make sense to you? I get the whole higher AAV, fewer years/risk concept. But explain to me why you wouldn't want two extra years for $4 mil more?