Now that he’s on a club with the financial resources for it, Dontrelle Willis would like to talk contract extension. Willis is only 26 in January.
The model would apparently be Jeremy Bonderman’s four-year, $38MM deal. That deal was signed two years prior to Bonderman being eligible for free agency, as Willis is now. Add a little inflation and maybe it’s 4/40 or 4/42 for Willis. A few years from now that might be the going rate for a guy with a high-4′s ERA who can eat 200 innings. So even if Willis doesn’t bounce back the extension could be reasonable. If he does, it’s a bargain.