As I mentioned earlier, I won’t post about every one-year deal reached for arbitration-eligible players since they are quite common. However many of the multiyear contracts reached deserve a mention.
Matt Holliday, a Scott Boras client, signed a two-year, $23MM deal today with the Rockies. When the deal is up after the 2009 season he’ll be a free agent. That Holliday required this amount for two years shows what a fine deal the Rays struck with Carlos Pena. I wonder if Boras recommended against the contract Pena signed.
Perhaps Holliday’s extension indicates that the two sides have similar enough thinking that a longer-term deal could be reached before he reaches free agency. Hard to say.