Vlad Looking For Multi-Year Deal

Vladimir Guerrero was hoping to sign a two-year contract last winter, but after finding surprisingly limited interest, found himself settling for one year, $5.5MM plus incentives. As MLBTR's Ben Nicholson-Smith noted last week, Guerrero made the Rangers look quite the clever shoppers, but the 35-year-old slugger told Hector Gomez at the Dominican paper Listin Diario (link in Spanish) yesterday that his resurgent year at the plate has once again raised his expectations for the offseason.

"I want a two-or three-year contract," Guerrero said, "but I'm not going to say the amount of money I want, just that I want a contract in line with the type of season I had." The first half of that season saw Guerrero looking like the beast of old, putting up a .319/.364/.554 line, and even after his .278/.322/.426 second half, he joins Jim Thome at the head of the free agent DH class this offseason. Guerrero told Gomez his primary remaining goal in baseball is to hit the 64 home runs he needs to reach 500, which would be feasible over a three-year deal. However, a glance at this year's free agents reveals all the same names that Guerrero was up against last winter, showing how rare multi-year deals have become at the position.

11 Responses to Vlad Looking For Multi-Year Deal Leave a Reply

  1. Good luck getting a three year contract Vlad.
    P.S. I would have your agent call the Marlins GM ASAP.

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      I think if Vlad knows what’s best for him he’ll bury his glove and start gunning for a nice DH spot…before they’re all gone.

  2. Abraham Zapruder 5 years ago

    He’ll get a one year deal.

  3. tellrodt 5 years ago

    Rays for two years sounds logical to me. He might take a little less money for a multi year deal. Rays could use him for sure.

  4. hodag435 5 years ago

    Sorry Vlad, i just don’t see a guaranteed 3 years coming your way. Maybe a two year 12 million deal with a mutual option might work. But with the glut of possible dh types avaliable, don’t get your hopes up too much.

  5. tellrodt 5 years ago

    …just a thought…

  6. ryankrol 5 years ago

    This is exactly why the Halos let him go!

  7. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    Unless you get big money from the Rangers or can’t land a good price any where else, get out of that Texas heat.

  8. Tko11 5 years ago

    And Im looking to win the lottery…

  9. haloHeaven 5 years ago

    2 year 14 mil contract with a 3 yr team option, would only make sense in Texas. Thats where he hits. Put him anywhere else and I would give him close to what he got last year

  10. Good luck with that Vlad…

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