Poll: Which Team Offered Guerrero $8MM?

The Orioles have interest in Vladimir Guerrero, but their offer sits in the $4.5-5MM range and the nine-time All-Star is looking for more. ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported over the weekend that the Orioles are being told Guerrero has an $8MM offer in hand from an unknown team.

Guerrero doesn't have that many suitors to begin with, since he's a DH at this point in his career. The 35-year-old can hit – he won his ninth Silver Slugger last year after clubbing 29 homers – but teams with DHs probably don't have room for him. That means the Rays aren't interested and leaves the Blue Jays, Angels and Rangers as the most logical potential suitors outside of Baltimore.

So let's answer the $8MM question…


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4 years 5 months ago

If you voted anything other than “There is no 8M dollar offer”, punch yourself in the face.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 5 months ago

Why wouldn’t Toronto want him? Aren’t they trying to switch Adam Lind to 1B and Jose Bautista to 3B?

Plus, they can fill him in a DH.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

they’re giving encarnacion a try at dh

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

AA does not want to give up any picks for the upcoming draft. Second, AA has already said EE is fine at DH.

ellisburks
4 years 5 months ago

Son of a Bi*ch that hurt!

4 years 5 months ago

How do I write in “2008 Yankees.”

4 years 5 months ago

HOW DARE YOU ACCUSE VLADDIE OF DISHONESTY. LIKE 5 MIL IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ONE HUMAN BEING THAT HAS MADE 118 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE PAST 14 YEARS! He is not a money hoarding MAN CHILD who is a member of “THE MOST PATHETIC KNOWN MILLIONAIRES CLUB” (along with OLLIE PEREZ, LUIS CASTILLO and so on). He just has not signed that offer that almost doubles the Orioles, even though the 8 MIL offer has to come from a legit contender. Vladdie does not think everyone following his career are complete idiots.

4 years 5 months ago

I think you need to take a deep breath. It’s a negotiation tactic, not some insult to working class people everywhere.

woadude
4 years 5 months ago

Ok, I wont consider the Mariners needing an impact bat, Guerrero is getting the Dye treatment, I get it.

4 years 5 months ago

should ORioles Management punch themselves in the face now? cause they believed it

twins33
4 years 5 months ago

I think it’d be stupid for any team to offer him that much at this point, which is why I don’t believe it’s true. He’s going to have to take a lot less if he wants to play this year. Spring Training is almost here and he’s lucky the O’s are offering around 5.

mikeclyne
4 years 5 months ago

If there were a $8 mil offer, he would have signed already….unless it is Cle, Pit or KC or in Japan…

4 years 5 months ago

I was thinking the same thing. If he isn’t all over an $8mil offer at this point, it’s because there is no Hispanic community in Fukuoka Japan!

4 years 5 months ago

Cleveland wouldn’t have been willing to give out nearly that much. They’re stuck with Hafner at DH, aren’t competing and seem to be adding people on minor league deals. KC wouldn’t be paying that much either, not with Kila on the 25 man.

I don’t think this offer exists.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 5 months ago

The Pirates aren’t stupid to waste $8 million plus a 1st Round pick on a 36 year old OF who can no longer play the outfield!!

cookmeister
4 years 5 months ago

their pick is protected

budman3
4 years 5 months ago

Which would mean it’s not about the money but wanting to play for a ring. And probably why he hasn’t signed with the Orioles yet too.

If he doesn’t get that team to make an offer, he will settle for the team that offers the most, or that he feels comfortable playing with or he just may sit out.

Jason Klinger
4 years 5 months ago

It’s the Nats. They’ll offer any amount to anyone. :/

4 years 5 months ago

Ha, How about the Nationals? They seem to be throwing retarded money at anything with a heartbeat?

iancahill
4 years 5 months ago

I thought the same thing!

gwells
4 years 5 months ago

no NL team would offer him anything.

he’s more likely to get an offer from the redskins than the nationals.

4 years 5 months ago

My first thought was Duh! The Nationals don’t need a DH! After furthur review I concluded that $8mil. (in play money), is about what Washington would pay for someone to PH a few times a week and DH a dozen games. After all everyone else in D.C. is paid 10 times what their actually worth.

RahZid
4 years 5 months ago

And that’s why my first reaction was the Angels. (See Wells, Vernon)

deere5800
4 years 5 months ago

It’s gotta be the Angels, but Guerrero’s holding out for a four year deal, which the Angels will eventually agree to

Motor_City_Bombshell
4 years 5 months ago

Four years, $86 million sounds about right. If the Angels are paying Wells, they gotta pay Guerrero, it’s only fair, right?

neoncactus
4 years 5 months ago

I think they’re waiting for Toronto to sign him to the deal first and then trade for him.

4 years 5 months ago

If I were a GM, I’d offer him 6 mil, honestly, deflated from a 8-10 mil offer by the poor market. Cause remember, this is Vlad Guerrero, he ain’t no scrub, this is a former MVP who’s career low ops is .794 and second worst is .841. That’s the BOTTOM of his production, one more time: he ain’t no scrub.

twins33
4 years 5 months ago

He isn’t a scrub, but it’s February 3rd. Spring Training is right around the corner and not many teams need DH’s. Both of those things drop his value a lot. 5-6 at this point just seems to high to me. If it was a month or two ago, I could see 6-8, but the price is dropping the longer he waits.

Obviously there could be stupid desperation by some GM out there, but I think he’s lucky that there’s a 5 million dollar deal on the table this far into the offseason.

4 years 5 months ago

Vlad doesn’t really have much credibility on MLBTR, does he? ahaha come on Vlad! No one believes that you would get offered that much!

TwinsVet
4 years 5 months ago

The only way he has an $8M offer in hand is if it’s 2-year deal.

JayTeam
4 years 5 months ago

I’m guessing you’re right, with the 2nd year probably a club/mutual option.

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 5 months ago

just two choises…other..or..theres no offer!!

4 years 5 months ago

I think it’s one of the “dregs” teams, trying desperately to generate some buzz and add some punch to the lineup for one year. … So I’d say it’s Indians or Mariners.

floryphoto
4 years 5 months ago

Or someone with a LH DH could have offered him that to platoon and he wants a starting job. But even then I doubt he got an offer that high.

4 years 5 months ago

Vlad’s agent is doing his best Scott Boras impression. If Boras couldn’t get Manny more than 2M, Vlady is going to have a hard time getting 4 times that.

tigers06
4 years 5 months ago

vlad is also a few years younger, had a better year than manny last year, and manny is bad in the club house!

monkeyspanked
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah for a DH, I’d rather have Vlad than Manny. Manny’s more headcase than talent now. But I think Vlad is closer to 40 years old than his official record says.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

In a down year Manny had a .382 wOBA and 141 wRC+
In a bounceback season Vlad had a .360 wOBA and 121 wRC+

bluejaysstatsgeek
4 years 5 months ago

Last night on the FAN590 in Toronto, John Farrell indicated that one of the uncertainties that the Jay’s need to resolve is who will hit behind Bautista to protect him. Depending on how the Jays are doing at the deadline, he could also be a trade chip. Don’t count out the Jays. AND, if Vlad had an $8MM offer and hadn’t jumped on it, it could be because it is from the Jays, who sometimes face problems convincing players spending half their season in a foreign country.

whitesoxfan424
4 years 5 months ago

Good point, I remember when Alexei Ramirez couldn’t travel with the team to Toronto a few years back because he wouldn’t have been allowed back into the US or something along those lines. Anyone know Guerrero’s visa / passport status/information?

4 years 5 months ago

lexi had cuban issues – vlad played AL last year and had no issues w/ Toronto, so i assume vlad’s s* is in order, and therefore he would not be subject to the same immigration hooha lexi was.

4 years 5 months ago

lol guys: Vladimir Guerrero played in Montreal for parts of 8 seasons, this is in no way a visa issue.

redsox927
4 years 5 months ago

hahahaha i was just thinking the same thing

4 years 5 months ago

I think the Blue Jays were the one who offered him the money too. 8 million is a lot, but if Vlad comes out hitting, how can you not deny that it was a great offer?

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

He played in Montreal for years. Nothing to do with playing in a foreign country. If Jays offered him 8 MM, he would have accepted instantly because of the other offers that were out there.

4 years 5 months ago

Still has a home in the Montreal area, actually.

$1545094
4 years 5 months ago

can’t blame him for saying he has $8 MIL offer and not wanting to go to Baltimore. why would he want to go there? maybe he wants to win, and that’s not happening in Baltimore.
he is more than likely waiting and hoping another team steps up. might even be worth it for him to just wait even if it lasts into the season. injuries happen. he wouldn’t get $8 MIL then, but he could still get PAID for the time he would be with the new team.

4 years 5 months ago

Get in your last Baltimore bashing while you can. I’ll bet you were one of those saying, “Tampa Bay has no shot at a World Series, ever!” in February 2008.

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

Okay Baltimore is no where near making the playoffs. O’s fans are so blinded because they think their manager has magical powers that will put them over the top. Really, they are just an awful team.

4 years 5 months ago

Baltimore has a better team this year than the Blue Jays, thats for sure. Don’t let the fact they’ve been bad the last 10 years cloud the fact they’ve been insanely improved ever since Showalter took over.

Fangaffes
4 years 5 months ago

Classic case of an agent overplaying his hand.

4 years 5 months ago

Baltimore should tell Vlad that the offer will only be on the table another week or so, then they will pull it and move on. Vlady would be a nice add for the Orioles, but it’s pretty clear that he doesn’t want to play in Baltimore; he didn’t want to four years ago, and I don’t think he wants to now. While it would be nice to have him in the lineup, he clearly is on the decline. The Orioles really don’t need him, and will be fine without him.

thejohnoparty
4 years 5 months ago

anyone else thing that Vladi’s gettin cheated here? he’s always been a great player, just had an MVP caliber year and yet hes not even worth 8 mil? i don’t get it.
if i were him i’d just say “screw u all, i’m joining the the best team in the NL(phils..who did put an offer) and beat w/e DH you have in the World Series.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

he just had an MVP caliber year? really?

tigers06
4 years 5 months ago

top ten in the AL

thejohnoparty
4 years 5 months ago

let me rephrase that.. he had a Rangers MVP caliber season(and that was a team that had one of the best offenses). let’s face it. Hamilton and Vladi were in the top 3(if not the best) 3-4 combos in baseball last year and probably would’ve been even better if Hamilton hadn’t missed the last month of the season. i just think he’s worth the money.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

naaaah… Vlad was only above average. .841 OPS is nothing to scoff at, but its not fantastic.

02waster
4 years 5 months ago

Must have been in a bomb shelter underground during 2010

4 years 5 months ago

God, I hope your 2nd best team in the NL does just that! While your at it throw about 5 more years at Rollins!

4 years 5 months ago

hahaha. yeah. 2nd best nl team. hilarious! but honestly? if the phils threw 3-4mil at him and put him in the platoon for both corners (matching him up with the best defensive right fielder [Francisco] of the rest of the group) he could absolutely be an impact player. So he plays ever third of fourth game, is the first guy off the bench (if our starters ever come out, HA!) and is our dh in interleague and the ws. Think about that line up! Think about having right handed power, with that hitting style, behind howard! He’s got the leadership and clubhouse qualities to be a fit, and more than anything, I’d bet he wants to be on a competitor. The Phils won’t do it, but damn they should.

4 years 5 months ago

The phils put up an offer?!

Slopeboy
4 years 5 months ago

Vlad will be 36 in two weeks, he made $5MM last year. He’s dithering about a $3MM raise? Come on now! If that offer’s legit, he’d be a fool not to snap it up !

4 years 5 months ago

I picked, “There is no 8M dollar offer”. If there was a 8M offer on the table, he would have taken it by now. This is just a marketing plow by his agent in an attempt to make the Orioles bid against themselves or to force a team who needs a DH to rush out the match or exceed the 8M offer.

4 years 5 months ago

Maybe it’s 8M in Canadian money!

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 5 months ago

thats more than 8M in American

Steelslayer
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah dude….you should check the exchange rates its on par or above the once mighty “greenback”.

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

Love how a lot of Americans think their currency is worth much more than any other currency outside their country. LOL

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

I love how Canadians generalize….

bb
4 years 5 months ago

that itself was also a generalization lol

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

You noticed huh? :p

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

I never said “all Americans” and I didn’t say “Americans,” I said “a lot of Americans.” Because it is true. A lot of Americans presume that their currency is much more valuable than any other. Learn to read.

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

lol Its still a generalization fool. All = vast generalization, “a lot” slightly smaller one. Nice try though!

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

No. “All” is a generalization because it means I am talking about everyone. “A lot” is completely ambiguous, it does not indicate majority or minority, it simply means many. If there were 1 million apples, and I said I have a lot of those apples, that does not mean I have 900 000 apples like you think. That could mean I have 100 apples. And that is completely true, many Americans tend to boast about the worth of their currency relative to other country’s. Again, learn to interpret what people are saying.

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

Your analogy is imprecise. But once again, nice try.

In the future, if you’re worried about about being interpreted clearly, write what you mean. Or leave the societal commentary off the baseball rumor site. Whichever.

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

No. My analogy is exactly right. “A lot” is not exact at all, it could mean any amount. If you truly think a lot means just short of all, you’re definitely misinformed and just posturing at this point.

Second, I said exactly what I meant. I did not avoid anything or imply anything. I said pretty explicitly that many Americans do presumptively boast about the value of their currency, How is that not writing what I “mean”? LOL.

Third, if I didn’t distinguish between “a lot” and “all” for you (“societal commentary” if that’s what you think I’m doing, LMAO, whatever that means), you would not know the difference. But now you do, so be more thankful you don’t have to embarrass yourself somewhere else in the future.

Fourth, I will take from your lack of any argument or anything in your last post that you know I;m right and have conceded.

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

Lol calm down. You Canadians are so angry.

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

Not angry at all. LOL. I’m happy, happy that I could enlighten a narrow-minded senseless person like yourself. And nice generalization there.

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

Also your analogy is poor because in the anology your are talking specifically about quatity. Had you said “A lot of apples are green” that would have been a better example.

Secondly, where are all these Americans boasting of the strength of the dollar? Trust me, we know our economy is hurting.

Third, you are still making a generalization. Despite you distinguishing all and a lot. Keep rpeating it. Doesn’t change your facts.

Fourth, I’m not going to respond to this again. So go away.

BlueJaysFTW
4 years 5 months ago

Analogy is not poor at all, I was also talking about quantity when talking about Americans who boast about their currency. And I am not talking just about now, Americans have always boasted about their currency. What facts lol? It is a FACT that many Americans blindly praise the worth of their dollar. Fourth, you are not going to respond again because your argument has been refuted and your words no longer hold water.