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?