Say he hits free agency and asks for a four-year deal to cover his age 32-35 seasons. PECOTA would offer him a $34MM deal. PECOTA would then be turned down and counteroffered 4/52 or so from Hunter’s agent.
The 2007-08 offseason is notable for its selection of center fielders. Hunter, Ichiro Suzuki, Eric Byrnes, Mike Cameron, Andruw Jones, Corey Patterson, and Aaron Rowand are all set to hit the market. Teams with openings could include the Orioles, Red Sox, Twins, White Sox, Athletics, Rangers, Braves, Marlins, Phillies, Astros, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds, and Padres.