Mike Cameron is among the eight or nine viable free agent center fielder options after this season. Rather than be a part of that surplus, Cameron informed the Padres recently that he’d like to start talking about a multiyear extension. The 34 year-old makes $7MM this year, a bargain.
Our good friend PECOTA thinks Cameron will be worth about $9MM in 2008. If Baseball Prospectus’s projection system were a GM, I think it might offer him around $16MM for 2008-09. PECOTA sees him as a less injury-prone version of Reggie Sanders circa 2002.
It’s been three weeks since the sides spoke; Kevin Towers said that talks haven’t progressed.