Originally the Diamondbacks came in at three years and $27MM for coveted Japanese starter Hiroki Kuroda. That wasn’t going to cut it. Nick Piecoro reports that they’ve improved their offer, adding money to the last two years but not increasing the term.
Jon Heyman suggested on Thursday that Kuroda could require as much as $15MM annually. That’s a far cry from $9MM a year. My guess is that the D’Backs improved their offer to three years, $36MM or so. Thoughts?