Originally Posted by westofyou
Who would want a 33 year old with a bad back and a lifetime OPS slightly above .700?
I would offer him the door, but never arb.. he's a fill in for all those injuries, if Melvin offers him Arb I'll be shocked.
He'll be set free the day after the season.
He's OPSing 743 this season. That's not terrible for a 3b. Not a superstar, but when all you have is Cirillo it looks pretty good. Kind of how Clayton looks good to some folks when the alternatives are presented.
He's making 4.7 million this season, not that out of whack salary wise for a FA 3b that OPS at that level who plays decent defense (not gold glove level, but decent).
I don't think he'd get a huge raise in arb.
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