Re: Prince Fielder seeks $200M/8 years for new contract
Good luck Prince. Somebody needs to tell him that teams care about defense too. When he can play defense like Teixeira and Mauer maybe he'll be worth that kind of money. But considering he'll probably be a DH only guy by the time he's 30... I predict something in the 5/100 neighborhood.
Though, to be fair, this is standard Boras. The first rule of negotiating is anchoring as high as possible. You say $200 and $140 looks like you gave some major concessions. Boras isn't about getting "fair value." He's about getting maximum value. The only number that matters is the one on the contract he signs.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 04-12-2010 at 08:12 PM.