Originally Posted by RedLegsToday
That would probably be fair. Brandon will never take it though. He's making 11 or 12 mil this year. Isn't there an option already for 2012?
His last contract was 4 years for 27 million, and you are right he made 11 million this year. Also you are correct that there is a team option for 12 million for next year. My guess is they let him test the free agent waters before taking on the 12 million. I'd let him test FA and then offer him a front loaded contract.
2012 10 million
With a team option in 2015 for 4 million. I have no idea if he'd take this deal or not, but I think it's fair based on his age and that he's on the downside of his playing career.