Re: Who's next up for an extension?
Originally Posted by mace
They're most likely tapped-out at this point, but I've been wondering if it might make sense to approach Madson. He obviously can't expect the Reds to exercise that $11 million option for next year; but at the same time, he can't be expecting a windfall free-agent contract, either. It will already cost the club $2.5 million to let him walk. I wonder if he'd do three to five years at around $5-7 million per. I don't know whether it fits the club's budget plans, but it could be a nice value.
I'm not thinking that long, but a restructured deal where they pay him $2.5million this season, and guarantee next season with a club option after that makes sense in the price range you mentioned.
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