Originally Posted by Hondo
Yeah, and Melky would've got 15 Millon a year if it weren't for that little thing I like to call a PED Positive Test...
Torii Hunter recieved 13 Million per year on a 2 year deal, so Ludwick is going to get at least 9 Million per year, possibly more after his 26 HR, 80 RBI campaign last year...
I'm fully aware of Melky's positive PED test.
As I said in my other post, Melky is 6 years younger, is significantly better defensively, can play CF in a pinch, can steal bases, has a lower strikeout rate and was no slouch even before the PEDs.
Both guys have questions. Was Ludwick's season a resurgence or a fluke? Were Cabrera's last two seasons PEDs or just a guy entering his prime? So I see them getting similar contracts with a slight edge to Cabrera. Might Ludwick get $9M per for 2 years? Sure. But I don't see a team going 3 for him unless that 3rd year is a team option.