Originally Posted by Johnny Fan
to me 6 years is to much, and while I like Choo, I just don't see him as a $20 million dollar guy. I think a double in pay is fair, he is around the 7 million mark now...
The contracts that the star players are signing right now, clubs are adding years knowing full well they will be overplaying in the downside of their careers. That hasn't been a deterrent. The market has changed, the new tv deals have altered the game.
Boras would be an idiot to negotiate before free agency. He can always come back and sign with Cincinnati if Choo insists, but why would they limit themselves. He's played some 10 years being traded from one place to another with losing teams. This is his first time being able to dictate where he wants to play. I doubt they will easily sign it away.
Maybe we could have signed him long term when we traded for him. Maybe we could have gotten 5 for 80. Now the time has probably passed. He seems back in his 2008-10 form. Barring injury or complete collapse he's going to get 100/120+ somewhere.