Originally posted by CougarQuest
I was very surprised that it was $5M for the first year.
As you can see here, his "arbitration value" is close to six million for 2003 (you can thank the contract to Billy Wagner and others for that). So there would have been no reason for Graves to agree to a LTC, unless the average was close to 6 mil/year.

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ne..._mlb&fext=.jsp