Barry Zito, LHSP--Oakland Athletics: The Yankees, Cubs, Rangers, Dodgers, Cardinals, Angels, Padres, Mets and Red Sox are among 12-15 teams that are interested. The Dodgers say they will not pursue him. He is interested in playing for 8 of those teams, including the LA teams and the Padres. Mets have made him their top target. He is seeking 7-years, $105M. Rangers will be willing to give him $75M. Angels have made an offer.
If the Reds were on Zito's "wish list" what would be your best/max offer to Zito, if you even went after him?
I personally probably wouldn't offer much over 10 million a year bcause my gut says he'd be disasterous in the GABP. 15 million is a lot for a soft lefty.