When do you try to trade BP?
First, let's take a look at his contract:
4 years/$27M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
re-signed by Cincinnati 2/15/08 (avoided arbitration, $4.2M-$2.7M)
$0.75M signing bonus
08:$2.75M, 09:$4.75M, 10:$6.75M, 11:$11M, 12:$12M club option ($1M buyout)
escalators based on awards may bring total package to $43.25M (2008 Gold Glove increases 2009 salary by $0.25M to $5M)
if traded, 2012 club option becomes mutual option
Starting in 2011, BP gets really expensive. When do you try to move him? After 2009? Now?