Comment by Nick Swisher — September 30, 2013 @ 1:48 pm
In past years i would have agreed, but now that he plays for mine, im saying the “attributes that make him a d-bag” are worth another 2 mill per
Comment by GOMarteeeen — September 30, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
I don’t see him doing better than year to year at this point. I’d guess that he’ll end up with a similar contract to last year. I’d be willing to go one year at $5-$6 million. He’s worth having because he is a decent enough starting catcher, but I also feel like he could be the type of guy that would fall off a cliff, so I wouldn’t want to tie up too much money in him.
Not much supply (McCann, Salty, AJP and ? Shinnosuke Abe maybe?) and a lot of demand (Boston, Yankees, Jays, Texas among the high budget teams at least) for catchers who can hit this year, and so I expect some major overpayment. I say 2 years for a whopping total of $20M.