CY or not, I think 3/$45 is steep for Dickey. He's 38 and will be 41 in the last year of that extension. The way he throws the knuckler, there is a lot of uncertainty about how well he will hold up. Granted, he's been nothing but great since he put his pen to a Mets contract 3 years ago, but it is hard to look 4 years into the future with much confidence.
Originally Posted by fanofclendennon
I'm surprised they are saying that the years are not the problem and it is just the $. If I were Sandy, I'd be offering him 2 years/$25 million with a 3rd year vesting option at $12.5 million and a $3 million buyout, with incentives for innings pitched and awards, like making the All Star Team, top 10 in CY voting, etc. so that he could earn as much as $15 million a year. That way the contract would actually be 2/$28.
If major league GMs think like you do, he should not have hurt his trade value at all. They may be thinking "Oh wow, I can have a Cy Young Award winner for only $50 million over the next 4 years."
Last edited by dunbummin; 12-05-2012 at 01:22 AM.
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