3/45 would be a "bargain" for swisher considering victorino got 13 mil per...what was boston thinking
Ben Cherrington is an awful GM from what I have been observing these past few years. Still baffled by why he traded agon,beckett,crawford... if they were looking to shed money, why offer stupid contracts to victorino,gomes, and napoli(though napoli wasn't a bad signing) and all of a sudden going after free agents as if they are going to compete this year.
I'm surprised because the latest report said we offered him 2 years + vesting option. There was no mention of 3 guaranteed years.
Well, they probably saw the other options for second base in 2013 and decided to just say **** it and give him a third year.
Don't really blame them either.
Will Scutaro still be productive at age 40? No...but the hope is he makes up most of that value next year and in 2014.
Which he just may. He's been really consistent and durable the last 5 seasons. If you assume he declines gradually instead of falling off a cliff this deal might still be OK even if year three we get little to no value.