How do you guys feel about signing him?
As you all know, he has decided to pitch next year and wants to stay close to home. He lives in Monkton, MD, which is a half hour from Camden Yards. His wife refuses to fly on an airplane and wants to be close to him. He got killed in NY, so I don't think a reunion with the Yanks or him going to the Mets is likely. Braves seem too far south. I feel Cleveland and Cincy would be too far as well.
Honestly, I only see the Pirates (his team last year), the O's and the Phillies making sense for him. I am kind of worried about the Phillies swooping in though. I'd give him 1 year 14 mill and then go out and sign Morales (2 year 18 mill) so we can take a run at a championship before Hardy.Davis/Wieters file for free agency. Maybe spending money now will convince them we are committed to winning and staying. Who knows.
Thoughts? I think we HAVE to sign him to make this off-season a C instead of a big fat F.