Re: Sox Offer Pedroia Extension
posted at 7/20/2013 12:32 AM EDT
In response to DaffyDan's comment:
Hard to put a number on his worth.
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
so we know what you think jacoby is worth. let's hear what you would offer Pedroia.
I heard from God today.... and she sounded just like me.
what have i done? and who have i become?
I saw the Devil today..... and he looked a lot like me
I looked away.... I TURNED AWAYYY!
I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell.
He's a Boston legend.
He's about the same age as Ellsbury.
Consistency. (never below .797)
Having his best OBP season, but SLG has dipped for 3 straight years.
Excellent defense and decent speed.
He's owed $10M next year with a team option for $11M in 2015 ($.5M buyout). Those are steals. He will be 31 when his contract expires.
I would not low-ball Pedroia. He deserves full respect and perhaps some extra for being "underpaid".
I'd offer him $61M/4 with a $7M signing bonus ($4M 2014 and $3M 2015), so basically $17M a year for 4 years, but some pre-paid to make up for the underpay he has recieved for several years. I might go up to $18M a year x 4. Maybe add a team option 5th year at $14M with a $2M Buyout.
If I were Pedey, I'd turn you down flat :)
Pedey's one of the few guys that when he says, "it's not about the money" may actually mean it.
I suppose I may go to $20M a year, but I think the signing bonus aspect of my offer would be very enticing.