In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to REBEL's comment:
In response to djcbuffum's comment:
As reported by mlbtraderumors:
Since I'm confident that he can get three or more years elsewhere, this means to me that he's gone. The FO must know that; this has to be a formality just in case he'll give a home-town discount.
[/QUOTE]I THINK TWO YEARS WITH A VESTING OPTION 3RD YEAR, AND A MILLION ADDED TO EACH YEAR WOULD GET HIM! AND, THAT WOULD BE CHEAPER THAN ANY ALTERNATIVE.
I am nearly certain Salty is gone. We benched him when it counted most, so obviously he is not valued that highly by Sox management.
Personally, I think we should offer him:
2017: $11M club option with a $3M buyout
That amounts to $30M/3 or $38M/4.
If one of our prospects proves he is ready, we can look to trade the 30 or 31 year old Salty.
+1. Especially given what is out there and the fact that Salty knows the staff.