What is Ells actually worth in a Trade today?
posted at 12/22/2011 6:31 AM EST
I would first make an offer and present it to Boras for $160 M--8 years.
I would call Boras to see if that works. If not I would tell Boras we are exploring options and suggest he tell his client.
1. Is he worth Trumbo, Santana and Walden from the Angels?
2. Is he worth Ethier, a starting pitcher and a prospect from the Dodgers?
3. Is he worth Cain and a position player and a prospect from the Giants?
What might the Rangers, Phillies, Braves, Cards, Cubs, Nationals, Marlins and any other contender offer?
In a week the offers would be in.
I'm just kind of curious what you think his worth is after winning the Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, 2 nd in MVP voting.
I would not think his stock could ever be higher than it is today.
It's always best to deal from a position of strength--today we have the strength.
You know Boras will want at least Fielder Money--about $200 M.