Havok1517 wrote:I bet its like for $12 milliion a year.
As a Giants fan, I wish this were true. According to SFGiants.com "Terms of the deal were not disclosed, although the value of Rowand's contract was believed to have approached the five-year, $90 million package that Torii Hunter, another free-agent center fielder, recently received from the Los Angeles Angels." **
IMO, Rowand is worth at most 12-14 million, but 18?
Since he will no longer be in the band box of Citizens Bank, he'll be lucky to hit 18 HR. A player who cant hit 20 HR worth 18 million? This makes deals to Hunter, Jones, Suzuki (extension), and even maybe Vernon Wells look somewhat reasonable. Rowand is certainly a good defensive player, but he is neither good power-wise or average-wise (309 last year, but 262 and 270 the two years before).
*Update* It is now being reported as 12 million/year. This makes it slightly more bearable, but in 5 years, I cannot see Rowand being worth anywhere near that.
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