Pogotheostrich wrote:wrveres wrote:STLPD wrote:
The Cardinals officially have placed themselves in contention for free-agent pitcher A.J. Burnett by breaking precedent with a four-year offer worth almost $10 million per season, sources confirmed Thursday night.
Burnett, the centerpiece of the Cardinals' offseason planning so far, is considered the most attractive talent within a relatively thin free-agent pool. The Arkansas native is expected to decide among several offers before Major League Baseball's winter meetings convene Monday in Dallas.
To be honest, I think this is the one he was waiting for.
I think he signs in STL by Sunday
Back to the topic at hand. I'm pessimistic about this. I'd love to see him in STL and the deal sounds reasonable but from all the reports Burnett could get more money elsewhere.
The 4/40 sounds way to low the way the free agent market is going so far. Earlier post stated 5/65, I think that is very close to what it will take, 4/48 or 5/60 might get the job done. Even at 4/40, its a heck of a risk.