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AussieDodger wrote:I don't think he'll be back next year. (Although I'd like him to keep playing)
How big an offer will teams seriously give him?
I can't see anyone paying more then $10 million maximum - and will that be "worth Barry's while" for all the bull he is probably going to get (as usual).
Playing for Oakland for around $7 million (which would be great , go Oakland) - but has he got enough money where all the annoyance is not worth it?
willy-t wrote:He's still an elite hitter - 5th on SLG, 1st in OBP by almost 70 points, 1st in OPS and 9th in HRs. He's still a stud at the plate and would be considerably underpaid at $10m in this market
AussieDodger wrote:willy-t wrote:He's still an elite hitter - 5th on SLG, 1st in OBP by almost 70 points, 1st in OPS and 9th in HRs. He's still a stud at the plate and would be considerably underpaid at $10m in this market
Yes , you are right. He is still awesome with .497 OBP and .590 SLG.
But I'm thinking that teams would be wary of someone who is 43 , health-wise and the inevitable skill slide that they have at that age.
I don't think anyone would be silly enough (outside the Yankees , who seem to think it is a race to spend all their cash) to risk more then $10 million on someone that old.
thedude wrote:no one other than the giants wanted anything to do with him last offseason.
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