Captain Furtah wrote:Dan Lambskin wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:
The can't hit LHP is a huge strike against him IMO. Are teams really going to give up top prospects for a guy that should be platooned?
and has this contract
5 years/$30.25M (2008-13), plus 2014 club option
signed extension with Detroit 2/4/08
08:$1M, 09:$3.5M, 10:$5.5M, 11:$8.25M, 12:$10M, 13:$13M club option ($2M buyout)
2013 option increases to:
$15M if MVP (1st - 5th) in 2011 or 2012
$14M if All Star in 2011 or 2012
$13.5M if All Star selection in 2011 or 2012
award bonuses: $25,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove; $50,000 for Silver Slugger; $75,000 for LCS MVP; $0.1M for MVP, WS MVP
hey buddy this is 2009. A 5.5 (or even 8.25 or 10) million dollar contract for someone with his skills is not that bad, and for the numbers he has, and is likely to put up is probably a little low.
Also what does 13.5 million if all star selection and 14 million if all star supposed to mean?
And, would you be willing to pay an extra $375,000 to a player who went to an all star game, won both the gold glove and silver slugger awards and was the MVP of the LCS, WS and SEASON? You talk about the bonuses like they are a risk for a team.
This post is a joke
Granderson is one of my favorite Tigers, but if you can get something of value for him i think you have to consider taking it. Cabrera is due to make $20M+ in 2010 and beyond...Verlander is going to be commanding that kind of cash soon too.
i just dont see them being a strong contender in 2010 because they arent going to spend the money on a FA 2B, Closer and 8th inning guy and they dont have any viable replacements, not to mention Mags and Guillen are another year older, so why not get younger, clear your bad contracts and then make a run at some top FA's in a few years
i'm not saying dump him for scrubs, but i just dont see a guy who cant hit LHP, K's a ton and doesnt walk due to make 10M+ being untouchable