Originally Posted by doublem23
I honestly think if the Sox offer AJ arb, though, he takes it. How many teams are going to give up their 1st/2nd round draft pick for a 33-year-old catcher who plays spotty defense and is coming off one of the worst years of his career?
A team with a protected 1st round pick is more likely to kick the tires. I think a team would be willing to lose a 2nd round pick for a 2 to 3 years worth of AJ. Obviously much comes down to the individual's preference of money versus job security. Does AJ think he can go out and perform much better with a 1 year contract to try and get a bigger/longer deal next off-season? He isn't a slam dunk decision like Putz/PK, so it will be interesting to follow.