Originally Posted by DSpivack
I expect someone to offer him 6. He's easily the top free agent in a weak offseason, and with the new national TV deal (and many lucrative local ones, as well), many teams are flush with cash to spend. Besides Baltimore and Washington, other possible potential suitors are apparently the Yankees, Dodgers, Brewers
, Braves and more
. Supposedly the asking price is 7 years, $175 million
; with that many potential suitors, I suspect he'll get close to that.
No way the brewers get involved. The owner has already said they are going to lower salary, and with the contract increases due to the current roster, they probably don't have more than 20 million to work with. No way they spend all that on one player, with the bullpen needs this team has.