i could see him getting that. i wouldn't mind 15 million per season, but personally i wouldn't give him that many years. if i were in charge i would give a little more per year but for just 3 years with a club/vesting option for a fourth year. maybe 3 years 50 million with a club/vesting option for 17 mil.
but 5/75 would be reasonable. i wouldnt LOVE it, but i wouldnt hate it either. good thing about the sale is i doubt anything would be done before the sale is completed may 1. this would give the front office a solid month to see him play before an extension is signed.
ethier really is in a great position. the new owners want to do something big, and if ethier comes out of the gates on fire i think their first move would be to give him a long term extension. ultimately i think if he is in the new front office's long term plans there is no way they will wait till the off season to lock him up.
"ultimately i think if he is in the new front office's long term plans there is no way they will wait till the off season to lock him up."
I would have to agree, given his place among the fans' favorites, his tenure with the Dodgers, and the limited FA OF positions for this upcoming year.
I just hope he doesn't get pissy again..
" He isn't getting a Jayson Werth / Carl Crawford type contract out of the Dodgers if that's what he's thinking. Let him have a limited no-trade clause. "
I remember the Mets saying that same thing to Reyes.
"I remember the Mets saying that same thing to Reyes."
Did Reyes get that contract out of the Mets? No. He got $106,000,000 out of the Marlins. Let the Giants have Ethier if he can get that kind of money out of them. I like Andre & all, but 100 million dollars for a guy turning 30, & with a history of injuries, is simply too much of a financial committment. And knowing the Giants' luck, Andre may very well turn into another Zito / Rowand type of investment. Our pockets get deeper while they deplete their limited resources. Our way of saying 'thank you for Schmidt & Uribe.'