What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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"OCTOBER 20: It has been determined that qualifying offers need to be worth $13.3MM this offseason, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter)." MLB trade rumors
I think this makes it a whole lot more difficult for the rangers to bring back Napoli. I think the rangers will be hesitant to offer Nap a qualifying offer because they may be afraid he would take it. I don't think they feel he is worth over 13 mil a yr.
It would only be a one-year deal. I would take Napoli for 1-year/$13.3M. I'd prefer to sign him as a FA for 3-4 years and $36M-$48M ($12M AAV).
I doubt Nap gets a 13 Million dollar offer, and if he does Nap will sign it quickly! he's probably looking at a 2 or 3 yr deal in the 9 million a yr range if he's lucky. He's probably worth a lot less but I think he'll get 9.
Eric Why would you pay him that much? he had a good second half of last yr and a good post season, the 1st half of last yr and all of this yr were weak at best. He hit a solid .223 and I can't remember the last time he thru any one out.I guess I just don't get your thinking on this one.
I'm mainly considering just how thin catching talent is out there. I don't think we can do better than Mike Napoli this offseason, particularly considering he's one of the best offensive catchers in baseball, and we're going to need offense from anywhere we can get it without Josh Hamilton next year. Runs are going to be more of a premium, and Nap satisfies that need.
Napoli can do better than $9M AAV on the open market. My $12M tag is under the assumption the price of WAR will rise to $6M, and I think he could average 2.0 fWAR/year over the next 3-4 seasons.
I like Nap and there is no doubt that the market for catchers is thin, but I just don't see the Rangers paying 12 mil a yr for a .230 hitter that plays very little defense. They could pay Shoppach like 3-4 mil a year...he's not Nap but for the price he could do the job and then we'll have some money to go get another bat or Grienke.
I thought I read where there is only ONE supplemental pick starting this year per team. There is no doubt that Josh Hamilton turns down a $13.3M offer for one year, so that satisfies the pick. Plus, since we just get the sandwich pick (after the first round), it should not make any difference as to which team he goes to, so no reason to have multiple player offers.
I would actually like to see us get Nap back, though it has to be at the 2012 pricing, not the 2011 "potential" pricing.
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