Re: Red Sox To Meet With Agent For Wilson And Oswalt-Are you interested in either of them?
posted at 12/4/2011 9:24 AM EST
In Response to Re: Red Sox To Meet With Agent For Wilson And Oswalt-Are you interested in either of them?
[QUOTE]Wilson, no. Oswalt, yes, depending on the contract. moon's numbers on Oswalt look a little generous, IMO, but that is okay. He needs to prove he can stay healthy, so the incentives make sense. Yeah, $10M/2 might be a tad too high. Maybe $8M/2 with more incentives is better, but I bet he gets better than $10M somewhere. Look what Wang, the starter with just 104 IP over the last 3 years just got: Chien-Ming Wang rhp 1 year/$4M (2012)
Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]
True dat. moon. The FA markets - or should I say, the auctions - can drive prices into silly territories.
I think of us here on the forum estimating what a FA is worth, and I am reminded of watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS, and how the dealers say, "Oh, you should get $300,000 for this Hudson Valley landscape, but at auction it could go higher."
Somehow, with FAs, it always does. (See "Crawford, Carl" and "Martinez, Victor.")
Funny how the age of something in the FA auctions can be a detriment instead of an asset, as it would be when bidding on a rug or a vase. (See, "Ortiz, David.")
And there is always the concern about getting the genuine article instead of a fake.
But I digress.