Re: Swisher to Sox?
posted at 11/21/2012 11:46 PM EST
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to Soxdog67's comment:
In response to pinstripezac's comment:
that's a wow my friend
I have no idea what the odds are that a 2nd round draft pick
turns out to be better than swish
but me personally
will take the bird in hand that will help my team today
vs maybe someday in a few yrs.......................every time
I knew you had that 'I luv all prospects disease'
but I didn't know you had it that bad ;-)
hey zac, happy turkey day to you...so tell me, do you want the Yankees to re-sign Swish, or what?
I wouldn't mind him coming to the Sox but not in a long-term deal...two years @ around $15 million per would be the offer. Who cares about the lost draft pick.
2 @ 15 is "where his fit and value ends" . I think some idiot GM will give him 4/60. Let him.
Two years - $15mill? So you think Swisher should be paid less than Melky Cabrera and Jeremy Guthrie?
crowdedsource.com projected the contracts of all the top free agents, with Swisher receiving 4 years $56mill. Fangraphs' Dave Cameron wrote a piece analyzing their projected deals and decided that this deal was by far the best one of all the projections. Even better to give Swisher 4 years $56mill than it would be to give Anabal Sanchez 4 years $52mill, apparently.
Cameron did say he thought the majority of the deals were a little light, although they were spot on with #6 Melky Cabrera (2 years $16mill).
(They have Ortiz' contract figures correct as well, but only because the article publsihed after he signed.)
you can read it here
Were I to predict, I would expect Swisher to get the same contract that JD Drew received - 5 years / $70mill.