5/23/2013 2:21 PM
Myette

I have a tough decision..  I can max deal Myette or spend big in IFA this season and max Arias next season..  I cant afford to max deal them both and if I max deal Myette this season I wont have the $$ to cash in on IFA's next season. 
5/23/2013 2:21 PM
Another thought is to not max deal anyone!
5/23/2013 2:26 PM

Well it depends on your world and what contracts are offered and what talent is available. If you feel you have to max contract either of these, Myette is a perennial 40-40 player who can play every day while Arias has to rest and only has the HR potential.

If you let them walk you get the extra draft picks and can spend on an IFA, but will your picks or the IFA be guaranteed to be as good as either of these guys an how long will it take for them to contribute to your ML team?

It all depends on your window, your minors and a what your world is like realy...

5/23/2013 2:31 PM
If I'm giving any of these guys a max deal, it's Arias.  Can play 2B or 3B (is his range declining from injury or age?).  It's hard to find that good of a hitter who can play a position like that.  Very valuable.

That said, I'm not sure either of those guys are actually worth max deals.
5/23/2013 2:32 PM
Who says you can't offer both a max deal?  Who says both will be pushed towards a max deal in free agency?  Pitchers tend to go for max deals before hitters, as pitchers tend to age into the late 30s better than hitters.  Looks like you still have a bunch of young talent, so you'd have the room to go big on these 2 guys, while perhaps needing to get creative down the road.
5/23/2013 2:32 PM
Myette was the MVP, I just won the WS.
I could probably compete for another WS if I keep him but might be kicking myself in 3-4 seasons when I'm paying him $20M.. My team's strength is pitching and defense.. I think I can sign or trade for 80% of Myette's numbers for much less than 30M this season.. 

I've pretty much decided I'm letting him go.. I just feel like it might be a terrible move.. 
5/23/2013 2:34 PM
Posted by burnsy483 on 5/23/2013 2:31:00 PM (view original):
If I'm giving any of these guys a max deal, it's Arias.  Can play 2B or 3B (is his range declining from injury or age?).  It's hard to find that good of a hitter who can play a position like that.  Very valuable.

That said, I'm not sure either of those guys are actually worth max deals.
Agreed
5/23/2013 2:37 PM
 Sting Bottenfield

Sting says "Max deal, good idea"
5/23/2013 6:29 PM
Ouch!
5/23/2013 6:40 PM
You'd think that 49 health rating might have been a deterrent to a max deal for Bottenfield.

I am curious, wasn't Myette available for an extension last season?  I would think with the 76 patience that you would have been able to keep him around.
5/23/2013 6:49 PM
He has 20m in training.   Sting will be fine.   Next season. 
5/23/2013 9:48 PM
Posted by overeasy on 5/23/2013 6:40:00 PM (view original):
You'd think that 49 health rating might have been a deterrent to a max deal for Bottenfield.

I am curious, wasn't Myette available for an extension last season?  I would think with the 76 patience that you would have been able to keep him around.
Nope I thought he would too
5/23/2013 10:19 PM
If I had the money and my pitching staff was pretty set, with at least 2 top tier SPs, I'd max both.
5/23/2013 10:27 PM
Name (throws) Role % DU HE ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 $
Jamey Lee (L) 100 24 83 76 82 95 83 98 78 79 71 50 56 39 $0
Juan Rosales (R) 100 20 83 69 79 80 87 89 84 94 68 39 42 0 $5.8M
Sid Bergmann (R) 100 18 91 74 90 74 83 81 70 80 63 56 53 28 $6.0M
Rickey Lawton (L) 100 34 65 76 83 80 68 77 83 88 74 63 0 0 $360K
Darin Hobbes (L) 100 31 91 80 79 74 73 46 47 81 65 34 55 31 $5.8M
 
 
ML Bullpen, Current Ratings
Name (throws) Role % DU HE ST CT LH RH VE GB P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 $
Jason Adams (R) 100 71 97 41 91 56 76 51 78 93 78 0 0 0 $6.9M
Fred Williams (R) 100 48 49 34 91 78 94 68 62 97 69 41 0 0 $6.0M
Morrie Brownson (R) 100 48 81 37 90 53 73 97 44 79 74 38 0 0 $3.4M
Calvin Dawley (R) # 100 97 91 21 85 69 74 59 49 84 76 48 0 0 $57K
Louie Hernandez (L) 100 83 90 25 84 76 63 95 68 84 73 0 0 0 $378K
5/24/2013 1:44 AM
Posted by deathinahole on 5/23/2013 2:37:00 PM (view original):
 Sting Bottenfield

Sting says "Max deal, good idea"
I bet that stings.
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