Posted by MikeT23 on 4/1/2013 7:18:00 PM (view original):
Wright is not a 20m a year player. He just isn't. He's also not a guy you want when he's 37.
He isn't? Here's a list of position players on contracts paying more than $20 million per*:
There are several that I would take over Wright (Cabrera, Votto, Posey, Kemp, Longoria) but I'd prefer Wright over more of them (Arod, Mauer, Teixeira, Gonzalez, Crawford, Soriano, Wells, Werth, Howard, Holliday, Zimmerman).
It seems like $20 million is about market rate for a player of Wright's caliber.
*I'm sure I missed a few
EDIT: Some of these guys are at $17-19 million per year, not just $20 million. I left off Hamilton and Braun. I'd take Braun but not Hamilton over Wright and I think Wright is closer in value to Braun than he is Hamilton.