Bevil has season 28, 29 & 30 left on his contract, w/ a mutual option in season 30. I'm not real comfortable on what triggers a guy to decline his end of his mutual option. Based upon his contract, I'm assuming the sim decided he was worth $9.7 mil a season. He'll get $10.7 mil in season 30, if he accepts his option, if he declines he'll make a lot more, but his initial demands will be in that ball park. I'm pretty sure if his contract was flipped and he was making $8.7 mil in season 30 that he'd decline the mutual option and hit free agency. I'm not sure about getting $1 mil more than his sim deemed worth. The acquiring owner may only get him for 2 seasons (obviously worth it if he's the ace he needs to challenge for another WS title or 2 over those 2 years), 3 at most.
I think the other guy did pretty well, newb or not, I'll let it pass.