Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/7/12
Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen (OF,PIT)Andrew McCutchen signed a 6 year deal that will pay him $51,500,000.  As a general rule I tend to value players who are in a contract year a bit higher and those who just got paid a bit lower.  A lot of this thinking is due to my concern that players who want to get paid will continue to work hard, and those who have just gotten paid may slack off.  McCutchen, by all accounts, isn’t the type of player who will stop working just because he got paid.  I think if the contract has any impact, it will allow him to not worry about the business side and just enjoy playing the game.  While I still expect McCutchen to hit around .280 I wouldn’t be surprised if he was a 25/25 guy this season.  With that kind if versatility McCutchen is a guy I would take a chance on if I were drafting in the late second round of a 12 team league.Carlos Guillen (3B, SEA) After signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, Guillen suddenly announced his r...
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