Found December 04, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes is reporting tonight that the Miami Marlins have blinked from their first offer to free agent shortstop Jose Reyes. Their first offer was six years, $90 million, but today, it's been learned that a new offer is on the table: six years, $111 million. The deal is worth $106 million over six years, with a $5 million buyout in year seven for a $22 million option. Average annual value: $18.5 million a year, but the actual dollar amount will be about $17 million a year. Now, is Reyes really worth that much money? When he's healthy, he is. Since becoming a regular in 2005, Reyes has four seasons worth in the neighborhood of 6.0 fWAR (ranging from 5.8 to 6.4). He's also got three seasons under 3.0 fWAR, so there's some volatility there. Reyes will turn 29 midway through the 2012 season, and the contract offered by Miami will take Reyes through his age 34 season. Since speed is Reyes' best skill, and speed generally fades as a player ages, ...
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