Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's a good thing Berkman is open-minded about free agency

From the Law Offices of Levine and Fallas, we read about what Lance thinks about free agency:

"At that point, for me, personally, it would make sense for me to go ahead and be a free agent, just to see what else is out there. Because if they're talking about, 'Hey, we want to sign you at a reduced rate,' then it would behoove me to find out what that rate is, and the only way to do that is to expose yourself to the open market. I'm not saying it's what I'd like to do or what I want to do, but it would probably make the most sense from a business standpoint.

If I was in a different spot in my career, maybe that would be a little bit more unsettling. The fact of the matter is I've played (12) years already in the big leagues, and a lot of guys don't get to do that. I'm fine with whatever happens.

...I think I'd be doing myself a disservice if I didn't at least try to play somewhere next year."


He's right. Free agency is the best option for him at this point, because I will break the internet if the Apparatus picks up his option. It will be interesting to see what his market value is. Any guesses?

2 comments:

Joe said...

Maybe a 3 year deal worth 30 million with a mutual or club option for the final year of the three year deal. Thats just based on track record. He should get 3 years/24 million in my humble opinion. I know this sounds crazy, but I wouldnt mind picking up the option hoping he rebounds and get us compensation for the 2012 draft. I just don't want Ed Wade to get to jumpy and sign garbage out on the market.

Joe said...

BTW didn't Lance just say he doesn't want to leave us whether we win or lose? We have been so loyal to him BLAH BLAH BLAH. He just wants his money.