Santana holds the key
November, 29, 2007
Alex Rodriguez started with an offer of $192 million, ended up with 10 years and what will be somewhere around $305 million, and established a level. Not that there's anyone comparable, but it's a level. Torii Hunter got $90 million for five years, a level for Andruw Jones and Aaron Roward to work off. Francisco Cordero turned down $40-42 million in a place he knows for $45 million in one of the best hitters' parks on the planet. That's something Francisco Rodriguez and Joe Nathan can work off next year.