mhardy_03 wrote:[quote="Razz"][quote="R27"][quote="chevyman58"]Ken Rosenthal reported that it was for $82.5 million and includes a full no-trade clause.
Fowler and Carpenter are two of just nine players to post an OBP of at least .365 (min 300 plate apps) in at least four of the past five years.
$16.5M per is a great deal for Fowler. Outside of Cespedes, he might be the best all around player in this free agent class. And I feel like he's not that much different from Heyward and he got $23M per last winter. And while I don't think he's a good enough center fielder, I don't see a reason why he shouldn't be. Has the tools.[/quote]
My main concern with Fowler is he's going to be 35 years old when his contract is up. He's a decent outfielder now, but put three or four more years on his legs and he could have trouble. Same with his hitting. I would have loved for us to sign him to a three year deal, but I guess now we'll have to hope for the best.[/quote]
He should be fine moving to a corner at that point. Bader and then Sierra could push him that way anyway in the next 5 years. His value won't be as good then but gotta think his OBP should age well.[/quote]
Agreed. If playing CSFBL has taught me anything, a good batting eye is going to age better than most baseball skills.
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