The $$ is ever present in the minds of Walk-Year players, And there's nothing wrong with that. Just as in other sports, an individual has the right for the pursuit of happiness. Can't, and won't, be able to play forever. So while team loyalty always sounds fine and dandy in the appropriate press releases and media outlets, a fan never knows until the signature is on the dotted line......
Jason Werth: top notch 2009 season, 159 games, but will he stay healthy? First time in last six years he didn't find himself on the DL.
Carl Crawford: If you follow baseball, there's no need to highlight his 2009 season. Somehow I feel he's going to take alot of $$ where ever he ends up. And will the Rays pony up with a fat contract extension?
Josh Beckett: Very reliable in recent years, a break from his early career. The Red Sox have made no attempt to hide their interest in an extension.
Derrek Lee: In 2005 Derrek nailed the 30 HR plateau, and finally again in 2009. Couple that with his 111 RBI, and he had a right fine season. Question is, was this a one year spike in production?
Derek Jeter: Many years ago I was 37 years old. And I am still amazed at what Derek can do at this age. It would seem that the Yankees would, and will, sign Mr Jeter to a very fat extension before he tests the waters of the AL and NL. His offensive production offsets his defensive woes. From a fantasy standpoint, what position will he end up playing?
And there are others who will test the free agency market, but I'm going to enjoy observing the bidding wars and season as this plays out.
be safe. enjoy life.