With whom, for how long, and for how much will Mark Teixeira sign his next contract?
Club and player options should be included, so we're asking for an all-in number.
First prize wins a YFSF mug.
I will start the guessing after the jump.
Using Alex Rodriguez' deal structure and the Yankees' willingness to give out ten-year deals (Jeter, A-Rod) and the Sox' non-history of such a commitment (Manny for 8 is as long is gets, see how that one ended?), I come up with the following:
Yankees. Ten years. $202M.
That's my all-in guess.
Some other prognostications, not necessary for this contest: opt-out clause after year 4, so after CC decides. Years 9 and 10 at club's option. Salary peaks in year 5, then diminishes towards year 10.
For the record, I detest making predictions like this since I am almost never right and it bruises my ego. But this one seems like it could be fun. Have at it!