Scott The Agent predictably says Jason The Former Mariner Prospect is still an elite player:
"If you think about his physical conditioning, he’s got many more
years to play in this game," Boras said last night. "When he’s out
there, this club is decisively different. You’re really talking about a
guy that is inherently valuable. In this day and time, what is a player
like that worth?
"We’re in the process of finalizing data intake.
We have to look at the marketplace. We have to look at similarly
situated All-Star players, who they are in stature to their team. There
are many comparisons. We’re certainly going to look at how those
players [were] received in the free agent market and use that as that
Meanwhile Theo The Boy Wonder has a supposedly tough decision to make, which I (Nick The News Watcher) think is a pretty easy one considering the options and the C on the free agent’s uni. Sign Jason The Blue Collar Player for more than he might deserve. Yes, he’ll be like Joe Wurzelbacher and he won’t quite fit the label his fans have given him. But when you’re a successful money-making franchise, what’s a few more millions of dollars for someone who’s used to the money and has been so good for the team?
Or you can let him walk and let him become Jason The Pirate or The Marlin or The Met or The Yank (you never know!)