Jon Heyman tweeting that a deal for Gonzalez is now done, press conference tomorrow. If true, I wonder if AG is going to send a cut of the extra dollars he just made to Jayson Werth and his agent?
I revise my earlier prediction of a gross 7/147M to 7/154M, adding a million a year just for the delay and asking. Very curious to know the details. If there is a contract deal, that is. Add predictions in the comments.
Paul-SF edit: Heyman tweets the deal is a seven-year extension, beginning in 2012, worth roughly $23 million per year, or $161 million total, in addition to the $6.3 million left on Gonzalez's current contract.
If the deal is signed before Opening Day, it would bring the life of the contract, for luxury tax purposes, to eight years, $167.3 million, or $20.9 million charged against the luxury tax in 2011. So it's pretty easy to see why the Sox would want to hold of an official deal until after Opening Day.
FWIW, Gonzalez would be 36 in his final season of the deal.