Let’s pretend that Johnny Damon has a big 2009 with the bat…say, he hits .315, with 70 walks and 65 extra base hits, scoring 115 runs and driving in another 80.
What do you do with him at the end of the season? Just let him walk away…since he’ll be 36 in 2010? Or, do you try and get him to sign another deal, say, for two years at $9 million each…with a team option for a third year at $11 million (with a $3 million buyout)?
OK, sure, it’s more of a question than a wild thought…but, nonetheless, it’s today’s wild thought.