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CC or Bust

CC is mulling an offer of 140 million/ 6 year from the 3rd place New York Yankee's who hope to buy their way out of 3rd place with a big splash in the FA market.  Since he didn't accept it outright we hold out hope that  CC is hoping someone in California gets involved.

Peter Gammons said today that the Dodgers might be getting ready to make a proposal. We have been told that we won't go over 3 years for CC, so how can we make an offer that is competitive with the big boys?

Below is what True Blue Poster Mike Worozbyt thinks might get it done. He would need to explain exactly how it works with the 1st and 2nd team options

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total Average
Guaranteed Salary  $21,000,000  $22,000,000  $23,000,000  $24,000,000  $10,000,000  $100,000,000  $   25,000,000
1st Team Option Exercised  $21,000,000  $22,000,000  $23,000,000  $24,000,000  $25,000,000  $  5,000,000  $120,000,000  $   24,000,000
2nd Team Option Exercised  $21,000,000  $22,000,000  $23,000,000  $24,000,000  $25,000,000  $25,000,000  $140,000,000  $   23,333,333

I on the other hand think something like this might be of interest to CC.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Guaranteed Salary  $20,000,000  $30,000,000  30,000,00   $10,000,000  $10,000,000
Player Opt Out  $              1  $              1

This way CC gets the largest year to year deal in baseball history for a pitcher while protecting his future. After three years he can opt out for $1 and sign another large free agent deal if he is healthy and did well the previous three years. If for some reason he blows out his arm he is still guaranteed $10 million in 2012/2013. This gives him big big money, flexibility , and security for 5 years.

We know the Players Union is pressuring him to take the Yankee deal because of the length and amount, but we also know that he loves to hit and wants to play in California.

In other free agent news,  Ryan Dempster e-signed with the Cubs for 4 years/52 Million. Lot of money for a guy who just had his first good year as a starter. Better them then us.

Jeremy Affeldt signed with the Giants. I liked him and I'd rather have him then Beimel.