Jason Bay and Matt Holliday: What are They Worth?

Posted: 17th November 2009 by Bill Mckillop in MLB
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Matt Holliday formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals and Jason Bay formerly of the Boston Red Sox are the prize hitters in the 2009 û 2010 free agent market. They are both looking for someone to ôshow them the money,ö to steal a line from Jerry Maguire.á Holliday, according to his agent, is looking for Mark Teixeira money in the range of $22.5 million per year, and Bay is rumored to be looking for about $20 million a year (good luck to both camps on getting that kind of money). What are these players worth in todayÆs market? These players are only worth what someone is willing to pay and there are very few teams who can hand out $20 million contracts. Obviously the Yankees have the revenue streams to sign who theyáfeel can get them over the top, but I donÆt see the Yanks going after th ...

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