I’d like to throw a question out there for y’all: what would you pay the 2009 free agents? Debate-worthy position players include Jason Varitek, Nomar Garciaparra, Ivan Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, David Eckstein, Jeff Kent, Adam Dunn, Manny Ramirez, Rocco Baldelli, Bobby Abreu, Milton Bradley, and Pat Burrell. And the pitchers are a whole ‘nother kettle of fish–there are a ton of aging greats whose contracts are up–but obviously, the big prize is CC Sabathia. Closers include Eric Gagne and Francisco Rodriguez.
Do you think the veterans’ teams should make an effort to resign them? Do you think GMs should roll the dice on Gagne’s arm, Nomar’s entire body, Rocco’s mitochondria? And most importantly: What Would You Pay?