Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
They can extend him right now. I'm sure the Giants will be telling Hunter that they will use the QO on him which could limit the number of teams that will go after him. It makes sense to extend him now and not go to Free Agency.
The absolute MAX I would do on Pence is 4/60 and I think that is a bit high. Not a chance in hell would I give him 90
Some team would, doe.....
By using the QO, the G's may be shooting themselves on the foot. Yes, it would limit the teams that may want to sign him, but teams like the Yanks, Sox, Dodgers, etc.... who have extremely high payrolls and very high draft picks, (25-30 range) may decide to give up their first round pick and offer Hunter an extremely huge contract. That's my biggest fear. The team needs to lock him in ASAP or else they may enter a bidding war that they'll surely lose.
But I do agree with you that I wouldn't want to pay him more than 60 over 4 years.