Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Michael Barrett was known for his bat in 2005 and 2006, but struggled badly this season for the Cubs and Padres. His struggles can be accredited to his troubled relationship with manager Lou Pineilla from the start of Spring Training, but no one doubts his power and potential to hit over .300 with 15+ homeruns. He is probably looking at a two to three year deal worth about 4.5 million dollars annually. But, if he rebounds, which many expect him to do, he could be compared to Ivan Rodriguez who is getting payed 13 million next season. Who knows who will be interested? Whether it is the Mets, Yankees, Padres, Rockies, Nationals, or Athletics, he is worth the money because of his positive upside.