Loved this quote from Gerald Sensabaugh in Tim McMahon’s column on ESPN’s front page today so much that I decided to give it its own post:
Senabaugh said he has “a price in my mind that I would take.” If more than one team gets in the ballpark, Sensabaugh said he would pick the best fit, even if it’s a team that didn’t offer the most money.
Sensabaugh made $1.75 million and $1.82 million the past two seasons in Dallas. That’s not the kind of money he’s looking for in the open market.
“No, no, no, no,” Sensabaugh said, laughing. “Not in the same zip code.”
Seriously, Gerald? “Not in the same zip code?” I too greet that statement with laughter, but for different reasons. I have a feeling that a lot of guys this offseason are going to ask for far more than what their worth really is, and here’s what’s going to happen: They won’t be included in that first wave of signings, all the teams that had dire needs at a particular position will fill their needs elsewhere, the market will severely dry up for their services, and semi-interested teams looking to add depth will come calling later in the process with lowball offers. If $1.75 million per season or something not that far off isn’t adequate enough, all I can say is best of luck, Sensi. Hope you and your agent know what you’re doing.