Ken Rosenthal was on The Dan Patrick Show this afternoon, where he was speaking about the economics of the Joey Votto deal, and other potential mega-deals on MLB’s horizon, when an interesting question arose– one that he had a rather interesting answer for.
“Who would be the highest paid player, open market, right now, if it was just a– if it was fantasy draft?” asked Patrick.
“That is a great question, and I would have to say it would be someone younger. Not necessarily Albert Pujols. Maybe an Evan Longoria-type,” Rosenthal replied. “And I even had an executive suggest to me last night that a 10-year deal makes sense when you’re talking about a guy at 22- or 23-years-old. Maybe someone like Brett Lawrie of the Blue Jays, who not a lot of people have heard of yet–”
“He’s a great talent,” Patrick interjects.
“He’s an emerging star. This guy will be a star. He’s the closest thing to Pete Rose in today’s game, in terms of his approach. And is talented, as well.”
Yeah… I guess, as far as praise goes, that’s pretty decent.
Maaaaaybe this is getting a bit ridiculous.