Seafordeagles wrote:In the Baltimore Sun Wieters said he wants to stay with the Orioles long-term.
What he didn't say was that he wants to stay and be paid REALLY stupid amounts of money. Players don't retain Scott Boras because they want him to negotiate team friendly deals. IF Matt Wieters
would accept that his ability to be a full time catcher would almost certainly end around the age of 32 or so and sign a contract that would pay him as a primary DH until he was, say, 36 or so then I could see the Orioles giving him a six year extension. I'm afraid that he will want to be paid as a catcher for the length of any extension and the Orioles would be foolish to do that.