dan72 wrote: I know that his salary will strike a cord in the conservative arm chair GM
I think that most GMs would want to pay for actual performance and nor past success.
Oswalt is such a wildcard that the smart contract would be a modest guarantee (1M?) with incentives for games and innings. In effect, if he starts 15 or 16 games he'd earn about 3 to 3.5M for it. Anything else is a crap shoot.