Right before Thanksgiving, the Minnesota Twins signed Phil Hughes to a 3 year, $21 million contract.
At the time, risk was taken by both sides. Coming off of some disappointing seasons, the Twins took a risk in giving Hughes the money and the years. If he was bad, that could be a rough contract to deal with the next couple of years.
Hughes took some security, but he also gave up the situation that he finds himself in right now. Hughes has had a spectacular season and on Sunday won his 15th game.
If he had signed a one year deal, he would be a free agent at the end of this season... as a 28-year-old.
What kind of contract do you think Phil Hughes would get after this season if he were a free agent?
I think that 4-5 years is realistic. I also think he could be in the $12-15 million range.
So, anywhere from 4 years, $48 million to 5 years, $75 million...
What do you think?