Rick Westhead, at TSN.ca reports that Edwin Encarnacion’s agent says that Edwin will likely sign either this week or early next week.
And he says:
“The Jays are showing Edwin the most love,” Kinzer said. “We’re talking. They want him back. Ross has been talking to Edwin. They have a great relationship.”
With Yoenis Cespedes signing for 4-years and $110 million, maybe Edwin is more willing to take a 4-year deal himself.
Apparently two teams have offered contracts to Edwin. I’d imagine the other team is the Astros, which would give them a tax advantage, but the agent says that ‘comfort level’ is a consideration, which makes it sound as if he’d like to come back to the Jays.
Would you be comfortable with 4 years and say $100 million for Edwin? I’m guessing that’s about where he ends up.
It would be nice to have some real news to talk about.