How high would you go for Brandon McCarthy?
Given the escalated salaries for starting pitchers, how high would you be willing to go for Brandon McCarthy? He's been very good when healthy, but also has only thrown 111 and 170 innings the last two years. He was out all of 2010. So there is plenty of gamble there.
Would you be willing to go three years?
Would you be willing to go up to $10M/year? $11M?
Think of this as a blind bid situation. If you get the biggest total number, you get him. What would you be willing to do?
(I think I top out at 2/22 or 3/30.)