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Report: Jhonny Peralta has already received multiple four-year offers

Nov 22, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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Earlier, we learned that free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta was seeking a four- or five-year deal in the $56-75 million range. It is far and away more than even the most optimistic would have expected for Peralta when the off-season began, but a dearth of quality at shortstop and a glut of potential suitors has driven Peralta’s value up.

According to Peter Gammons on Twitter, Peralta has already received multiple four-year offers from teams worth $52 million. The Mets and Yankees were reportedly interested, as were the Orioles who could put him in left field. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports later added that the Cardinals could pursue Peralta as well, though they are not one of the teams that has put a four-year offer on the table.

  1. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    Could be a tactic on the agent’s behalf in order to drum up interest. I’m not totally sold.

  2. raynman49 - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Misprint. The Mets offered $100, and want the $48 change.

  3. eshine76 - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    I’ll believe it when I see it. If these rumors are true, please don’t let it be my team.

    • dan1111 - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:31 AM

      Peralta is a pretty good hitter for a shortstop, with decent defense. It doesn’t seem like such a bad price to pay for that (although the steroid suspension might be cause for worry about his stats going forward).

      On the other hand, if your team is the Orioles, you should start panicking immediately. How on earth would putting him in left field make sense?

  4. chill1184 - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Breaking News: Player that plays at in demand position that is limited quantity in free agency wants to be paid big money.

    In related stories; water is wet, grass is green, strippers only like you for your money and fish swim

  5. rcali - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    See kids, do your Steriods and maybe one day you too can get a big contract that you probably won’t deserve in professional sports!

  6. dan1111 - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:04 AM

    Is this interpretation of Gammons’s tweet correct? It sounds to me like several GMs checked with Peralta, and he told them all that he had a $52 million offer, not that he had multiple offers.

  7. jpietrefesa - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:02 AM

    And who says PEDs don’t pay off? Stay classy MLB.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Nov 23, 2013 at 8:57 AM

      A classy guy like you ought to take a pill and turn that into a lot of money, just to show us how it’s done, and that, obviously, anybody can do it.

  8. stephenolszewski - Nov 23, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    I wonder why steroids are still a problem in the MLB

  9. weaselpuppy - Nov 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Jhghonny’s upside? 2011, 2013.

    Jhghonny’s downside? 2010, 2012, he’s exiting his prime, slow as healthcare.gov, PED use and every single fricking throw to 1b is a heart attack as it gets there only within a half step or less no matter where the ball was hit or how hard.

    $13MM a year? For 4 years? Thanks Jhghonny, ‘preciate the play in the D but sayanora…

  10. rick0577 - Nov 24, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Peters twitter said 3 GM’s were told that he had 13 mil x 4 years in hand. Nowhere does it say he has multiple offers. It says multiple GM’s confirmed they were told he had an offer.

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