It is Christmas Day. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
And it is also time for The Sunday Request.
@sullybaseball Encarcion’s OPS+ has declined the last 2 years and he is 33. Would you give him 3 years at $20 million per?
— Bob Buscaglia (@BobBuscaglia) December 24, 2016
In a vacuum, I would not make this signing for Encarnacion. But this deal was made for 2017 and 2018 alone, and one extra year isn’t so bad.
A nice present is under the tree for Cleveland fans on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.