Saturday, October 04, 2008
The End is Near
Rumors are swirling that Marian, through his agent Ronnie Salcer, has turned down an offer averaging $8.5 million over six years. Let's consider this for a moment: Ovechkin is around 9.5m, Crosby and Malkin at 8.7m and Gaborik turned down 8.5m? Don't get me wrong, Marian is a great talent, but he isn't in these other player's class. By turning down an offer of this size he has made it clear he wants out, and Ballgame should now redirect his efforts and try and find a suitable trade partner before the season gets too old. The going price should be Marian for (a) an established, skilled goal scorer, (b) a very good prospect and (c) a #1 draft pick.