At this point it appears the Rays and Jays are the two most interested teams in Rauch. How high should the Rays be willing to go to bring Rauch in? Is a 2 year, 8 million dollar contract too high? (essentially what Balfour got from the A's) The Rays paid that much for Troy Percival back in the day. Brian Fuentes received 2 years and 10 million (for a team that already has an established closer, it's a very strange deal). The Jays already signed Octavio Dotel...would they pony up that much money for Rauch as well?
It would be nice if the Rays stepped up and got one of the last good bullpen arms available before someone else does. Of course it does all depend on the price. What's your cut-off point with Rauch? Are you willing to give him more than 1 year? How high would you go? How high is too high?
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