Valuing Kaz

Over the weekend, that Astros signed Kaz Matsui to a 3-year, $16.5 million contract
During the past three years he’s averaged $6.6 million per year in value. If we assume that he plays like this for the next three years, then his expected contract value is $19.8 million. (I’m not going to do the age and salary growth adjustments for a three-year deal.)

So, while most of the comments I have seen about this deal are negative, I don’t think it’s such an awful deal. Granted, it would have been nicer to get him for less, but I doubt that was possible.

One Response “Valuing Kaz”

  1. Jason says:

    I’m 100% in agreement with you, JC. I don’t think that’s a bad deal at all. It would be nice if he would take a few more walks, but the guy is not a bum and he played very well in the postseason. Playing in Houston may bump up his batting average a little. I think Houston is going to be happy with what they get.