Given Gonzalez’s recent injury, it’s difficult to know exactly what kind of pitcher he really is. But, if he’s the guy who pitched in 2010, then I have him valued at around $13 million for the contract term. I have to admit that Gonzalez looked awfully strong in 2009, but I do worry about any history of injury.
Addendum: For some reason, I was thinking that Gonzalez was a Type B free agent. He’s Type A and the O’s pick is protected, so they will give up their second round pick instead of their first. Well, Gonzo didn’t join up with Scott Boras to take a discount.