As reported earlier, Alex Cora and the Mets have agreed to a $2 million dear, pending a physical.
Here are the contract details from Ken Rosenthal…
Cora can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses: $250,000 each for 80, 90, 100 and 110 starts. There is a $2 million option for 2011 that becomes guaranteed if he has about 80 starts next season.
No chance Cora makes 80 starts (again) for the Mets in 2010. Unless 2009 happens all over again. But that’s not possible.
Essentially, this is a one-year deal for $2 million for Cora. I like him back, but it’s still too much money.