Unless the owners have some elaborate collusion scheme in the works, B-Mac is gone. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Some are estimating McCann will receive a 6-year, $100 million contract, which would make the Cards feel pretty good about the 5-year, $75 million deal they gave Yadier Molina last winter. Good for McCann if he gets it, but I’m glad it won’t be my team footing the bill.
This is not the same Brian McCann we saw in 2008, when he hit .301 with a .896 OPS. He batted .256 with a .796 OPS this season, numbers in line with what he produced the previous three years. And his September disappearing act has become an annual occurrence:
2013: 1 HR, .170 BA
’12: 2 HR, .226
’11: 2 HR .200
’10: 2 HR .221
I’ll take my chances with Gattis, Christian Bethancourt and $100 million.