The rumor link
posted by @joe dokes
above includes these guesses by the ESPN "experts":
Here’s what they predicted for Bogaerts:
Boston Red Sox, six years, $168 million
Chicago Cubs, six years, $180 million
Los Angeles Angels, six years, $184 million
Giants (or Cubs), six years, $180 million
Red Sox, six years, $175 million
Red Sox, five years, $150 million
Red Sox, seven years, $196 million
Other teams mentioned: Cubs, Giants, Angels.
The average predicted length is 6 years, with only one guess at 7 years and another at 5. Their combined guesses at average per season are right around $30 million.
I would not like to see us lose X to another team for a 6-year, $30 million contract.
We should be willing to match that or even top it by a bit, IMO.