It's official... The Diamondbacks are CLOSE to locking up Snyder for at least three more years. The deal is expected to be around $14 million but it could exceed $20 million with the fourth year option.
Personally I think this is a great deal. We get maybe the league best defensive catcher at 5 mill per. I think he also lowers our team ERA quite a bit, if that is even possible. Sure his offensive production is the best but he should quite a lot of power splitting time and has potential for 25 homers playing all the time.
This could mean the end to Miguel Montero though, who we've been shopping anyways. I love Miggy but I say we dump him if the price is right (i.e. one of Boston's many great young arms.) Maybe, if were lucky, we can throw that blonde-headed stepchild in left field in.... ;)
If we extend Snyder, what should we do with our other Catcher?
Try to trade him for a pitcher (9 votes)
Try to dump him with Byrnes as incentive for taking on the big contract (35 votes)
Keep him and have one of the best, if not the best, catching platoons in the league (27 votes)
71 total votes