Ken Rosenthal has a few more details on Gregory Polanco's extension offer from the Pirates. Rosenthal says that Polanco's deal would have guaranteed $20-25 M, and adds the detail that the length and value of the contract would have hinged on whether he was Super 2 eligible.
As I've written a lot the last few weeks, and as I pointed out when evaluating Polanco's extension, teams usually add a Super 2 clause to a deal where a player would receive more money if he were to become Super 2 eligible. Rosenthal's $20-25 M figure makes you assume that the increase would be $5 M. That's the same price that Chris Archer and Jose Quintana received for their extensions.
With that information, the $25 M figure seems low. I compared Polanco's offer to the extensions of Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte, noting that those two players received $25 M and $22 M respectively for their 0-6 seasons. Polanco would get more than those two if he was a Super 2 player, which means $25 M is low.
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