ESPN.com reported earlier today (or yesterday, if you’re on the East Coast, or reading this on Tuesday rather than Monday) that the A’s are about to sign Eric Chavez to a six-year, $66 million extension.
I think this is a nice deal for Oakland. At 26, Chavez is just entering his prime, and he’s been damn good already (25 Win Shares a year since 2001). If he kicks his game up a notch like everyone expects, Chavez will be a perennial MVP candidate and a bargain at $11 million a year. We’ll have more on this (reported) deal later on, but my gut reaction is, “Another nice move from Billy Beane.”