Practically no one expects Brian McCann to re-sign with the Atlanta Braves, but one MLB general manager raised the stakes by telling espn.com that he expects the veteran catcher to land a contract worth $100 million.
The GM cites that McCann would likely move from catching to first base and designated hitter later in the deal as catching wore down his knees. He is entering his age 30 season in 2014.
In comparison to McCann's $12 million salary in 2013, Minnesota Twins receiver Joe Mauer is currently the highest paid catcher in the big leagues with an eight-year, $184 million deal. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is behind that with five years and $75 million on his contract.
The estimated contract for McCann would run six years for $100 million, which would pretty much guarantee to price him out of Atlanta's future and likely land him with a team such as the New York Yankees.
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