But you aren't putting a value on Lackey. I think Lackey is worth Derek Lowe/Mark Buehrle money (4/56-60) but he's worth Burnett money (5/81) to the Nationals.
I posted this in the frontline starting pitcher thread ...
Jon Heyman, an unnamed agent and unnamed GM predicted what Lackey would get here are the numbers:
Agent: $75 million, 5 years.
GM: $60 million, 4 years.
Me: $85 million, 5 years.
If we want him we should offer 5 years/$75-80 million like the agent is predicting. I think he is that good.