Wednesday, October 17, 2007
D-Backs Want To Retain Clark
Josh Byrnes, GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks, made it clear that they will try very hard to keep veteran first-baseman Tony Clark this offseason. Clark hit .249 with 17HR's in 221 AB's and had much needed leadership for the extremely young team. He just finished up a 2-year $2M contract, so it will probably be a 2-year $3-4M deal for the 38 year old. This will be a very good deal for the Diamondbacks, as its almost a no-brainer than they need to retain Clark, who served as almost the "team captain" this season. It should be even easier as the Diamondbacks will have a huge revenue boost in '08 for making it all the way to the NLCS this year.