It's cold outside, the hot stove is even colder, pitchers and catchers don't report for weeks... The good news is Matt Holliday will wear the Birds on the Bat next year. The only question is, how much? The speculation has been all over the map - more so than I can remember for any other player in the recent past.
Ken Rosenthal - 7/120 (prediction)
6/more than 100 7/112 (offered)
Strauss - 5/80 (has been offered)
Jim Bowden - 5/99
Guaranteed years and salary. Simple as that.
No need to bother with option years. Nailing option years and/or bonuses will break any ties. If you think he'll go else where, you can throw that out there.
I'll start - 6/114