I don't know exactly where I'd tap out, but I think $25M for FA years that are 4 years away should be more than adequate. If he wants $32M to sign, I'd probably do it, but I think that's unlikely. He's either gonna be willing to sign for a reasonably big deal like we're talking about or he's gonna wanna get to FA and try to max out.
I'd like to have an option or two on the back end, and would be willing to pay more during the guaranteed portion to get those option years. So maybe something like 8/$150M, with the deal starting in 2024, with two $30M options. Also would consider a more creative structure like Seattle just did with Rodriguez, where they used a mutual option to give the player more guaranteed money through the player option and have a shot at bigger overall dollars through the escalating club option side.
So I assume you'd be good with 10/200?
What if he demands more than 10 years?