I mean Ive gone through why Adley is a different beast for me. He is the man. I welcome that extension. Hes really the only one for me though. Of the young core. Id welcome an extension on Ced at the right number. Those are the only 2 I entertain right now. Part of it is evaluation and future projection. Maybe the Cubs just didnt like Baez, Schwarber, Contreras, Bryant as extension nominees. If that was true its kinda looking like they were right. Still to be determined on a lot of the young guys who are likely to be core players here. Gunnar, GRod, Cowser, Holliday. Ill be surprised if any of those 4 are traded so Im calling them part of the core. We already know we dont want to extend the closer to arb guys IMO. No to all of Hays, Santander, Mountcastle. Nor am I considering any pitcher we have since there is so much team control left. Gunnar we got a bit of time but for me hes already a no. Hes young which is to his benefit for sure but I just dont see a special talent. I see a guy you dont want to pay at 32 33 34
I don't think anyone is thinking of a 13-year deal for Henderson right now, so not really any need to mention 32, 33, 34. An extension for him is impractical because of Boras but ignoring that, you would likely at most be locking in his 20s and then maybe a couple of club option years on the back end that take him into his very early 30s if you want. I don't think it'd take a Franco or Rodriguez type extension. Or rather, it shouldn't. It might for Boras reasons, which I'd turn down.
I'd have signed Rutschman before he debuted and I'd have signed Mullins two years ago, so I'd be in phenomenal shape with both of them. Still would go for a Franco/Rodriguez type deal for Rutschman and a Reynolds like deal for Mullins. Wouldn't pursue a deal with Hays or Santander or Mountcastle (would've with Mountcastle 2 years ago, so that's one that wouldn't be looking good today, but also would only owe like another $25M so not a devastating outcome and not even doomed to being a negative one at all).
I wouldn't aggressively pursue a deal with Rodriguez or Bautista or any of the guys that haven't yet debuted. But could be convinced pretty quickly to lock in some of them if they look good in their first year or two. Holliday before 2025 will be interesting.