If Perron’s worth $15.25 million, what’s Oshie worth?

2012-07-06T12:40:00Z 2012-07-06T22:26:52Z If Perron’s worth $15.25 million, what’s Oshie worth?BY ROGER HENSLEY stltoday.com
July 06, 2012 12:40 pm  • 

QUESTION: Now that the Blues have David Perron locked up to a four-year, $15.25 million contract, do you see them signing T.J. Oshie to a similar contract?

JEREMY RUTHERFORD

The Blues will lock up Oshie soon and likely to a long-term deal. He has filed for arbitration and the Blues won’t want to let the decision on a player who shared the team lead in points last year and whom the team has raved about rest in the hands of the arbitrator.

I was surprised by the term of Perron’s contract in both years and dollars. But the Blues had to pay more if they wanted Perron past two more years, when he could have become an unrestricted free agent.

Oshie is in a similar situation. I think he’ll get a four- or five-year deal and I think it’ll average a little more than Perron, probably around $4.25 million. He’s not been healthy his entire career and he hasn’t produced a lot of points but his value to the team is obvious.

DAN O’NEILL

Oshie tied for the team lead in points last season, but he has yet to score as many as 20 goals in a season. Oshie and Perron are different types, in that Oshie plays a more respected all-around game. Essentially, yes, I see the Blues signing Oshie a to a similar contract. A four-year deal in the neighborhood of $3.5 - $4 million is probably about right. Perron’s contract sets the bar.

JEFF GORDON

The arbitration process can strain the relationship between a player and his team, so it would be in everybody’s best interest to resolve this matter with a longer-term contract. Oshie has more value than Perron, given Perron’s concussion history, so he should command a greater average salary over the course of his next deal. The prices for talent are only going up, so the Blues ought to take the plunge now that stable new ownership is in place.

TOM TIMMERMANN

It will be interesting to see how the dollar figures compare between the Oshie deal and the Perron deal, to see their comparative value to the organization (or the comparative negotiating skill of their agents). But a four-year deal seems about right, considering where they are in their careers and I would think the dollar figures wouldn’t differ by all that much. The two obviously aren’t interchangeable, but their value to the team seems fairly comparable to me.

Copyright 2015 stltoday.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

MOST READ STORIES
Cards lose 4-3 to Nats

Cards lose 4-3 to Nats

Zimmerman's two homers, three RBIs helps Washington salvage series finale

5 hours ago Related Loading…
It's Bubble Bowl time for Rams roster hopefuls

It's Bubble Bowl time for Rams roster hopefuls

More than two dozen players are competing for a handful of spots in preseason finale against Kansas City. 

4 hours ago Related Loading…
Fisher names Keenum as Rams' No. 2 quarterback

Fisher names Keenum as Rams' No. 2 quarterback

Coach says the battle is at No. 3 between third-year pro Davis and third-round draft pick Mannion.

16 hours ago Related Loading…
Former USC QB has one last shot with Lindenwood

Former USC QB has one last shot with Lindenwood

Having contemplated 60 scholarship offers, high school quarterback Jesse Scroggins made his college choice in 2009 and ESPN promptly scheduled…

August 31, 2015 11:20 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Lyons, not Wacha, to start against Scherzer

Lyons, not Wacha, to start against Scherzer

Matheny gives scheduled starter extra rest. Lefty is recalled from Memphis with Greenwood and Socolovich.

11 hours ago Related Loading…
BenFred: Moss beginning to sway doubters

BenFred: Moss beginning to sway doubters

Local hand-wringing over the trade that cost the Cards a pitching prospect has given way to applause.

16 hours ago Related Loading…

Round Two

Whether you read the paper with your morning coffee or have been browsing STLtoday.com throughout the morning, by 2 p.m. it's time for Round Two. Deputy Sports Editor Don Reed brings you up to speed on the day's top sports headlines while also taking a jab or two at some things in the news. If you don't agree, well, put on the gloves and climb in the ring.

Get weekly ads via e-mail