March 9th, 2007
Some of you have asked what’s going on in talks on a new contract for Carlos Guillen. Nothing new to report. In fact, there are no negotiations going on right now, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but that shouldn’t be construed to mean talks have broken down. They’re just on the back burner right now. Keep in mind, his current contract was signed in the middle of the season back in 2004, so while it might not be great to go into Opening Day without a new contract, it’s not a terrible sign.
As for how much Michael Young’s new contract affects the Guillen talks, well, it’s easy to look at it and see that it can’t hurt Guillen’s side. The length of Young’s contract could be the key more than the annual salary, though Young is a couple years younger than Guillen.