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Adam Eaton wants how much money now?

Jerry Crasnick has an article talking about Adam Eaton's disappointment that a deal hasn't been made yet with him. Apparently, Eaton was "irked" at the way the club treated Trevor Hoffman, and now he's upset with the way they're going about his own contract.

I really hope this is being taken out of context:

While Eaton and Lindell are looking for a three-year, $26 million-$27 million deal, the Padres recently floated a three-year offer believed to be for about $17 million.

"It was almost like a slap in the face compared to what I'm capable of doing,'' Eaton said.
Eaton really wants a $6 million a year raise after last season? I like him as much as the next guy, and I thought he definitely should've gotten a start in the playoffs over Woody, but let's be realistic. Does Adam truly believe that he'd get that kind of money anywhere? I don't even think 3 years at $17 million total is much of a discount if that's what the Padres are offering him. I would venture a guess that $5-$6 million a year is what anybody would be willing to do.

Look at it this way. This last season was Adam's first season where he was beginning to show that he had some sort of consistent stuff. But then he got injured and ended up with a respectable 11-5 record. Sure, do something to keep that guy around, but it's not like we're talking about one of the top tier guys. At least not yet.

I'd like to see the Padres keep Adam around. I don't like our rotation much as it stands and I'd like it even less if we lost Adam. But I also don't want to end up getting super commited to a guy who hasn't had the chance to really prove himself yet.