"You have guys who go year-by-year and that's always the best way to some, in terms of reward," said Jamie Appel, Gonzalez's agent. "Year-by-year arbitration and then free agency. But some guys want security. You have to educate the player on how the deal affects him and everyone else in future negotiations. Gio will be 33 when the deal maxes out, and he can get another contract at that point."
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