"I have gotten information that they are concerned about my age and my production from this past season," said Coles. "I did everything I could and dealt with everything that I had to deal with. That was a concern of theirs. At this point, I'm going to play it by ear. I want to do something that I'm comfortable with and I'm sure they want to do the same. We will reach a resolution.
Coles would like this situation resolved sooner rather than later.
"It's not anything that I want to linger the entire off-season," said Coles. "The sooner, the better. The worst-case scenario is that I'm back here next year playing under the same contract. That isn't too bad for me. It is one of those things that we hope we get done soon. I'm sure everybody wants to get this done and hopefully by the end of January we will come to some type of resolution."
Maybe it's already resolved. An average of $5.5 million over the next two years for a 30-year-old seems fair.