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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Dodgers DFA Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford has been designated for assignment. That means that the Dodgers have 10 days to put Crawford on waivers, trade him, release him or send him to the minors (with his permission). Often times, this move is essentially the team cutting the player.

In Crawford’s case, this is a last resort move. Crawford, 34, is making $21.607 million this season and will make $21.857 million next season. If someone else picks up Crawford (either by waivers or simply signing him after he’s released), that team will only be responsible for the league minimum salary while the Dodgers have to pick up the rest. They are paying him no matter what.

Carl Crawford is so bad the Dodgers would rather play a second baseman in left field and pay Crawford to go away.

Infinite Yost (((Voxter))) Posted: June 05, 2016 at 01:07 PM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: contracts, dodgers

Friday, May 13, 2016

WaPo: No One Expected a Strasburg Extension, then Boras made a call

A really interesting in-depth look at how the Strasburg extension came together. RTFA


Friday, March 04, 2016

Kris Bryant, Cubs agree to $652,000 contract

The Chicago Cubs and third baseman Kris Bryant, the 2015 National League Rookie of the Year, agreed to a one-year, $652,000 contract.

Bryant will receive a raise of more than $145,000 - a substantial amount considering he has less than one full year of major league service time. Bryant also will receive $111,000 more than Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, who will earn $541,000 despite more than two years of service time.

This almost most likely doesn’t help the Cubs sign him in 6 years, or to an extension before then, but it’s definitely a gesture, with relative chump change, that surely helps the relationship even if last year’s promotegate was overblown.


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Blue Jays agree to two-year deal with Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays avoided what would have been a senseless arbitration hearing with Josh Donaldson by reaching agreement on a two-year deal worth nearly $29 million with the reigning American League MVP, a source told Sportsnet on Monday night.

Obo Posted: February 09, 2016 at 01:47 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, contracts

Friday, January 29, 2016

With Deals in Baseball, Opting Out Is Very In

“The only scenario where you can say, with certainty, that the player is not going to opt out is if he’s had a career-ending injury or he has performed at a level that is so far beneath the value of those out-years that nobody’s going to duplicate it,” Manfred said. “That’s the only time the player is going to stay in that contract. Otherwise, you’ve lost control of the player.”

Hank G. Posted: January 29, 2016 at 03:46 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: contracts, options

 

 

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