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Monday, December 14, 2015

How the D-Backs Landed Grienke in 333 Minutes

Ken Kendrick, the Diamondbacks’ managing general partner, made the call at about noon MT on Friday, Dec. 4.

The D-backs were about 5½ hours away from reaching a six-year, $206.5 million agreement with free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke. But at that point, they had yet to even inform Greinke’s agent of their interest in the pitcher.

Lots of interesting stuff in here. It certainly makes Grienke look like a mercenary (he didn’t even talk to the team until after the offer was accepted), and Dave Stewart is portrayed as a total bystander to the process.

PreservedFish Posted: December 14, 2015 at 12:51 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: arizona diamondbacks, dave stewart, zack greinke

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

THE BEST MLB TEAM $30 MILLION CAN BUY

For context, that would be less than half of the lowest team payroll from last season. But since this is just for fun, any player from any club is up for grabs. The only rule is that their 2016 salaries must add up to less than $30 million. As it turns out, putting together a high-quality roster in this scenario is not terribly difficult, thanks to the great wealth of talented young players in today’s game who have yet to sign their first significant contract.

But before we get to one version of such a team, a couple of quick notes:

1. For all pre-arbitration players who have not signed extensions, $550,000 was used as an approximate salary figure. In 2015, the league minimum was $507,500, and teams typically give players very modest raises each year before arbitration.

2. Projections from MLB Trade Rumors, marked below by asterisks, were used for arbitration-eligible players.

Now, let’s get to it.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 08, 2015 at 05:07 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, money, zack greinke

 

 

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