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Friday, December 06, 2013

Astros, Scott Feldman Agree to Three Year Deal

Astros sign starting pitcher Scott Feldman to a 3 year, $30 million contract (pending physical).

Tricky Dick Posted: December 06, 2013 at 03:29 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2013 at 04:41 PM (#4612469)
Good signing, a bit of an overpay, but no income tax in Texas, and they have to overpay to get you to play for the Astros. If they put together a good infield defense he could flourish. I know Dominguez is supposed to be good at 3B and I assume Ryan Jackson is the starting shortstop and he has a good rep. How is Altuve's defense?
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: December 06, 2013 at 04:43 PM (#4612473)
It seems the Astros have shifted from the tear-down phase to the re-build phase, right? That's a good thing.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: December 06, 2013 at 04:46 PM (#4612480)
It seems the Astros have shifted from the tear-down phase to the re-build phase, right? That's a good thing.


I imagine this type of signing is a "we know who we have pitching every fifth day so that we can reduce any pressure on any young arms we are developing."

This contract will be up before the Astros are competitive again. I have to keep reminding myself that 10mil a year is expected for an average player... I'm not sure he is an average player mind you as he doesn't really look to be either an above average rate player nor an above average durability guy.
   4. STEAGLES is all out of bubblegum Posted: December 06, 2013 at 04:47 PM (#4612481)
How is Altuve's defense?
it comes up a bit short.
   5. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: December 06, 2013 at 04:48 PM (#4612483)
Wait... the Astros signed somebody for more than $1mil?! Wha?!
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: December 06, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4612497)
There is entirely too much money available in MLB when there are multi-year eight-figure contracts available for the likes of Scott Failedman.
   7. Nasty Nate Posted: December 06, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4612498)
I imagine this type of signing is a "we know who we have pitching every fifth day so that we can reduce any pressure on any young arms we are developing." This contract will be up before the Astros are competitive again.


Maybe, but I don't think that's their plan. As the last few years showed us, they are comfortable with no-payroll 105-loss teams in order to hoard their resources. So, unless they are going the Marlins route, they are now starting to use those resources for the major league roster and presumably don't intend to punt another 2-3 years.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2013 at 05:04 PM (#4612499)
Supposedly they're going to up payroll to $50-60 million. Feldman, Fowler, and Altuve I believe are the only players under contract for next year. I think Castro is the only arb-eligible player. So that's still a lot of salary they can add.
   9. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 06, 2013 at 05:06 PM (#4612502)
There's a lot of room in their budget but no one to spend it on. How sad.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 06, 2013 at 05:08 PM (#4612504)
There's a lot of room in their budget but no one to spend it on. How sad.


Might be smart to do take on some salary dumps if the team throws in a useful prospect. The Angels are up against their budget, take on Joe Blanton if they throw in a useful prospect or two.

If they want to improve, then I'm sure there are plenty of trades out there where they can take on salary and not have to give up much like the Fowler deal.
   11. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: December 06, 2013 at 05:09 PM (#4612505)
Might be smart to do take on some salary dumps if the team throws in a useful prospect. The Angels are up against their budget, take on Joe Blanton if they throw in a useful prospect or two.

A-Rod and Pujols!
   12. SteveM. Posted: December 06, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4612554)
I bet this is the signing that will get them a new cable TV deal! Imagine the clamor to see Scott Feldman pitch!
   13. zonk Posted: December 06, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4612559)
So how the hell did Scott Feldman only fetch a 20something reliever and Jake Arrieta when the Cubs dealt him?

I mean - he was on a one year/6 million dollar deal....
   14. Moe Greene Posted: December 06, 2013 at 06:26 PM (#4612580)
"These are a couple o' my friends. Uh, this is Gene. And this guy, we just call Feldman!"
   15. Nasty Nate Posted: December 06, 2013 at 06:29 PM (#4612583)
Vargas!
   16. zonk Posted: December 06, 2013 at 06:49 PM (#4612612)
Arencibia joins the Rangers (1 yr/2 mil)...

I'd have been in on that - not because I like Arencibia at all, but because the Cubs entire organization when it comes to catching is literally Wellington Castillo, Goerge Kottaras, and a bunch of guys named "WTF is that!?!?!"
   17. Juan Uribe Marching and Chowder Society Posted: December 06, 2013 at 06:54 PM (#4612616)
Goerge


WTF is a Goerge?
   18. SouthSideRyan Posted: December 06, 2013 at 07:43 PM (#4612651)
Zonk, why would you throw 2M on a 3rd catcher? Even teams that aren't owned by the McDuck family wouldn't do that
   19. TerpNats Posted: December 06, 2013 at 08:13 PM (#4612673)
WTF is a Goerge?
Jhonny's brother?

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