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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Heyman: Tigers intend to pick up Peralta’s $6 million option after his brilliant postseason

Hell, I thought the final 5 minutes of Turn-On! was brilliant…so I bought the overpriced second episode DVD!

For a while, it seemed like there was a chance the Tigers might not pick up shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s $6 million option. But after Peralta’s brilliant postseason, his option has become a no-brainer to exercise. In fact, word now is that they plan to do just that.

Peralta’s option is seen now as “reasonable’’ by the Tigers person in recent days, according to someone familiar with their thinking, and indeed, it does seem so now.

Peralta hit .389 in the ALCS sweep over the Yankees, and he played brilliant defense, as well. He added a late two-run home run in the 8-3 defeat by the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series.

Peralta hit just .239 in the regular season, but the real and understandable worry on the Tigers’ part has been whether it might make sense to have a shortstop with greater range now that the surehanded but range-challenged Miguel Cabrera is their third baseman. But while there is still concern about that, Tigers people still view Peralta as an asset.

Repoz Posted: October 25, 2012 at 04:19 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: October 25, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4283334)
Amazing deal for a guy who didn't get a hit until August.
   2. TDF, situational idiot Posted: October 25, 2012 at 05:14 PM (#4283360)
While the premise is poor, he probably is a good deal for $6M next year.
   3. Tripon Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4283500)
The issue isn't whether Peralta's worth $6 million, its who would you replace him with. Unless you can get Elvis out of Texas, there's no clear upgrades in the trade or free agent market.
   4. RJ in TO Posted: October 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4283524)
Based on Cots, the FA options at SS are as follows:

Jason Bartlett, SD
Yuniesky Betancourt, KC
Ronny Cedeno, NYM
Stephen Drew, OAK *
Alex Gonzalez, MIL *
Cesar Izturis, WAS
Jhonny Peralta, DET *
Luis Rodriguez, SEA
Marco Scutaro, SF


With Drew, Peralta, and Gonzalez only being FAs if their teams decline the options.

Looking at that list, the Tigers almost certainly did the right thing.
   5. Champions Table Posted: October 25, 2012 at 09:25 PM (#4283649)
I'm not a Jon Heyman guy.
   6. Cooper Nielson Posted: October 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4283723)
Just about any starting major-league shortstop (let's say top 25 in the game) is worth $6 million.

A month ago, I was hoping for an upgrade for Jhonny P -- almost entirely for defensive reasons -- but I feel better about him after the past few weeks. And, really, there are no clearly better options unless you can somehow swing a trade for Andrus or Drew starts hitting again.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: October 26, 2012 at 02:59 AM (#4283970)
A no-brainer, worst case scenario he's one of the best backup IF.
   8. Crosseyed and Painless Posted: October 26, 2012 at 08:20 AM (#4283995)
Why does everyone on the web seem to completely ignore Jhonny's not-so-bad advanced fielding statistics? I doubt that he's an above-average shortstop defensively, but there are a lot of numbers out there saying he isn't the giant liability everyone claims him to be. I know he certainly doesn't look the part, but we aren't selling jeans here.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 26, 2012 at 10:12 AM (#4284056)
Why does everyone on the web seem to completely ignore Jhonny's not-so-bad advanced fielding statistics? I doubt that he's an above-average shortstop defensively, but there are a lot of numbers out there saying he isn't the giant liability everyone claims him to be. I know he certainly doesn't look the part, but we aren't selling jeans here.

Good point.

I don't watch Detroit much, but he looked pretty damn slick against the Yankees in the ALCS.
   10. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: October 26, 2012 at 10:30 AM (#4284077)
@5/Champions Table:

Jhonny Peralta is not the best in the wooooorrlld.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4284096)
Marco Scutaro, SF


Scutaro played a little bit of shortstop for the Rockies this year, and was horrible. He directly cost them this game, when the Rockies needed one more out to nail down the victory but Scutaro botched two consecutive routine grounders to short.

I know, he's a wonderful story, but he ain't a shortstop anymore.

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