Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, April 04, 2014

Indians Extend Jason Kipnis

Can’t wait to see him on the Mets (after this contract is up, of course.)

The Indians announced that they have signed second baseman Jason Kipnis to a six-year extension that runs through the 2019 season and contains a club option for the 2020 campaign. Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports (via Twitter) that Kipnis is guaranteed $52.5MM over the life of the deal… The option… is worth $16.5MM and contains a $2.5MM buyout…

The new contract buys his final pre-arbitration season, all three arbitration years and a pair of free agent campaigns with an option for a third…

Kipnis, who turned 27 yesterday (talk about a birthday present), made his first All-Star team and finished 11th in the American League MVP voting on the heels of a stellar campaign in which he batted .284/.366/.452 with 17 homers and 30 stolen bases in 658 plate appearances. Defensive Runs Saved pegs him as an average defender to this point in his his career, while UZR/150 feels he’s been slightly below (-4.2).

The District Attorney Posted: April 04, 2014 at 05:18 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: indians, jason kipnis

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. toratoratora Posted: April 04, 2014 at 06:04 PM (#4679592)
Good deal for the Indians. At 7 mill per WAR, they should come out significantly in the black
   2. Walt Davis Posted: April 04, 2014 at 07:28 PM (#4679641)
At 7 mill per WAR, they should come out significantly in the black

It's a good deal but that's not quite the right way to figure it. This covers one pre-arb and three arb years. The total cost of those 4 years, given the way the system works, should cost less than 2 FA years. That is, if we go with $7 M/WAR as our figure, then pre-arb years you get WAR at about $0/WAR and in the arb years it's about $2.8, $4.2 and $5.6 M per WAR.

But in his 2 FA years he's still only being paid $14 M so that's just 2 WAR per year. Over the life of this contract, 2 WAR per year (12 WAR) "should" cost about $56 M or about $4.5/WAR. So they should still come out well.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(833 - 4:39pm, Mar 06)
Last: zonk

NewsblogPatriots, Giants, Rays sign amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage
(14 - 4:38pm, Mar 06)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-6-2015
(23 - 4:37pm, Mar 06)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogESPN: Cashman: Retire captaincy with Jeter
(37 - 4:36pm, Mar 06)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogDoc: Reds' Joey Votto a curious guy
(1 - 4:32pm, Mar 06)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSean Forman: Where Do These Stats Come From Anyways?
(3 - 4:27pm, Mar 06)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(679 - 4:25pm, Mar 06)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogWhy Masahiro Tanaka isn't worried about the health of his elbow - Yahoo Sports
(3 - 4:24pm, Mar 06)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogJoe Posnanski's Top 100 Players: No. 40: Eddie Collins
(85 - 4:21pm, Mar 06)
Last: GuyM

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(328 - 4:20pm, Mar 06)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogHow Kevin Long is helping to rebuild Granderson’s swing | New York Post
(20 - 3:48pm, Mar 06)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogCleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer is intent on getting into the flow -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin | cleveland.com
(4 - 3:24pm, Mar 06)
Last: A White and Gold Leaf

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1902 Results
(4 - 3:14pm, Mar 06)
Last: DL from MN

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1903 Discussion
(11 - 2:23pm, Mar 06)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogUPDATE: X-rays confirm fractured left forearm for Giants' Hunter Pence, out 6-8 weeks - Giants Extra
(10 - 2:06pm, Mar 06)
Last: dr. scott

Page rendered in 0.1462 seconds
48 querie(s) executed