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Monday, April 14, 2014

Jedd Gyorko signs 5-year extension

What a gyood deal!

he San Diego Padres have signed power-hitting second baseman Jedd Gyorko to a five-year extension with a team option for a sixth season, the team announced Monday.

The deal is worth $35 million and includes a $13 million club option that could increase if an escalator clause in the contract vests, a source told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. It replaces a one-year deal agreed to last month and includes a team option for 2020. San Diego essentially buys out one year of free agency and possibly two….

Gyorko’s guaranteed $35 million deal is the third-largest for a player with only one year of service time, trailing only Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons (seven years, $58 million) and Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun (eight years, $45 million)....

Gyorko, 25, had a team-leading 23 home runs in 125 games last season, his first year in the majors.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 14, 2014 at 09:56 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 15, 2014 at 12:25 AM (#4686315)
The Gyorko store called. They're out of you for the next five years.
   2. shoewizard Posted: April 15, 2014 at 08:19 AM (#4686351)
This anything to do with letting Uggla get away Josh ? ;)

   3. Moeball Posted: April 15, 2014 at 01:32 PM (#4686432)
A good Greek name like that, and Jed with the extra "D" pronounces his last name as "Jerk-O".

Not sure why one would want to be known as a jerk, but maybe it gives him street cred or something like that.

By the way, the staple of Greek deli food is not pronounced "Jy-Roh", either.

Anyways - saw Gyorko's first HR of the season Sunday off of Scherzer of Detroit. Pulled it pretty good into the left field bleachers (estimated 406 feet). Scherzer didn't look too good Sunday but I guess he's still been off to a pretty good start if giving up 4 runs in 5 innings still left him with a 2.70 ERA.

I see the Padres are now jumping on the "let's get this guy signed early so we postpone free agency for a bit and get some use out of him" bandwagon. Too bad they didn't think about that BITD with Roberto Alomar.
   4. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 15, 2014 at 01:44 PM (#4686442)
By the way, the staple of Greek deli food is not pronounced "Jy-Roh", either.

I think it's time to accept that, in the American vernacular, it is indeed Jy-Roh.
   5. I am going to be Frank Posted: April 15, 2014 at 01:46 PM (#4686443)
I always thought it was "e-roh"
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 15, 2014 at 01:56 PM (#4686450)
I honestly had no idea that's how he pronounced his name.
   7. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 15, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4686452)
By the way, the staple of Greek deli food is not pronounced "Jy-Roh", either.


When those goat-herders can put a man on the moon with the help of some yee-roscopes I'll consider revisiting the pronunciation of their food.
   8. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:02 PM (#4686453)
It depends on the region. It's pronounced hee-roh in Chicago but jy-roh in New York in my experience.
   9. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:04 PM (#4686454)
Who are the best current pre-FA players that did not signed an extension? Bryce Harper? Giancarlo Stanton?
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:18 PM (#4686463)
Those two, Pedro Alvarez, Eric Hosmer, Jordan Zimmerman, Jean Segura, Jason Heyward, Jose Fernandez, Wil Myers, Shelby Miller, Manny Machado, Michael Wacha and Matt Harvey would be some candidates.
   11. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:28 PM (#4686472)
This is what Boras would call a doughnut deal.
   12. Langer Monk Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4686475)
Many times when I order a "yeer-ro", the subsequent "what?" requires "Jy-roh".
   13. BDC Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:43 PM (#4686479)
What I want to know is how a guy with a .430 slugging percentage is suddenly a "power hitter." Though looking at the current ML second basemen, he's in the top third, anyway. Since coming into the majors he has a better SLG than Pedroia, Kinsler, Phillips, or Zobrist over the same time, and he has a tough home park.
   14. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:44 PM (#4686480)
Many times when I order a "yeer-ro", the subsequent "what?" requires "Jy-roh".


"The proper pronunciation of the thing you sell, Ignorant American."
   15. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4686485)
"The proper pronunciation of the thing you sell, Ignorant American."


Spiced slaughterhouse sweepings on a thick tortilla, Dmitri Hoopadoopalous?
   16. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:51 PM (#4686489)
What I want to know is how a guy with a .430 slugging percentage is suddenly a "power hitter."
16th in the NL in ISO last season, in a pitcher's park.
   17. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: April 15, 2014 at 02:53 PM (#4686493)
The low SLG doesn't look impressive because he has a terrible BA.
   18. Jim Wisinski Posted: April 15, 2014 at 04:52 PM (#4686586)
23 home runs in 125 games is 30 over 162, I think that certainly qualifies as power-hitting.

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