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

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Rays notes: Archer ready to take his turn

I hope he doesn’t drink the bad water going around.

[Chris] Archer, 25, signed a six-year, $25.5 million contract Wednesday that also has two option years, which can raise the value to $43.75 million.

“It’s outstanding,” manager Joe Maddon said. “When you get that commitment both ways, from the owners to the player and the player’s commitment back to the organization, my first thought is, that’s the way to become consistent in regards to winning and establishing a tradition. Great moment for both sides, and I’m really happy for Archer and his family.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 03, 2014 at 02:18 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: chris archer, rays

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. McCoy Posted: April 03, 2014 at 02:22 PM (#4678552)
I've always felt that Archer was going to be a guy the Cubs would regret trading away. If the Rays are prepared to give him 25.5 million I think that is a pretty good sign the Cubs/Hendry failed miserably in that deal.
   2. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: April 03, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4678566)
I hated that deal to begin with. Thought it was way too much to give up.
   3. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: April 03, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4678572)
I know it's foolish to bet against the Rays, but I think this deal might come back to bite them. It isn't much money, but I have a gut feeling that Archer isn't going to be anything special.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4678641)
I agree with #3, I don't really like Archer going forward. Its not a lot of money, but the Rays don't have much in resources, and if he busts, they're stuck with him until Dayton Moore foolishly trades a top prospect for him.
   5. SG Posted: April 03, 2014 at 03:46 PM (#4678664)
Archer doesn't have to be all that good for this deal to be a pretty good one for the Rays. A young pitcher with cost certainty that throws 95 mph is a very tradeable commodity as well.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM (#4678690)
The Cubs traded Archer? For… it must have been Matt Garza?

I forgot they got Garza in a trade. It seemed like he was one of those veterans you sign and try to trade for prospects. Not the opposite.

That must have been about a month before they realized they sucked and started their massive rebuilding project.
   7. The District Attorney Posted: April 03, 2014 at 04:55 PM (#4678736)
I had something for this...
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: April 04, 2014 at 02:22 AM (#4679011)
I think this will relieve a lot of pressure that a lot of guys deal with up and down the league


Phrasing!
   9. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 04, 2014 at 05:47 AM (#4679024)
Nevermind, and also shut up.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Francis
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCurt Schilling outs Yankees worker who allegedly posted vulgar tweets about daughter | NJ.com
(127 - 2:02am, Mar 04)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(184 - 1:55am, Mar 04)
Last: Into the Void

NewsblogIs Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? – The Hardball Times
(165 - 1:48am, Mar 04)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(468 - 1:34am, Mar 04)
Last: tshipman

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1902 Ballot
(16 - 12:51am, Mar 04)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogOnetime AL Batting Champion Alex Johnson Dead at 72
(30 - 12:33am, Mar 04)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(654 - 12:32am, Mar 04)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogHouston Astros might have a problem, a good problem | FOX Sports
(9 - 12:19am, Mar 04)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(12 - 12:03am, Mar 04)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogReports: Wright confronts Syndergaard - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
(30 - 12:03am, Mar 04)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogDeadspin: "Sports Analytics" Is Bullshit Now
(23 - 11:24pm, Mar 03)
Last: Der-K is at full whelm.

NewsblogAdam Dunn, Juan Pierre, and Why We Need WAR «
(26 - 11:19pm, Mar 03)
Last: Misirlou was a Buddhist prodigy

NewsblogCorey Hart slices foot stepping into a hot tub
(29 - 10:32pm, Mar 03)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogPhilly.com: Phillies lose to University of Tampa, 6-2.
(7 - 9:52pm, Mar 03)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

NewsblogRoyals hope new addition Alex Rios helps outfield defense remain baseball’s best
(19 - 9:41pm, Mar 03)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

Page rendered in 0.1717 seconds
48 querie(s) executed