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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

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   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. Meatwad 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. Most doorknobs are on the right side of the doors 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

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

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