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

Monday, January 16, 2012

Red Sox Sign Franklin Morales to 1-Year, $850K Deal

The Boston Red Sox have signed left handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a 1-year, $850 thousand deal according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. The deal allows both sides to avoid arbitration.

Morales, a 25 year old Venezuelan reliever, has a career ERA of 4.61 but was able to post a 3.69 ERA throughout 2011, part of which was spent with the Colorado Rockies. He spent four seasons with the Rockies but was traded to the Red Sox in May of 2011.

Thanks to Flora Gibbs

Repoz Posted: January 16, 2012 at 10:57 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, red sox

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. villageidiom Posted: January 17, 2012 at 06:26 AM (#4038462)
...avoiding arbitration.

They've also signed Salty for $2.5m, avoiding arbitration.

Remaining arbitration candidates for Boston: Ortiz, Ellsbury, Bard, Aceves, Aviles, and Bailey. Figures will be exchanged today.
   2. Bug Selig Posted: January 17, 2012 at 08:06 AM (#4038477)
Ortiz, really? I thought arb was for guys with less than a hundred years service.
   3. Greg K Posted: January 17, 2012 at 08:17 AM (#4038478)
Ortiz, really? I thought arb was for guys with less than a hundred years service.

Or potential FA who are offerend arbitration by the club and accept.






   4. puck Posted: January 17, 2012 at 11:08 AM (#4038567)
Ortiz, really? I thought arb was for guys with less than a hundred years service.


Didn't Greg Maddux accept an arb deal his last season with the Braves? He had a year or two or three more service time.

Speaking of old guys, the Rockies are said to be making an offer of a minor league deal for Jamie Moyer. I hope he goes somewhere more suitable for pitching than COSprings or Coors Field.
   5. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM (#4038611)
Old guys?! Greg Maddux is much younger than Jamie Moyer!
   6. Enten Posted: January 17, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4038986)
The deal allows both sides to avoid arbitration.


...as opposed to only allowing one side to do so?
   7. Mattbert Posted: January 17, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4038993)
Remaining arbitration candidates for Boston: Ortiz, Ellsbury, Bard, Aceves, Aviles, and Bailey. Figures will be exchanged today.

We can scratch Aviles ($1.2m) and Ellsbury ($8.05m) off the list. Pretty nice raise for Jacoby. Not undeserved, of course.
   8. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM (#4039042)
Maddux did accept arbitration once, the Braves responded by trading Kevin Millwood (when he was good) for Johnny Estrada. Rafael Soriano surprised them once too by accepting, the Braves responded by trading him straight up for Jesse Chavez. To put it mildly, other teams seem to do a better job of taking in these little surprises without losing their ####.
   9. villageidiom Posted: January 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4039046)
player    asked    offered

Ortiz     
$16.5m    $12.65m
Aceves    
1.6m    0.9m
Bard      
1.825m  1.4m
Bailey    
4.7m    3.35m 

Per PeteAbe, who credits Sean McAdam.

I'd expect Bard at $1.65m to be done this week.
   10. CFBF Rides The Zombie Ice Dragon Posted: January 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM (#4039054)

Maddux did accept arbitration once, the Braves responded by trading Kevin Millwood (when he was good) for Johnny Estrada. Rafael Soriano surprised them once too by accepting, the Braves responded by trading him straight up for Jesse Chavez. To put it mildly, other teams seem to do a better job of taking in these little surprises without losing their ####.


As bad a ####-up as the Maddux thing was, the Soriano deal was hardly worth any consternation. The Braves had no intention of re-signing Soriano and offered him arbitration entirely to get the draft picks. He surprisingly accepted, and the Braves cut the best deal they could. They were out no additional money and picked up a live-armed lottery ticket. The Soriano arbitration situation (which would be a good, albeit long, name for a band) had absolutely no effect on anything.
   11. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 17, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4039078)
I always enjoy that argument. Sure they traded an All-Star Caliber closer for nothing, but it's ok because 1) they had no use for such a talent and 2) everyone knows that's the best deal you could get for a guy like that. I mean, both those reasons are rock solid.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Backlasher
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRoyals’ Martin Maldonado wore a tie on his catching gear during Father’s Day game
(55 - 6:59am, Jun 19)
Last: Esoteric

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(4088 - 6:26am, Jun 19)
Last: PJ Martinez

NewsblogMLB calls umpire union statement about Manny Machado discipline “inappropriate” – HardballTalk
(11 - 6:19am, Jun 19)
Last: manchestermets

NewsblogAlex Cora: ‘Vibe is different’ with Boston Red Sox. ‘You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year’ - masslive.com
(2 - 4:57am, Jun 19)
Last: Blastin

NewsblogRosenthal: It’s not baseball, it’s Bludgeon Ball. And the frequency of home runs is nothing short of numbing – The Athletic
(82 - 2:10am, Jun 19)
Last: Jack Sommers

NewsblogI ride or dye with OMNICHATTER!, for June 18, 2019
(81 - 1:57am, Jun 19)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Baldrick Reports Live
(358 - 12:39am, Jun 19)
Last: Crispix Attacksel Rios

NewsblogM.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks - The New York Times
(1 - 11:51pm, Jun 18)
Last: JRVJ

NewsblogPadres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series
(28 - 11:18pm, Jun 18)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (June 2019)
(872 - 10:40pm, Jun 18)
Last: Swoboda is freedom

Newsblog6 suspects, including gunman, arrested in Ortiz shooting – Boston Herald
(92 - 10:36pm, Jun 18)
Last: asinwreck

NewsblogTop 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline - MLB Trade Rumors
(2 - 9:54pm, Jun 18)
Last: caspian88

NewsblogAngel Hernandez’s Lawsuit Against MLB Just Got Really Interesting | FanGraphs Baseball
(17 - 9:41pm, Jun 18)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogThe Sinker Paradox | FanGraphs Baseball
(3 - 8:21pm, Jun 18)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogKYW Newsradio: Kenney, Wolf Join Campaign to Elect Dick Allen to the Hall of Fame
(145 - 6:50pm, Jun 18)
Last: .

Page rendered in 0.2714 seconds
67 querie(s) executed