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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
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   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.

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