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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Source: Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez agree to deal

The Red Sox have agreed to a deal with super-utility man Eduardo Nunez, pending a physical, a source told MLB.com on Thursday.

The Red Sox, sticking with team policy for uncompleted free-agent negotiations, have not confirmed the deal. The length of the contract is unknown.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2018 at 08:15 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB) Posted: February 15, 2018 at 10:01 PM (#5625862)
Always had a soft spot in my heart for Nune5.

His "helmets-jettisoned-per-distance-covered" ratio is second-to-none!
   2. villageidiom Posted: February 16, 2018 at 08:21 AM (#5625949)
His "helmets-jettisoned-per-distance-covered" ratio is second-to-none!
He might be second on this team, after Hanley. Hanley's helmet falls off when he blinks.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: February 16, 2018 at 09:30 AM (#5625980)
Yeah but Hanley has the added benefit of a size 7 head with size 22 hair.
   4. villageidiom Posted: February 16, 2018 at 10:19 AM (#5626011)
Nunez played SS for the Yankees, so he has a size 7 head with size 22 aura.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 18, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5626629)
Looks like a 1-year, $6M deal, plus incentives, although structured a bit differently:
The Red Sox have announced the signing and designated right-hander Ben Taylor to make room for Nunez. He’ll earn $4MM in 2018, and his player option is also worth $4MM (with a $2MM buyout), per Heyman, who adds that the deal includes escalators and incentives. Specifically, Nunez could earn an extra $1MM in 2019 based on number of plate appearances this year and another $1MM in ’19 based on performance bonuses, Drellich tweets.

If he's any good, the opt-out would seem certain.
   6. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: February 18, 2018 at 05:44 PM (#5626670)
1/6 is a really good deal for the Sox in my opinion. I’m really glad they brought him back. He was what they needed.
   7. formerly dp Posted: February 18, 2018 at 06:55 PM (#5626684)
Wow, this is crazy cheap. I'd prefer him over Frazier, honestly.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: February 18, 2018 at 07:34 PM (#5626703)
Incredibly cheap.
   9. villageidiom Posted: February 19, 2018 at 08:57 AM (#5626785)
The Red Sox have announced the signing
YES!
and designated right-hander Ben Taylor to make room for Nunez.
NOOOOOO!

OK, complete overreaction on the latter. Still, I liked Taylor.
   10. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: February 19, 2018 at 12:31 PM (#5626899)
Is it just me, or is this not normally how these things are described?

He’ll earn $4MM in 2018, and his player option is also worth $4MM (with a $2MM buyout)

I'm confused about what that means. He has a player option to get paid $4MM to rejoin the team, or $2MM to become a free agent?
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: February 19, 2018 at 12:41 PM (#5626901)

I'm confused about what that means. He has a player option to get paid $4MM to rejoin the team, or $2MM to become a free agent?
I think so. Another way to describe the contact is a 1-year $6m contract with $2m of that $6m deferred (briefly), with a one-year $2m player option.
   12. villageidiom Posted: February 19, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5626935)
I'm confused about what that means. He has a player option to get paid $4MM to rejoin the team, or $2MM to become a free agent?

I get what they're saying, but I don't recall player options coming with a buyout. Club options often come with a buyout.

I've looked through the entire American League and found buyouts for club or mutual options, with only two exceptions, one being Nunez. The other is Ian Kennedy. Five-year contract with opt-out after two years, and a $6m buyout if he opted out.

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