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Benintendi, Red Sox agree to $10 million, two-year deal

BOSTON (AP) — Outfielder Andrew Benintendi and the Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $10 million, two-year contract on Saturday.

He will earn $3.4 million this year and $6.6 million in 2021.

The 25-year-old hit .277 with 51 homers and 259 RBIs in his first three-plus seasons in the major leagues. In 2018, he led all players with 15 runs in the postseason while helping the Red Sox win the World Series. His game-ending catch in Game 4 of the ALCS was The Associated Press “Play of the Year.”

So, how long before their effort to trade him becomes something rather embarrassing?

 

QLE Posted: February 09, 2020 at 01:07 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: andrew benintendi, contracts, red sox

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: February 09, 2020 at 01:52 AM (#5922944)
I don't keep up with arb like I used to but this seems pretty cheap for this day and age. He's been very durable, 8 WAR, 2 WAA over the last 3 years. Schwarber got $3.4 last year and $7 this year with only one truly full season and only that one above-average. Mancini is getting $4.8 next year in his first year. Rosario has bone $4.2 and $7.8. Conforto got $4 then, after a very good season, a bump to $8 (seems he maybe should have gotten a bit more). Conforto's probably better, Rosario might be better, the other two guys clearly worse. I know, the diff between $10 and $12 is chump change in the grand sceme of things and it's his first real payday so it's nice to avoid the injury/collapse risk but the Red Sox deeserve no favors.
   2. Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: February 09, 2020 at 10:36 AM (#5922972)
Mancini is worse?
   3. Walt Davis Posted: February 09, 2020 at 02:58 PM (#5923016)
Yes, Mancini has 5.9 WAR, 0 WAA for his career. Mancini can't field or run. Mancini was better in 2019 but considerably worse in 2017-18.
   4. Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: February 09, 2020 at 03:35 PM (#5923022)
I think Mancini will hit better than Benintendi, going forward, and especially if he ever escapes from Baltimore.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 09, 2020 at 04:35 PM (#5923028)
I agree this seems cheap.
   6. Darren Posted: February 09, 2020 at 05:20 PM (#5923034)
Weirdly, Benintendi submitted $4.15M as his arb number against the Red Sox $3.4M. MLBTR estimate was something like $4.9M I think, which would be more in line with what Walt is saying.

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