Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, December 02, 2022

Jacob deGrom signs with Rangers

What a HORRIFIC contract! It’s an expensive contract that bases value on hope. The Rangers HOPE he can be healthy enough to provide them value. It’s the kind of contract that gets a GM fired.

DeGrom turns 35 next June. He pitched 64.1 innings in 2022 and 92 innings in 2021.

I expect they went five years to lower the AAV. Of course, it’s a great contract for DeGrom, especially considering he’ll pay no state tax when he pitches in Texas.

It’s a shocker for sure.

Although it might not seem like it now, the Rangers did Mets fans a favor.

The Rangers pulled off a stunner ahead of next week’s Winter Meetings, signing ace right-hander Jacob deGrom to a five-year free-agent contract on Friday night. The deal will pay deGrom $185 million, a source told MLB.com; the club has not confirmed the value of the contract.

jimfurtado Posted: December 02, 2022 at 08:43 PM | 108 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: free agents, jacob degrom, rangers

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.

Page 2 of 2 pages  < 1 2
   101. Adam Starblind Posted: December 09, 2022 at 03:59 PM (#6108924)
There's always a trade off. If Cohen is willing to go above $300M this year and next (seems likely) he's going to want to dip below the threshold at some point to reset the tax rates. The deGrom contract makes that much harder to do.


True enough, but that's not what we are talking about. We are talking about whether 288 was the limit of their payroll, and whether deGrom's departure was evidence of that. Clearly it was not even close to the limit.

   102. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: December 09, 2022 at 04:51 PM (#6108940)
True enough, but that's not what we are talking about. We are talking about whether 288 was the limit of their payroll, and whether deGrom's departure was evidence of that. Clearly it was not even close to the limit.
Awesome. Now let it go.
   103. Adam Starblind Posted: December 10, 2022 at 11:42 PM (#6109092)
$350MM
   104. Adam Starblind Posted: December 20, 2022 at 02:40 PM (#6110213)
+Ottavino = $358 MM for purposes of CBT.
   105. Adam Starblind Posted: December 21, 2022 at 06:59 AM (#6110287)
$384MM. And a very good morning to you.
   106. KronicFatigue Posted: December 21, 2022 at 08:17 AM (#6110296)
The Mets’ payroll last year was $288MM. Is there anyone among you willing to revise your emphatic statements that last year’s payroll (or $300MM) is the maximum?


I was 100% wrong. Very very very wrong. I thought this off season would be either deGrom plus a few other guys or no deGrom but resign everyone else.

Instead we went full "unlimited payroll"
   107. Adam Starblind Posted: December 21, 2022 at 09:01 AM (#6110305)
106 — much respect for popping back in to say that.
   108. KronicFatigue Posted: December 21, 2022 at 09:16 AM (#6110307)
Double post
Page 2 of 2 pages  < 1 2

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Guts
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBaseball Hall of Fame tracker 2023
(744 - 9:03pm, Feb 04)
Last: alilisd

NewsblogOrioles to decline 5-year Camden Yards lease extension, seek to secure long-term agreement
(75 - 9:01pm, Feb 04)
Last: greenback needs a ride, not ammo

Newsblog2023 NBA Regular Season Thread
(349 - 8:46pm, Feb 04)
Last: Crosseyed and Painless

Sox TherapyThe Future Starts Now (Hopefully)
(18 - 6:59pm, Feb 04)
Last: Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s Back to Club Football We Go
(379 - 6:44pm, Feb 04)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogMLB forms economic group as regional TV in peril
(2 - 6:14pm, Feb 04)
Last: Srul Itza

NewsblogRed Sox manager Alex Cora on his time with 2017 Astros, per new book: 'We stole that ... World Serie
(7 - 6:10pm, Feb 04)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogMLB expansion: Nashville group led by Dave Stewart makes a pitch for Music City [$]
(26 - 3:00pm, Feb 04)
Last: DFA

NewsblogHow to Watch the Caribbean Series
(5 - 1:18pm, Feb 04)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Sultan

NewsblogThese MLB legends were trailblazers in Japan
(5 - 12:53pm, Feb 04)
Last: alilisd

Hall of MeritReranking Left Fielders: Results
(12 - 12:21am, Feb 04)
Last: Chris Cobb

NewsblogOT - 2022 NFL thread Part II
(330 - 11:03pm, Feb 03)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogSinclair’s Sports Channels Prepare Bankruptcy, Putting Team Payments at Risk
(26 - 7:01pm, Feb 03)
Last: Greg Franklin

Hall of MeritRanking Right Fielders in the Hall of Merit - Discussion thread
(43 - 6:03pm, Feb 03)
Last: Jaack

NewsblogJohn Adams, Who Banged His Drum in the Cleveland Bleachers, Has Died
(16 - 2:25pm, Feb 03)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

Page rendered in 0.1910 seconds
45 querie(s) executed