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Sunday, August 08, 2021

Jonathan Schoop, Detroit Tigers reach $15M deal covering 2022, ‘23

Infielder Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers agreed Saturday to a $15 million, two-year contract covering 2022 and 2023.

Schoop is hitting .289 and has a team-best 64 RBIs. His 18 homers are tied with Eric Haase for the club lead.

Schoop gets $7.5 million annually under the new deal, and he has the right to opt out after the 2022 season to become a free agent.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 08, 2021 at 06:37 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cooper Nielson Posted: August 09, 2021 at 01:40 AM (#6033504)
As a Tiger fan, I like this. It's not long or expensive, it means there's one less hole to fill this offseason, and he's not blocking anyone. He likes being in Detroit and he's lived up to every expectation so far.

Jonathan Schoop may not drive you to a championship, but he doesn't prevent you from getting there either. I'll be disappointed if this is the last/only "big" move they make though.
   2. escabeche Posted: August 09, 2021 at 04:37 PM (#6033561)
I feel like the Orioles could have kept this guy, a fan favorite who came up through our system, paying him this much without meaningfully impinging on the rebuild in any way, and the team would have been mildly more enjoyable to watch. Instead, we have $7m less payroll and (checks return) Jean Carmona, Luis Ortiz, and Easton Lucas.
   3. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 09, 2021 at 04:52 PM (#6033562)
Schoop is good, and the Tigers are not. I'm surprised he didn't get traded, but now that he's on this very affordable deal, he has even more trade value than before.
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 09, 2021 at 05:25 PM (#6033570)
I'm glad Schoop got paid. He was one of my favorite Orioles along with Manny, and I love to hear my wife try to pronounce his name. ("Scoop?" "Shkoop?" "Shkop?")
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2021 at 06:46 PM (#6033588)
he has even more trade value than before.

I'm not sure that's true. He's been on one-year contracts at $7.5 M or less the last 3 years. Plus having signed him, the Tigers are pretty much committed to carrying him until at least the next trading deadline so any trade-value benefit of the 2nd year will be brief. And although he's always been an average-good 2B, this year he's been mostly at 1B. I will grant it's not at all clear why he hasn't been valued more -- other than a short, bad stint in Milw, he's been a 1=WAA player who doesn't even have much of a platoon split. I don't know why that guy can't get a 3/$40 contract but he can't.
   6. The Honorable Ardo Posted: August 09, 2021 at 10:38 PM (#6033614)
Everybody likes this deal. This is exactly what the Tigers should be doing.
   7. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 10, 2021 at 12:57 AM (#6033628)
Schoop kind of seemed like one of the few guys who was underpaid in MLB. Glad to see him cash in.
   8. donlock Posted: August 10, 2021 at 01:23 PM (#6033666)
People bashed Dan Douquette for letting his Oriole team fall apart when Machado, Schoop, and Britton were traded for weak prospects in mid 2018. He should have gotten more value for them the winter before or signed them to long term deals. Neither happened.

The Cubs and Nationals are goig to be up against it this winter. The GM should have signed their stars to new contracts or traded them sooner as one year rentals for lots of minor league talent.Didn't happen.

What will occur is what is going on in Detroit and Baltimore. A real shortage of ready talent available from other teams and teh draft and an unwillingness from the stars to re-sign. Cedric Mullins and Trey Mancini of the Orioles are not going to sign team friendly deals and no other team is going to unload minor league talent for them either. and tehn have to sign and pay for new contracts.

Ryan Mountcastle is talented and young but I doubt he will be willing to sign his future away when there seems to be so much $ available for free agents. The one team that overpaid to hang on to their star was Denver and then they couldnt pay him. Detroit with Cabrera and Birds with Chris Davis should be lessons in appeasing the fans and breaking the bank for the future.

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