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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Brooks Raley: Shipped to Mets

The Mets acquired Raley from the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Keyshawn Askew, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

Aside from All-Star closer Edwin Diaz, the Mets were lacking in reliable setup options last season, and the team’s relief depth became further tested earlier this winter when all of Seth Lugo, Trevor May, Joely Rodriguez and Adam Ottavino became free agents. The addition of Raley thus addresses a major need, as he’ll give the Mets a proven left-handed arm to slot in front of Diaz in the late innings. Raley covered 53.2 frames for Tampa Bay in 2022, collecting one win, six saves and 22 holds while pitching to a 2.68 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2022 at 03:10 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: December 07, 2022 at 07:51 PM (#6108622)
Trading with Tampa for a reliever sounds like a great recipe for losing a trade.
   2. Banta Posted: December 07, 2022 at 07:56 PM (#6108624)
Trade seems a bit askew from the Rays’ perspective.

*cough*
   3. reech Posted: December 07, 2022 at 08:38 PM (#6108631)
This guy was one of the Rays last year who refused to wear the Gay Pride uniform.
That's gonna go over Real Well in NYC!
   4. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: December 07, 2022 at 10:03 PM (#6108647)
Even more outrageous is word that he won't wear a Magen David or dance to Hava Nagila on Celebrate Israel Night.
   5. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: December 07, 2022 at 11:07 PM (#6108651)
There is a lot of turnover on this roster.
   6. Harmon "Thread Killer" Microbrew Posted: December 08, 2022 at 11:59 AM (#6108726)
He's wearing the ribbon. We are all wearing the ribbon! So why aren't *you* going to wear the ribbon?

This is America! I don't have to wear anything I don't wanna wear!
   7. Banta Posted: December 08, 2022 at 09:06 PM (#6108830)
Mets resign Nimmo, 8 years, 162 million. I wanted him back, hope he stays healthy. Lots of money in baseball these days.

Mets also add David Robertson, 1 year, 10 million. Doesn’t seem like they’re sparing much expense here.
   8. Adam Starblind Posted: December 08, 2022 at 09:35 PM (#6108833)
No, it doesn’t.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 08, 2022 at 09:53 PM (#6108836)
Mets resign Nimmo, 8 years, 162 million. I wanted him back, hope he stays healthy. Lots of money in baseball these days.

That's a really low AAV. They're paying for what, 16-18 WAR? For a guy with a 130+ wRC+. Even if he averages 400 PA per season over the contract, that seems very doable.
   10. Banta Posted: December 08, 2022 at 10:18 PM (#6108841)
It is probably a bit low AAV, it’s more the years. Takes him through 37 and he has two seasons of 140 games or more (also played 55 games in 2020). He’s basically missed half a season every other year. He sure did pick a great time to have his best year by WAR and GP.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy here and don’t really think it’s unreasonable given the market. If he had a better track record with health, his AAV would be greater than 25 million. It’s just somewhat amazing to me that a guy entering his 30s, whose posted a WAR greater than 4 twice, is now worth 162 million.
   11. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 08, 2022 at 10:24 PM (#6108842)
It’s just somewhat amazing to me that a guy entering his 30s, whose posted a WAR greater than 4 twice, is now worth 162 million.
Inflation.
   12. Adam Starblind Posted: December 08, 2022 at 11:09 PM (#6108848)
Before the season I read an article giving Byron Burton’s contract as a possible comp (100MM/7). Seemed reasonable, but the market is frothy.
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 09, 2022 at 09:53 AM (#6108858)
It is probably a bit low AAV, it’s more the years. Takes him through 37 and he has two seasons of 140 games or more (also played 55 games in 2020). He’s basically missed half a season every other year. He sure did pick a great time to have his best year by WAR and GP.

We;;, for an injury risk, wouldn't you rather have more years and lower AAV. If a guy is on a short deal, and misses 2/3 of a season, the deal is in bad shape. With an 8 year deal, there's more of a chance the health will average out at OK.

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