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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Reds get LHP Minor, deal closer Garrett to KC

For the third time in four days, the Reds have traded a veteran member of the club. This time, it was lefty reliever Amir Garrett who was dealt to the Royals on Wednesday for left-handed pitcher Mike Minor and cash.

In 28 starts last season, Minor was 8-12 with a 5.05 ERA. The 34-year-old is set to earn $10 million in 2022 with a $13 million club option for 2023 that has a $1 million buyout.

Garrett, 29, endured his worst season in 2021 while posting a 6.04 ERA in 63 appearances.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:16 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: amir garrett, mike minor, reds, royals

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   1. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:29 PM (#6068001)
lolwut? I assume KC is paying for Minor's entire salary?

edit: I mean, I am ecstatic they traded away Garrett, in a "Great trade! Who'd we get?" kind of way.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:33 PM (#6068002)
Supposedly the Royals cleared salary to pursue Montas. So they're sending cash, but the Reds are still paying most of Minor's salary. So I don't get it from Cincy's perspective.
   3. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: March 16, 2022 at 02:33 PM (#6068003)
it is also very generous referring to Garrett as a closer in the headline. Closes the Reds chance of winning the game, maybe...
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: March 16, 2022 at 03:24 PM (#6068008)
Per MLBTR: That leaves the Reds on the hook for about $7.3MM in additional salary commitments, when factoring in the projected $2.2MM (via MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz) that would’ve gone to the arbitration-eligible Garrett.

Just a strange week for the Reds.
   5. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: March 16, 2022 at 03:26 PM (#6068009)
Per MLBTR: That leaves the Reds on the hook for about $7.3MM in additional salary commitments, when factoring in the projected $2.2MM (via MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz) that would’ve gone to the arbitration-eligible Garrett.

Just a strange week for the Reds.


For sure.
   6. Der-K's tired of these fruits from poisoned trees Posted: March 16, 2022 at 04:53 PM (#6068016)
minor and garrett are both better, i think, than we're giving them credit for but -- the clear takeaway here for me is that i don't know what cincy is doing. wonder how much of these choices involves who derek johnson thinks he can improve?
   7. The Duke Posted: March 16, 2022 at 05:13 PM (#6068022)
Minor is a starter and Garrett is a reliever, right? So the Reds have added a guy who might give them 30 starts for 7 million net and I assume they viewed Garret as completely replaceable

I think the Reds will execute a strategy like the brewers have done. Wait, wait and wait and then add cheaper (albeit less good) assets right before the season. Maybe the script isn’t written yet - let’s see what else they do.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 16, 2022 at 05:24 PM (#6068023)
it is also very generous referring to Garrett as a closer in the headline.
Maybe they just meant he was nearer to them than another guy named Garrett.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 16, 2022 at 05:37 PM (#6068025)

Minor is a starter and Garrett is a reliever, right? So the Reds have added a guy who might give them 30 starts for 7 million net and I assume they viewed Garret as completely replaceable


So rather than have Wade Miley and Amir Garrett, they decided to have Mike Minor, and save about $2-3M? I don't get that.
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: March 16, 2022 at 05:59 PM (#6068031)
Reds Saves Leaders, 2021

Mychal Givens 8
Heath Hembree 8
Amir Garrett 7
Lucas Sims 7
Michael Lorenzen 4
Tejay Antone 3
Brad Brach 1
Sean Doolittle 1
Michael Feliz 1
Josh Osich 1
   11. Walt Davis Posted: March 16, 2022 at 06:12 PM (#6068036)
Javy Baez hates Amir Garrett. Baez isn't a hothead sort of player -- he's excitable in what is for some an obnoxious way but not a nasty one. HE's always laughing and smiling with other players. Except for Amir Garrett. It goes back to a bad HBP and some nasty words a couple of years ago but carried over to a time when Garrett hit Rizzo and Javy stormed out of the dugout to go after him. And last year, coming to the plate, Javy just started screaming at Garrett pretty much non-stop, smacked the first pitch he saw for a walk-off hit, screaming at Garrett the whole time down the line. So Tigers-Royals games just got a bit more "interesting."
   12. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: March 16, 2022 at 08:23 PM (#6068069)
They're taking on $7m on his salary? Suarez was making 11. So they dealt Winker to save $4m?
   13. The Duke Posted: March 16, 2022 at 08:29 PM (#6068071)
9. The reds know Miley’s heath history. Maybe they thought they had a guy who would sit on the IL for most of his last year. I’m willing to see how it plays out with Miley before saying this was stupid. David Dahl was a “stupid” non-tender last year….until he wasn’t. Teams know things about their own players
   14. Cooper Nielson Posted: March 17, 2022 at 01:17 AM (#6068109)
Maybe they just meant he was nearer to them than another guy named Garrett.

This really made me LOL so I just wanted to say thanks.
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 17, 2022 at 01:27 AM (#6068110)
This really made me LOL so I just wanted to say thanks.
If my stupid joke made one person laugh, that makes my night, so thank you for that too.
   16. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: March 17, 2022 at 09:28 AM (#6068126)
Remember, they traded Sonny Gray away for nothing. Well, an 18 year old in rookie ball... So, they really traded away Garrett and Gray to save about 5 million. Plus, they got rid of Garrett which is addition by subtraction.
   17. JimMusComp misses old primer... Posted: March 17, 2022 at 05:14 PM (#6068202)
This really made me LOL so I just wanted to say thanks.


Me as well....

So much so that I tried to explain it to my kids who don't really follow baseball at all - it was pretty damn great.
   18. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 17, 2022 at 05:42 PM (#6068208)
So much so that I tried to explain it to my kids who don't really follow baseball at all - it was pretty damn great.
It was indeed a dad joke at best.
   19. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: March 17, 2022 at 07:02 PM (#6068216)
It was indeed a dad joke at best.


Give yourself some credit, it was more than Amir dad joke.
   20. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 17, 2022 at 07:23 PM (#6068217)
Give yourself some credit, it was more than Amir dad joke.
Eh, I'm not gonna drop the mike too hard for just a minor pun.

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