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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Reliever Pedro Baez reaches 2-year deal with Houston Astros, sources say

Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Astros, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The deal includes an option, sources said, and has a number of escalators and a buyout. It is expected to fall in the $12-14 million guaranteed range.

Baez, 32, finished the 2020 season as the third-longest-tenured member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, behind only Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 13, 2021 at 09:31 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM (#5999725)
Wow, good for him! Sucks that it's with the Astros, though.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 14, 2021 at 12:36 PM (#5999739)
The reached terms in November, but it took Baez this long to finalize the agreement.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 14, 2021 at 01:02 PM (#5999743)
The reached terms in November, but it took Baez this long to finalize the agreement.
<Signs "P">...20-minute pause...<signs "e">...goes to make a sandwich...<signs "d">...eats sandwich, decides he's still a little hungry and maybe some ice cream sounds good...goes to freezer, realizes he has no ice cream...<signs "r">...drives to grocery store, stands in front of Ben & Jerry's section in freezer for 15 minutes debating whether he's more in the mood for Cherry Garcia or Chubby Hubby...decides he wants Cherry Garcia...pays, drives home...<signs "o">...
   4. Zonk Opposes Trial by Combat Posted: January 14, 2021 at 01:10 PM (#5999745)
See, I'd have gone with "It's actually just a one-year deal, but it will take two years".

But AG1F and Face are good, too.
   5. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 14, 2021 at 04:52 PM (#5999791)
$6-7 million per year? Wow. Good riddance. I hope he keeps up his tradition of allowing his inherited runners to score in the playoffs.

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