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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Report: Bruce Chen, Royals agree

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals agreed to a $9 million, two-year contract with left-hander Bruce Chen on Wednesday, solidifying their starting rotation heading into next season, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

They call him Bruce.

Hombre Brotani Posted: November 24, 2011 at 05:48 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. asdf1234 Posted: November 24, 2011 at 06:45 AM (#4000573)
Fangraphs has him valued at $7.5 and 4.9 million the past couple of years, so there's at least a chance that Chen doesn't implode on himself like a dying star.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: November 24, 2011 at 06:56 AM (#4000575)
Fangraphs has him valued at $7.5 and 4.9 million the past couple of years,


I thought we all agreed to ignore these numbers.
   3. Dr. Vaux Posted: November 24, 2011 at 06:58 AM (#4000577)
Report: Albert Pujols, Cardinals agree






. . . that he's a really good baseball player.
   4. spike Posted: November 24, 2011 at 07:29 AM (#4000583)
He's managed to hammer out a decent career after his fall from uberprospect status. I root for him, in a quiet sort of way.
   5. DA Baracus Posted: November 24, 2011 at 12:47 PM (#4000600)
   6. Brian White Posted: November 24, 2011 at 03:58 PM (#4000638)
If Chen plays out this contract in KC, it will be five consecutive years he goes without being traded, or released and signed by another team. That just doesn't feel right.

Still, good for him.
   7. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: November 24, 2011 at 04:28 PM (#4000642)
If Chen plays out this contract in KC, it will be five consecutive years he goes without being traded, or released and signed by another team. That just doesn't feel right.


He had a chance to take the "most teams played for" record to ridiculous, unreachable heights. Nine teams by the time he was 30, and as lefthanded pitcher, he could conceivably keep getting nibbles until he was in his mid-40s. This successful, stable Chen is really ruining what might have been.
   8. McCoy Posted: November 24, 2011 at 05:24 PM (#4000658)
I think if a team trotted out a dead dog for 160 or so innings Fangraphs would value the corpse at about 3 million dollars.
   9. Davo Posted: November 24, 2011 at 06:10 PM (#4000673)
I think if a team trotted out a dead dog for 160 or so innings Fangraphs would value the corpse at about 3 million dollars.
Chen's pitched 295 innings of 3.96 era ball over the past 2 years. Guys with similar numbers:

Josh Beckett: 320 innings, 4.04 era
Scott Baker: 305 innings, 3.90 era
Freddy Garcia: 303 innings, 4.15 era
Jeff Karstens: 285 innings, 4.04 era
Jarr Jurrjens: 268 innings, 3.69 era
Matt Harrison: 264 innings, 3.78 era
Kyle Kendrick: 295 innings, 4.14 era
John Lannan: 328 innings, 4.12 era
   10. Gamingboy Posted: November 25, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#4000900)
The Red Sox, however, are going to keep him on retainer.
   11. puck Posted: November 25, 2011 at 06:23 PM (#4000920)
I think if a team trotted out a dead dog for 160 or so innings Fangraphs would value the corpse at about 3 million dollars.


Derek Lowe, 2011, 23.2 RAR, $11.4.

Hmm...

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