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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Royals sign 3B Franco to $2.95 million contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals signed third baseman Maikel Franco to a $2.95 million contract Friday to be their everyday third baseman next season.

The deal, which was agreed to earlier this week, includes up to $1.05 million in incentives.

 

QLE Posted: December 28, 2019 at 02:01 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: contracts, maikel franco, royals

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: December 29, 2019 at 04:09 PM (#5911592)
I know a 1/$3 contract doesn't really matter but this sort of deal still stymies me. What has Franco ever done to deserve a guaranteed contract? An NRI sure or one of those contracts that pays him $2 M if he's on the opening day roster maybe. Maybe they know something we don't, like he's been working with a magical hitting coach? Could be but (a) I still don't see why he'd be able to garner a guaranteed contract before showing improvement and (b) if you really think he might break out big, then add a team option.
   2. Perry Posted: December 29, 2019 at 04:11 PM (#5911593)
Honest to God, when I read the headline I thought it was Julio Franco.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: December 29, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5911594)
Honest to God, when I read the headline I thought it was Julio Franco.
Nah, I doubt Julio Franco could play 3B these days. If anyone signs him, it will be as a 1B/DH.
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 29, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5911596)
To Walt Davis: I think there is a lot of skepticism about the Phillies' coaching approach over the past couple years, based on most of their players getting steadily worse over that period while complaining about being confused, so guys like Franco will be seen as good reclamation projects.
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: December 29, 2019 at 04:26 PM (#5911597)
(b) if you really think he might break out big, then add a team option.
If i am reading baseball-reference correctly, they have control of him for 2021 also, if he ends up being worth it.
   6. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: December 29, 2019 at 04:32 PM (#5911599)
Yes, he was non-tendered with two Arb years left.
   7. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: January 02, 2020 at 08:09 PM (#5912515)
Julio Franco is still (not) dead!
   8. Greg Pope Posted: January 02, 2020 at 09:26 PM (#5912526)
If i am reading baseball-reference correctly, they have control of him for 2021 also, if he ends up being worth it.

Let's say he has a breakout year, maybe an OPS+ of 135 in some form or another. What does he get in arbitration?

I agree with Walt that they should have just gotten an option. I think if they did that, they could decline the option and still go to arbitration, right?
   9. Itchy Row Posted: January 03, 2020 at 05:37 AM (#5912564)
Talks with Julio Franco broke off when KC wouldn’t guarantee a fourth year.
   10. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: January 03, 2020 at 08:19 AM (#5912572)
Are options legal on contracts through a player's arb years? Off the top of my head I can't think of any options-in-arb-years contracts, though I could easily be missing some. (I suspect that if one is out there it's on the first contract of a Japanese or maybe Cuban player who came to the US as an established professional.) Arbitration is functionally a team option for an unknown amount of money, so I could imagine the CBA prohibiting regular options during the arb years.

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