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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Source: Yankees re-signing Anthony Rizzo on multi-year deal

Anthony Rizzo is re-signing with the New York Yankees on a multi-year deal, a source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers on Tuesday.

Rizzo had become a free agent after declining his $16 million option with the Yankees for 2023.

Acquired from the Chicago Cubs at the 2021 trade deadline, Rizzo returned to New York for the 2021 season on a deal that paid $16 million this year.

He hit 32 home runs for the fourth time in his career—he has never hit more—and had 75 RBIs in 130 games despite a .224 batting average. The 33-year-old was sidelined between Aug. 31 and Sept. 18 by back pain and headaches from an epidural injection to treat his back.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 15, 2022 at 04:39 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 15, 2022 at 05:11 PM (#6105676)
Makes sense for the Yanks. They still need to sign Judge, add a really good bat in the OF, and ditch Donaldson.
   2. The Duke Posted: November 15, 2022 at 05:32 PM (#6105680)
Now onto Judge
   3. Tony S Posted: November 15, 2022 at 05:49 PM (#6105686)
He's 33. How long is the "multi"?

Ah, I see in the tweet it's two years. That's not unreasonable.
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 15, 2022 at 07:11 PM (#6105696)
Anthony Rizzo truly enjoyed being a Yankee, and getting $20 million a year to stay—$17 million each of the next two years, plus a $6 million buyout on a 2025 option—keeps him in the Bronx.

Small nit-pick, but he's not actually getting $20M a year. He's getting $17M a year for 3 years or $20M for two. He only gets $20M if he's crappy enough that he's not worth $11M in the 3rd year.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 15, 2022 at 07:25 PM (#6105700)
The $40M guaranteed is a bit better than the $36M/2 years predicted by MLB Trade Rumors, although all 4 of their analysts were correct that he’d re-sign with the Yankees. That’s also their prediction for Aaron Judge, but for considerably more money ($332M).
   6. The Duke Posted: November 15, 2022 at 07:37 PM (#6105704)
FG had him at 2/32, crowdsource 3/54
   7. Walt Davis Posted: November 16, 2022 at 02:29 PM (#6105795)
This is one of those deals where it's hard to see why this wasn't wrapped up before it ever became a thing. He wanted a little better than the 2/$32 option, the Yanks were willing to go a little better. The difference between 2/$32 and 2/$40 or 3/$51 is so small that it could have been done by Cashman and Rizzo over a coffee at any point in the last 3 months.

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