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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Sources: Tigers agree to deal with left-hander Matt Boyd

Left-hander Matt Boyd and the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a contract, pending physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

The deal is for over $10 million, according to the New York Post.

Boyd, 31, spent seven seasons with the Tigers and returns to a team looking to overhaul its pitching staff under new president Scott Harris.

Boyd signed with the Giants in March but never appeared in a game for them while recovering from elbow surgery. He was traded to the Mariners at the deadline and posted a 1.35 ERA in 10 appearances in relief.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 01, 2022 at 11:52 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 01, 2022 at 03:56 PM (#6107520)
Career 4.90 ERA, hasn't made 30 starts since 2019, pitched 13 innings last year, $10m. This off-season is going to be wild.
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: December 01, 2022 at 06:47 PM (#6107536)
It isn't the high price of stars that is expensive, it's the high price of mediocrity.

Bill Veeck must be rolling over in his grave
   3. Walt Davis Posted: December 01, 2022 at 11:48 PM (#6107560)
Tyler Anderson got $8 last year; Heaney, coming off a 75 ERA+ year, got $8.5. Lyles 1/7, Paxton 1/10, Pineda 1/5.5, Cobb 2/20, Smyly 1/5.25, Wacha 1/7 ... yet somehow Quintana just 1/2 (where there incentives at least?).

So 1/10 for Boyd sure seems like a lot but for now I'll write it off to Tiger incompetence.
   4. Cooper Nielson Posted: December 02, 2022 at 03:24 AM (#6107568)
Maybe the Tigers' magic metrics are winning percentage and ERA. By those standards, Boyd is coming off an OUTSTANDING year.
   5. Dr. Pooks Posted: December 02, 2022 at 03:44 AM (#6107569)
Matt Boyd, IIRC, like Kendal Graveman, was a late round senior sign by Alex Anthopoulos whose main attractive quality was that he would sign for 1K so that the Jays could try to game the system by trying to sign guys like Tyler Beede, Phil Bickford, Daniel Norris and Anthony Alford way overslot.

Boyd and Graveman didn’t do their part though, as they didn't just take their one thousand dollar check and then retire after half a year of complex ball.

Despite accomplishing most of their MLB success outside Toronto, these two really outperformed all the Alex Anthopoulos era Jays pitchers not named Marcus Stroman.
   6. JimMusComp misses old primer... Posted: December 02, 2022 at 12:55 PM (#6107603)
#3 - RE: Quintana.

His 2021 was dreadful. Before that season he got a 1/$8 from the Angels and was dreadful. Like so, so bad.

So, the 1/$2 was reasonable after the debacle of 2021.

As an aside - Quintana v. 2021 and Quintana v. 2022 is exactly why I’m holding my breath on Tyler Anderson v. 2023. The Angels sure know how to get the worst out of some of these middling starters.

We shall see.
   7. TDF, trained monkey Posted: December 02, 2022 at 03:54 PM (#6107624)
I like this deal.

Boyd was OK to good '16-20 (averaged 2.1 fWAR/2.3 bWAR), horrible in the Covid year, good til he got hurt in '21 (1.3 WAR in just 73 IP), and OK in 13 IP last year coming off surgery.

It's a 1 year deal - if he's healthy and as good as any year except '20, he's a steal for $10M.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: December 02, 2022 at 09:33 PM (#6107676)
I wasn't suggesting Quintana was underpaid exactly. I'm just ogling Paxton who threw 20 innings in 2020, 1.1 in 2021 and managed 0.2 in 2022 ... but according to b-r I mis-transcribed and he got 2/$10. The amount of money spent on the "he used to be somebody" pitching market always astounds me. I'm not sure it works out badly -- certainly some of these guys pay off every year -- it just seems "hasn't really pitched since 2019" or "had a 45 ERA+ last year" ought to be at least an orange cone if not a full-blown red flag. Seems to me those guys should, at best, generally get something like $2 with incentives that bring it up to $8 ... and I say that only because $2 seems such a trivial amount in today's game.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 02, 2022 at 09:53 PM (#6107682)
It's a 1 year deal - if he's healthy and as good as any year except '20, he's a steal for $10M.

Right, but the Tigers ain't going to win in 2023. Better to offer him 3/25 or something, so if he is good you get some value.
   10. bookbook Posted: December 03, 2022 at 08:27 AM (#6107722)
The Tigers can trade him at the deadline for good prospects if he’s performing. Boyd needs a guaranteed starting slot to set up his trade into contention at the deadline. Detroit offered one, where a contender might not have.
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 03, 2022 at 12:45 PM (#6107761)
The Tigers can trade him at the deadline for good prospects if he’s performing.

You're not getting a good prospect for a guy like Boyd off of a half-season.
   12. cookiedabookie Posted: December 03, 2022 at 06:24 PM (#6107807)

He signed for $75,000, not $1,000. And the only player more valuable than him from that round to date is Adam Frazier, who looks cooked enough that Boyd could pass him

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