How’s that for a Good Friday? Jim Bowden of ESPN and other things first reports the Arizona Diamondbacks signing Paul Goldschmidt to a five-year, $32 million deal which buys up one of the big first baseman’s free agent years. Ken Rosenthal adds that the deal includes an option for 2019, keeping Goldy in the Snakes fray for a long, long time.
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Posted by Drew Fairservice under Arizona Diamondbacks, Paul Goldschmidt, Trades And Signings on Mar 29, 2013
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Pittsburgh Pirates, Trades And Signings on Mar 20, 2013
With Willie Bloomqvist expected to start at short and Cliff Pennington, who was acquired this off-season from the Athletics, to begin the season as his backup, the D’Backs likely had no room on their 25-man roster for the 14-year veteran.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under St. Louis Cardinals, Trades And Signings on Mar 08, 2013
The Cardinals are just rubbing it in now. As if compiling oodles of young talent to go with the bevy of established stars on their roster isn’t enough, now the Cardinals feel the need to buy off the free agency years of said talented young players.
Allen Craig is the latest Cardinals player to sign a long-term contract extension, inking a five-year deal worth $31 million with an option for a sixth, keeping Craig in St. Louis until 2017. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Craig will make $1.75 million this year, $2.75 million in 2014, $5.5 million in 2015, $9 million in 2016 and $11 million in 2017. The 2018 option is $13M with a $1MM buyout.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Trades And Signings on Feb 20, 2013
Your pulse-quickening news of the day. The Boston Red Sox acquire first base/outfield/DH guy Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners, just days after the M’s DFA’d the 26-year old.
Given the glut of guys who do the exact same thing as Carp, he was the odd man out. In Boston he will be the 25th man, slotting in to spell the Napoli’s and Papi’s of the world. As a cheap fill-in for a slightly oldish team, you could do worse than Carp. It is easy to forget that Mike Carp was actually quite good as recently as 2011, when he posted a 123 wRC+ with 12 homers in 300 plate appearances.
Carp always hit well in the minors, though any and all PCL warning flags might fly high over this .853 career OPS at Triple-A. The Mariners receive a player to be named later or cash considerations, whichever comes first.
Carp told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times that Boston is “a better opportunity” for him as he stands to get more ABs in Boston. Not many more, but some. That’s all a quad-A guy can ask for at this point of his career, I suppose.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Trades And Signings on Feb 11, 2013
So much for Drew Stubbs! According to Jon Heyman, public face of Boras Corp, Scott Boras client Michael Bourn agrees to terms with the Cleveland Indians on a four-year deal worth $48 million, with an option for a fifth year that would push the deal to $60 million total.
Scott Boras always gets his man even if it is for less than previous anticipated.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Cleveland Indians, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Trades And Signings on Feb 10, 2013
The Cleveland Indians have signed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman. Yesterday, the team added Jason Giambi to a similar deal that will pay the veteran $750,000 if he makes the team.
Dice-K, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2011, pitched in 11 games for the Red Sox last season, compiling a 1-7 record with a 8.28 ERA, 5.94 FIP and 4.84 xFIP. He did however show signs of his former self in his sixth start, throwing seven innings against the Royals in late August, allowing just one unearned run while striking out six.
Posted by Drew Fairservice under Aaron Hill, Arizona Diamondbacks, Trades And Signings on Feb 08, 2013
Aaron Hill is an easy baseball player to like. He looks like a baseball player and, if I might be so inane, plays like a baseball player. He hit line drives for days and is quite an adept second baseman, diving about and getting his uniform dirty and the like.
Then one year he hit a like a million home runs and it ruined everything. Hill went into the tank, began popping everything up in the infield and striking out more than an “aggressive” hitter can afford.
One trade, two declined options, and one great season on a pillow contract later and now Aaron Hill is rich, as the Snakes and Hill are on the verge of announcing a three-year contract worth $35 million.