Odds & Ends: Red Sox, Holliday, Yankees

Some Saturday links…

  • Red Sox GM Theo Epstein expanded a bit on his "bridge year" comment from the Winter Meetings, writes Dan Duggan of The Boston Herald.
  • FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Players' Union calculates the present day value of Matt Holliday's deal at $113.6MM, or $16.2MM per year. The Cardinals, however, see the present day value as lower because they use a different discount rate. ESPN's Buster Olney has a breakdown of the award based incentives.
  • Chad Jennings of The Journal News has some more utility player candidates for the Yankees.
  • Tommy Rancel at DRaysBay wonders if Franklin Gutierrez's contract extension could be used as a blueprint for a potential B.J. Upton extension.

5 Responses to Odds & Ends: Red Sox, Holliday, Yankees Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I’m not sure if B.J. Upton is going to get an extension from the Rays. I think Felipe Lopez will get a starting job. Not a utility infielder for the Yanks although I would love to see Felipe in pinstripes.

  2. Mule 5 years ago

    The Gutierrez and Grady Sizemore contracts are similar, and both compare well to Upton, so I can see the sides working out a deal. Then again, delaying the first year(s) of free agency might cost Upton as much in missed salary opportunity as the contract would be worth. Leaving 20-30MM on the table must be hard, but the 20MM+ guaranteed does a lot to soften to blow.

  3. B.J Upton is a headcase who had one of the worst seasons of all-time last year.. him and Alex Rios need to go to therapy together.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Upton wasn’t even the worst CF last year. So that is really extreme.

  4. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    The Indians better hope Valbuena is the real deal or else that trade giving up Gutierrez will look pretty bad. Can you imagine an outfield of Gutiereez/Sizemore/Choo?

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