Odds & Ends: McClung, Aurilia, Lincecum, Brewers

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Guest
5 years 5 months ago

theres a 100% chance Jeter will be a Yankee for the rest of his career.

jadarm
5 years 5 months ago

No way that Jeter ends up with a 4 year deal at 25 MM per. I don’t see it.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Possibly 3 years 70MM.

ivdown
5 years 5 months ago

33 million a year??? Not an icicle’s chance in Hell. I’d wait to see how he does in 2010, but right now I’d guess that he’ll get 3-4 years for about 15-18 million a year.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

You got your math wrong. 3 years and 70 million is an average of 23 million.

ivdown
5 years 5 months ago

Lol, duh, my bad. I still don’t think he will get that much, but man I feel stupid.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

No need to feel stupid bro.

infamouso
5 years 5 months ago

I’m a diehard Jeter fan, but I wouldn’t give him $25 mil a year for four years. He’s not a homerun hitter and his defense is a little above average at best. Great team leader and batter for average. I’d give him between $15-$20 mil a year for 4 years. And that’s being generous.

yanksrdashit
5 years 5 months ago

If there was ever a salary cap in baseball, the core four of the yanks should play for league minimum. Obviously it would never happen, but if they really were committed to winning, they’d say to each other “We’ve already made our money, lets just make sure we win for the rest of our careers now.” The yanks would possibly have the same team, while multiple other teams would not.

TimotheusATL
5 years 5 months ago

…and Donald Fehr would probably have a heart attack.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

very true. Gene Orza would as well.

He made a good point though. If there were a team made out of gentlemen of the game, it would have more Yankees than any other team.

Mauer
Jeter
Griffey Jr.
Sizemore
A-Rod
Howard
Petitte
Rivera
Hunter
Markakis
Tejada
Ausmus
Varitek
Sabathia
Pena (Carlos)
Rollins
Chipper
and plenty more.

Israel Piedra
5 years 5 months ago

A-Rod? Seriously? I’ll add Wakefield to this list, too.

TimotheusATL
5 years 5 months ago

Agree on both counts. Wake’s “If you need me, exercise the option” contract was really one of a kind.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

keep A-Rod…Add Wake. Add Omar Vizquel, Garrett Anderson, Juan Pierre, Pudge, and Raul Ibanez.

If anybody heard Raul Ibanez speak on the Hot Stove last night, you’ll agree with me.

OH!! we forgot one!!!!!

Curtis Granderson!!!!!!!! The guy is a college graduate who is the ambasador of MLB.

metsman
5 years 5 months ago

take curt shilling and tim wakefield and put them on a bus with Rush limpcock and sarah palin and drive it off a cliff

5 years 5 months ago

A-Rod a gentleman? Be serious. This is the cheating scumbag that lied to everybody because he assumed he’d never get caught.

A-Rod a gentleman of the game? This is the same ‘gentleman’ that screamed while running bases to get a player to botch an infiled fly right? You know, things 10 year old kids do in little league? 10 year olds with a poor upbringing.

Are you a Yanks fan blind to this pigs scumbag ignorance, or are you just an A-Rod lover?

Putting the likes of A-Rod on a class list with Jeter would make Derek himself throw up in his mouth..

No Roy Halladay on the list? One of the best team guys and human beings there is? I am sure you meant to put him rather than A-Rod right?

JohnLucarelli
5 years 5 months ago

Might I add A-Rod using his giant Hamburger Helper white glove and knocking the ball away from Bronson Arroyo while running to 1st during the 04 ALCS.

metsman
5 years 5 months ago

I just pissed my pants laughing, thanks bro!

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

That’s why said…and many more. A-Rod does a lot of possitive things for the game

PileOfSandwich
5 years 5 months ago

what Drug tests?

5 years 5 months ago

The only thing he does is stain it. He is such a phony douchebag.

j6takish
5 years 5 months ago

I know he is the face of the franchise and Yankees are big on loyalty and everything, but 25m, really? He is an aging player who has posted negative UZR ratings every season except 2009.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

UZR isn’t effective in most cases.

BlackSoxBandits
5 years 5 months ago

Please, enough with the stupid UZR ratings (no dis. to anyone). It is just another stupid stat that is over rated. GM’s have stated they don’t use this metric. The play Jeter made in Oakland a few years ago from Spencer’s throw – what was the UZR rating on that???? I watch him play several times a year. He is a true captain and field general no matter W.T.F. rating you throw out there. He is worth the 20 million they will give him. There are some things the “stats” just can’t show.

RedbirdRuffian
5 years 5 months ago

If you compare the market for Damon with that of Jeter next year, I don’t see a tremendous difference. Jeter is still above average defensively, and is clearly superior to Damon. Offensively they are similar, aging but tough outs. Outside of NY there is no market for Jeter; no team other than the Yankees would be willing to give him $10 million per year for even 2-3 years. It will be interesting to see what kind of a contract he ends up with. Obviously NY overpays for all of their players, skewing the market for everyone else.

j6takish
5 years 5 months ago

Above average? According to whom?

TimotheusATL
5 years 5 months ago

Well, he clearly put some work into improving his range, as 2009 shows. Can we officially say he’s improved defensively if he posts another good metric in 2010?

R_y_a_n
5 years 5 months ago

Defensive stats? 2008 his UZR/150 was -0.7 and last year his UZR/150 was +8.4. From that, we can probably conclude Jeter that Jeter isn’t as bad as he was from 2005-2007, but not as good as 2009. Makes him look like an average defender, which with his bat is still a huge plus.

Edit: I agree 25 mil would be too much.

elclashcombo
5 years 5 months ago

“Outside of NY there is no market for Jeter; ”

Certainly not in the same manner as there is in NY but Jeter is an international celebrity and owners/teams do reap a financial benefit with having a player with that status on their team. Jeter’s marketability to the other 29 improves because of that. That being said everyone knows the Steinbrenners will pay him handsomely and Jeter has no intentions of going anywhere else. 4YR/$100M is an absolute given.

R_y_a_n
5 years 5 months ago

4 yrs/100 is NOT an absolute given. 25 mil is too much, the Yankees know that. He could very well get 20 mil a year, but no where near Mauer/Pujols/A-Rod money.

Also, why did you quote “Outisde of NY there is no market for Jeter” and reply to me? I didn’t ever say that during my post. I know if he hit the market and the Yankees weren’t going to resign him, team’s with a shortstop hole would be all over him.

GravediggerHebnerTRDMB
5 years 5 months ago

Yes in speaking to Yorvit Torrealba the Mets indicated they “didn’t have any money to spend…on a career back up catcher when they already have 3 of those.”

There is absolutely no point in the Mets signing Torrealba, why Olney fails to see that is beyond me. Seriously Buster have you noticed the Mets plethora of back up catchers? If they need a catcher it would be one of the starting variety, which Torrealba is not.

icedrake523
5 years 5 months ago

Their excuse that they have no money to spend is just ridiculous and pathetic. There is no way a NY team has no more money to spend. Unless they mean “We don’t have any more money to spend without going into our profits.”

Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

Thanks for that, and see my question below. I think just maybe you gave me a clue about that.

markjsunz
5 years 5 months ago

The Mets are in business to make a profit as is the other 29 teams. If you want a team that spends money become a yankee fan. All of these owners will stop spending when there payroll hits there budgeted level. At the end of a day it is still a money making business.

Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

Be that as it may, it’s the “Mets indicated they had no money to spend” part that concerns me. This is the second time in two days there is an indication that the Mets are looking for some kind of discount due to a lack of money. And if you count the major discount the got in the GMJ trade, that makes three recently. But this is the same team that was trying to sign John Lackey, Bengie Molina, Joel PiƱeiro and a number of others – and didn’t. Where is the money they were going to use to sign those players? It can’t have just dried up all of a sudden….can it?

icedrake523
5 years 5 months ago

As I suggested above, they probably decided “Since we cant get the players we want, we’ll just pocket the money we would have used and not spend anymore for now.”

If they’re in contention at the deadline, they need to make a deal. They’ve never done anything at the deadline in the past that was significant. The only one I can recall is when they got Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez in 2006. 2007 they just got Conine and in 2008 they only got Ayala; both were after the deadline. They cannot have this kind of offseason, be in contention, and once again do nothing at the deadline.

Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

Yeah, no kidding. In fact, jury’s still out about whether they can even have this kind of offseason and contend at all!

icedrake523
5 years 5 months ago

I think they will be better than most people think. And half of the NL ends up competing for the Wild Card anyway.

Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

Well, we can hope but I’m not holding my breath. Every year pretty much everyone predicts they will do a lot better than they end up doing, for one reason or another. I’m just going to watch and let this one play out.

adropofvenom
5 years 5 months ago

They clearly had the money last month when they offered Bengie Molina ~5 million or so and they also reportedly offered Joel Pineiro a contract around the same time. Suggesting they had 10-12 million in offers out to players within this past month….and it’s not like they spent all that since then, they spent about 1.8 million on Tatis and GMJ.

My guess is this “Mets don’t have the money to spend” is just their way of saying “Thanks, but no thanks” to Rod Barajas and Yorvit Torrealba, players they probably just don’t like very much.

Roy Munson
5 years 5 months ago

re-signing with the Yankees at 98%. Sherman’s early guess at the extension term and value: four years, $100MM.

Chances are 100%..

No Shot it’s 4 yrs 100M… 4 YRS 60-70 M tops

m4r1n3r
5 years 5 months ago

4 years 100MM? Not a chance in hell. He’s good but definitely NOT worth that much money. If i’m the GM of the Yankee’s I thank him for his service and wish him luck.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Thank him for his service and wish him luck? Do you understand who Derek Jeter is?

m4r1n3r
5 years 5 months ago

Sure do… I also understand he’s not worth that kinda pay.

Triteon
5 years 5 months ago

That’s absolutely correct…the Yankees will not let Jeter go, and I can’t see Jeter wanting to move on purely over money. I say 100% chance he is signed, and the figure of 4yrs/$60-70MM seems fair for a soon-to-be 36 y.o. shortstop.

markjsunz
5 years 5 months ago

Jeter is the face of the franchise, and whatever they choose to pay him will be fair because he puts rear ends in seats. The yankees have more class then any orginization out there, the yes network is a source of revenue for them and even with there monster payroll they are making money. Jeter came up as a yankee, and he will retire as one. He is the best shortstop they have ever had, and through the years there have been some good ones, and he is closing in on 3000 hits. A first ballot hall of famer.

TheFilibuster
5 years 5 months ago

Had the exact same reaction

5 years 5 months ago

He will be 36 years old in June. No way will Jeter get four years and 100 million. His better years have gone by. 25 million per year or more will only be had by elite players in or nearing thier prime years. Jeter is an aging veteran whose production and defense in all probability will be on the decline. Can’t see the Yankee’s even coming close to that money or the 4 years.

jaydh
5 years 5 months ago

Anyone that believes or buys into the Mets having no money is a fool. They just aren’t going to waste it on guys that at most barely improve a spot.

Macfan1
5 years 5 months ago

“Joel Sherman of the New York Post pegs the chances at Derek Jeter re-signing with the Yankees at 98%. Sherman’s early guess at the extension term and value: four years, $100MM.”

What is the media’s great obsession with Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Joe Girardi’s contracts being up next season. If the Yankees want them back they’ll sign them back. Sherman is the classic case of these sportswriters having too much free time.

Guess they ran out of Mets pot shots to take at that franchise.

All I know is Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte all have 5 World Series rings with the opportunity to win more in the coming season.

That alone says everything about the value of these guys to the Yankees franchise over the years, that is why the Yankees always reward them come contract time.

Andy was the only guy who left after 2003 to go with Clemens to Houston, then came back and won a World Series, clinching all three playoff victories.

The Yankees can afford to and spend on their players that they want to keep.

When Jeter starts playing like Rich Aurilia,
Rivera starts looking like Troy Percival,
Posada starts looking like Jason Varitek :),
Pettitte starts looking like Livan Hernandez

then get back to me.

JohnLucarelli
5 years 5 months ago

Does this mean no Barajas? :*/

levendis
5 years 5 months ago

The Mets “indicated they had no money to spend.”

HAHAHA. The Mets have plenty to spend. Its just that Wilpon is too cheap to spend it, their one of the richest clubs in baseball, ridiculous. They could sign Cora for 2 mill, but they cant sign Toreabla for 1.4?? wow, just ridiculous

metsman
5 years 5 months ago

I think they are going to spend more money which is why it is a second slap in Torealba face. they made hime hit the bricks before while his family was kidnaped in south America, and he still wanted to come to the mets. ouch! Who are the Yanks going to use as a DH this year? since Delgado is better suited for DHing I would think the Yanks would jump all over him; he could skyrocket balls out of that little sandbox you guys call a stadium.

5 years 5 months ago

“Mariners’ GM Jack Zduriencik did not rule out the possibility of adding a catcher, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com”

Sick.

Glv80
5 years 5 months ago

Are the Giants broke or something? Lincecum is the face of the franchise and one of the most exciting players in the game! Pay the man!

I don’t consider the deals of Marquis, Pineiro, or Wolf to be bad deals. Yeah, they had solid seasons but these aren’t top of the line arms either. All three have a history that suits their payroll. In this economy nobody is going to shell out more dough than they have to for what are number 2 pitchers at best. Don’t know what Heyman is thinking on that one.