Dodgers Sign Jay Gibbons

The Dodgers signed Jay Gibbons to a one-year major league deal worth $650K plus incentives, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times (all Twitter links). $400K of that money is guaranteed, while Gibbons could earn up to $800K if he makes 500 plate appearances (Twitter links).

The 33-year-old earned a call up to the majors after hitting .347/.375/.594 in Triple-A this year. He followed that performance up with a .280/.313/.507 line in 80 big league plate appearances, so the Dodgers were expected to bring him back.

L.A. signed Gibbons to a minor league deal in January, though he hadn't appeared in the majors since 2007. The eight-year veteran has had success in the majors, as his 126 career homers indicate. Gibbons, a left-handed batter, has a career .783 OPS against right-handed pitching.


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  1. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    Way to increase that payroll uncle Ned.

  2. Well that should put them over the top.

  3. you knew he was gonna be back.

  4. BravesRed 5 years ago

    Rotoworld is saying it’s for $400,000. That can’t be a bad deal. Anyone that criticizes this deal obviously lacks intelligence and a brain.

    • Hey, I saw Gibbons play in independent ball a few years ago. He still had a nice little bit of pop in his bat. When I say it should put them over the top, of course I’m being facetious. It’s a nice little signing that could result in a little bit of upside.

    • thegrayrace 5 years ago

      I think it could be assumed that if one lacks a brain they would also lack intelligence.

  5. Waitingonmypitch 5 years ago

    It’s barely the beginning of the offseason and they have already added a middle of the order starter and a good bat off the bench… Give Ned a break. Hejaz plenty of time to add a great piece. They are the busiest team right now and are not just sitting around bidding on players they probably will not even sign at the end. Let’s wait to criticize Ned until after the offseason.

    • gigantes2425 5 years ago

      what you didnt hear is that colletti said hes done for the off season, and he’s really looking forward to ice fishing because hes never done it.

      • Waitingonmypitch 5 years ago

        I seriously doubt that Ned is done. It was one thing to come in 4th place. It was another thing for the Giants to win the NL West. And the whole game changed for Ned once the Giants won the world series. I feel that Ned is gonna pull off a big move before the offseason is over. Wether he over pays for that move or gives too many pieces for it but he will not just add little pieces this offseason.

        • grabarkewitz 5 years ago

          I so hope so. I also hope he has enough sense to get rid of Theriot. That would be a nice move IMO.

        • grabarkewitz 5 years ago

          I so hope so. I also hope he has enough sense to get rid of Theriot. That would be a nice move IMO.

        • gigantes2425 5 years ago

          apparently someone doesn’t get the joke.

    • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 5 years ago

      Ned has RETAINED a mid rotation starter and a good bench bat. He hasn’t added anything yet. Neither of these moves are going to improve the team, they’ll keep it where it was last year. Although I like both moves, neither one is the move that will put the Dodgers back into contention.

      • Waitingonmypitch 5 years ago

        You are right, I should have said retained instead of added. My comment was to people who are already calling Ned a failure. I am not defending him either, all I am saying is that the off season just started 2 days ago, and the Dodgers are the only team financially active and people are already criticizing him. Now that the Giants are the defending champs (someone shoot me!), Ned definitely HAS to add a huge piece. Come Opening Day, if they have not added a significant piece to at least ARGUE a successful off season, I will gladly rant on him all day.

        • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 5 years ago

          Now that I can agree with. We need a big piece, and a lot of rebounds from our core players. Hopefully the we can pull it off.

      • Waitingonmypitch 5 years ago

        You are right, I should have said retained instead of added. My comment was to people who are already calling Ned a failure. I am not defending him either, all I am saying is that the off season just started 2 days ago, and the Dodgers are the only team financially active and people are already criticizing him. Now that the Giants are the defending champs (someone shoot me!), Ned definitely HAS to add a huge piece. Come Opening Day, if they have not added a significant piece to at least ARGUE a successful off season, I will gladly rant on him all day.

  6. $1529282 5 years ago

    Jay Gibbons is 2 for 9 in career stolen base attempts. I don’t know why I find that stat so amusing, but for some reason it brought a smile to my face when I was checking out his stats just now.

    • gigantes2425 5 years ago

      it just means that he steals when the other team least expects it and yet they still expect it.

      • BrocNessMonster 5 years ago

        No, it means that’s how many failed hit and run attempts he’s been involved in. A swing and miss at the plate and he’s thrown out at second.

  7. dieharddodgerfan 5 years ago

    Very good signing for the Dodgers. He’s a power LH pinch hitter who can also platoon in LF and play some 1B if necessary.

    For $400K, that’s a great price.

  8. BlueSkyLA 5 years ago

    Podsednik declining his option only hours before is of course totally coincidental.

  9. bleedinblue80 5 years ago

    Maybe dodgers wanted Scotty P for the bench and instead will have Gibbon’s. Then sign Crawford.

  10. Gumby65 5 years ago

    $400K…he REALLLLLLY wanted to go back to LA. Prolly could have gotten more even if he stayed; incentives should include “roll out of bed before 10AM local time 162 consecutive days”=$250K Good signing.

  11. DodgerDog47 5 years ago

    THIS IS BETTER THAN THE GARRETT ANDERSON SIGNING

  12. THIS IS BETTER THAN THE GARRETT ANDERSON SIGNING

    • BlueSkyLA 5 years ago

      But then, so is a bad case of athlete’s foot!

    • BlueSkyLA 5 years ago

      But then, so is a bad case of athlete’s foot!

  13. blue18 5 years ago

    relax on garret

  14. blue18 5 years ago

    relax on garret

  15. pitchingstupid 5 years ago

    try obtaining a stud starter to complement ted lilly!!!

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