Frasor To Accept Arb Or Sign Multiyear Deal

Jason Frasor is discussing potential contracts with three teams and may sign a multiyear deal tonight. But if he doesn't sign a multi-year contract by tonight at midnight EDT, the Type A free agent will accept the Blue Jays' offer of arbitration, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter).

If a team other than Toronto signs Frasor tonight, they'll surrender a top pick in the 2011 draft. The Blue Jays would obtain that draft choice and a supplementary first round pick for losing Frasor to another club. Frasor posted a 3.68 ERA with 9.2 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 after a slow start last year, so he'd be a welcome addition to just about any big league bullpen. But Type A status figures to limit for Frasor, Frank Francisco and Grant Balfour to an extent.


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44 Comments on "Frasor To Accept Arb Or Sign Multiyear Deal"


dizzle4
4 years 9 months ago

My guess is that he’s leaning towards accepting arbitration, and having his agent make a last second push to see if he can secure a multi-year dear before doing so. If he was getting surrounded by multi-year deals, he wouldn’t be considering accepting arbitration.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

$20 Canadian bucks says he accepts

j6takish
4 years 9 months ago

Us Americans can’t afford to pay that off right now

4 years 9 months ago

Please, PLEASE let someone sign Jason Frasor.

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

I can see the yankees maybe giving him a 2 year 5.5-6.5 million dollar deal..

We’ll end up getting a 4th round pick out of it since they will sign 3 other higher ranked FA’s.

$4555515
4 years 9 months ago

this isnt that surprising for me atleast

signing relievers off the FA Market has always been kind of a crap shoot anyway

$1529282
4 years 9 months ago

I know he’s been connected to the Twins in the past, but please tell me Smith wouldn’t give up a first rounder to sign him… there will be better options at better prices as the offseason wears on. Just say no, Twins.

TdotsFinest
4 years 9 months ago

never in a million years would i have thought frasor would be in contract negotiations considering hes a type A free agent. who in their right mind would surrender their first round pick to us for him? hes good but not better then a first rounder. for the sake of the jays and their farm, i hope he signs elsewhere

Kei_Igawa
4 years 9 months ago

This doesn’t make any sense. Any team that signs him would have to give up a pick whether they sign him now, tomorrow, or in three months. He and his agent clearly aren’t mlbtr readers as they do not seem to understand how arbitration works.

ClimaClub
4 years 9 months ago

yeah but frasors deadline to accept arb is today, so he has to make a decision to sign today, wait for any better offers, or accept arb. of all the type a’s he is most in limbo of being hurt because of the type a rating.

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

A team with a protected pick can sign him like Arizona who can use the bullpen help. I believe they already have 2 high picks and may not have enough money to sign 2nd/3rd rounders and he would help their bullpen.

Boston has 2 1st rounders so I can see them being in play as well. It seems they are likely to go after a big name player like Crawford, Werth and would push the pick to 2nd rounder.

Sniderlover
4 years 9 months ago

A team with a protected pick can sign him like Arizona who can use the bullpen help. I believe they already have 2 high picks and may not have enough money to sign 2nd/3rd rounders and he would help their bullpen.

Boston has 2 1st rounders so I can see them being in play as well. It seems they are likely to go after a big name player like Crawford, Werth and would push the pick to 2nd rounder.

4 years 9 months ago

but he only has until tonight at midnight to accept arbitration…he if doesn’t accept it tonight he becomes a free agent with the risk of not signing on anywhere

4 years 9 months ago

but he only has until tonight at midnight to accept arbitration…he if doesn’t accept it tonight he becomes a free agent with the risk of not signing on anywhere

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

lol YOU clearly don’t know how arbitration works…thanks for coming out.

Kei_Igawa
4 years 9 months ago

My point is that the amount of interest he garners will be no different tonight than it would be at any other point this off-season. If teams are willing to offer him multi-year deals right now, they will be willing to if he declines arbitration, as either way the draft pick is surrendered.

zeroes
4 years 9 months ago

And if nobody is willing to offer a multi-year deal right now, there’s a decent chance that nobody will later on in the offseason either. So, taking arbitration while he has the chance seems like a pretty reasonable approach by Frasor and his agent.

Kei_Igawa
4 years 9 months ago

My point is that the amount of interest he garners will be no different tonight than it would be at any other point this off-season. If teams are willing to offer him multi-year deals right now, they will be willing to if he declines arbitration, as either way the draft pick is surrendered.

Gurvir Nijjar
4 years 9 months ago

please don’t come back just leave and never come back

4 years 9 months ago

??? Frasor is a quality reliever

eviola1
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah what are you saying?

ClimaClub
4 years 9 months ago

hopefully a team like the tigers are interested in him, with them signing martinez the jays get thier 2nd round pick and a supplemental pick

4 years 9 months ago

Ya, this is the most likely scenario. Otherwise, I could someone like the Angel’s

4 years 9 months ago

Ya, this is the most likely scenario. Otherwise, I could someone like the Angel’s

baseballz
4 years 9 months ago

If I had three teams interested in me on a multiyear deal I wouldn’t be thinking about arbitration. No need to make stuff up Frasor, we all knew you’d be coming back, lets just be honest.

slider32
4 years 9 months ago

Good point, I think he wants to stay with the Jays, I don’t know why. I guess he likes paying the taxes.

pastlives
4 years 9 months ago

he also lives in toronto

4 years 9 months ago

Or maybe a team with a protected pick can sign him without surrendering a first rounder, but a second rounder none the less. Either case … just get the signing done!

mrchewing
4 years 9 months ago

A team that makes sense is the Tigers, since they already signed V-Mart. Their pick is already going to the BoSox, and will only have to surrender a 2nd. That’s if their shopping stops at these two, but since they are linked to others it might end up being even less. For the Jays, a supplement pick and even a 3rd rounder is a solid return for Frasor.

mrchewing
4 years 9 months ago

It should be noted that if he accepts, there is nothing from the Jays moving him in a trade and sign deal. It would allow teams to negotiate a deal that wouldn’t hurt as much as losing the 1st rounder.

mrchewing
4 years 9 months ago

It should be noted that if he accepts, there is nothing from the Jays moving him in a trade and sign deal. It would allow teams to negotiate a deal that wouldn’t hurt as much as losing the 1st rounder.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

Just a heads up, if the team you cheer for signs him, you’ll have time to run out to buy a 24 of Canadian, a pack of cigarettes and shovel the walkway between pitches.

TdotsFinest
4 years 9 months ago

LOL

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

I just realised in my Canadian-ism that Frasor would be pitching in the summer, so exclude shoveling the walkway and put something more summer practical, such as mowing the lawn.

iains
4 years 9 months ago

I hope “mowing the lawn” is a euphemism

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

I love it when people pick up on my prolixity. :)

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

I just realised in my Canadian-ism that Frasor would be pitching in the summer, so exclude shoveling the walkway and put something more summer practical, such as mowing the lawn.

Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 9 months ago

Just a heads up, if the team you cheer for signs him, you’ll have time to run out to buy a 24 of Canadian, a pack of cigarettes and shovel the walkway between pitches.

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Multi-year deal? Reliever? Welcome to Philadelphia, Jason Frasor.

slider32
4 years 9 months ago

I see the Sox and the Phills fighting this one out unless he really wants to stay in Toronto.

2UGGLA2BINTO
4 years 9 months ago

works well for the Jays if they lose Frasor(A), and can possibly pick up Putz(B), for roughly the same dollars.

MeOnTheInternet
4 years 9 months ago

He’ll be a Jay in ’11 (’11, Wow oldness sets in), welcome back.

He will be better next season, increase his stock, and then be included in a trade…the rest is cloudy…

DrRickRollins
4 years 9 months ago

Now that Frasor accepted, what do you think he’ll get?
His 2010 salary is 2.9million.

If Frasor gets to arb, he’ll get near 4million, somewhere along 3.8million most likely

How does this offer sound?
2year 7.5million (3.5MM 2011, 4MM 2012) + club option 4.3MM/500K buyout

briantalletsmoustache
4 years 9 months ago

I have no idea what you’re trying to say.