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.


44 Responses to Frasor To Accept Arb Or Sign Multiyear Deal Leave a Reply

  1. dizzle4 5 years 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.

  2. moonraker45 5 years ago

    $20 Canadian bucks says he accepts

    • j6takish 5 years ago

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

  3. Please, PLEASE let someone sign Jason Frasor.

    • moonraker45 5 years 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.

  4. $4555515 5 years ago

    this isnt that surprising for me atleast

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

  5. $1529282 5 years 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.

  6. TdotsFinest 5 years 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

  7. Kei_Igawa 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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.

    • 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

    • 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 5 years ago

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

      • Kei_Igawa 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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.

  8. Gurvir Nijjar 5 years ago

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

  9. ClimaClub 5 years 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

  10. baseballz 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

  11. 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!

  12. mrchewing 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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.

  13. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years 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 5 years ago

      LOL

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years 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 5 years ago

          I hope “mowing the lawn” is a euphemism

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

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

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years 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.

  14. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years 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.

  15. myname_989 5 years ago

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

    • slider32 5 years ago

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

  16. 2UGGLA2BINTO 5 years ago

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

  17. MeOnTheInternet 5 years 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…

  18. DrRickRollins 5 years 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

  19. briantalletsmoustache 5 years ago

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

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