Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Votto, Jenks, Lee, Padres

On this date two years ago, the Red Sox signed then-reigning AL MVP Dustin Pedroia to a six-year contract worth $40.5MM. The deal bought out all of his arbitration eligible years plus two free agent years with a club option for a third. Given the contract just signed by another middle infielder at a similar age (Troy Tulowitzki), it sure looks like Boston saved themselves a boatload of money with Pedroia's deal.

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39 Comments on "Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Votto, Jenks, Lee, Padres"


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deere5800
4 years 7 months ago

I wouldn’t give Votto ten years, but that’s mostly because I’d be hard pressed to give anyone ten years. They’d have to have shown multiple really strong years at a young age, but that’s just me

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moses0507
4 years 7 months ago

Agreed, especially Tulo whose had an injury history. Pujols should get one, thats about it.

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deere5800
4 years 7 months ago

I’d still be a little concerned seeing as he’d be getting on in years at the end of the contract, but he’s been too good for too long you have to give ten years.

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roebirds
4 years 7 months ago

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JaySchu
4 years 7 months ago

That Flushing Faithful article represents everything that is wrong with Mets fans. I felt physically ill reading that piece. What a moron.

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4 years 7 months ago

It looked like an entire page from a distance, but once I looked closer, all it read was “wah wah wah, we don’t spend any money!”.

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4 years 7 months ago

You should probably go see a doctor if all it takes is a poorly-written baseball article to make you physically ill.

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JaySchu
4 years 7 months ago

I’m really unhealthy.

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woadude
4 years 7 months ago

Just want to throw this out there, Ron Santo passed away last night, RIP Ron you were a great player and a great broadcaster for the Cubs.

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WrigleyTerror37
4 years 7 months ago

im surprise there wasnt an artical with his lifes work and baseball carrer

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woadude
4 years 7 months ago

me too.

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4 years 7 months ago

I’m not totally sure i’m buying Arenciba being overvalued? I really don’t think anyone is calling him the next Mauer or Posey, but I do think he can be a good catcher in this league. He might not be an elite guy or someone the Blue Jays need forever, but I think he is going to be pretty good.

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lazerball
4 years 7 months ago

Agreed. I don’t think many people are expecting him to be a superstar or anything, but it’s not exactly like you need to be the greatest hitter in the league in order to be a quality starting catcher either. I hate how some people act as though he should be traded away for lacking the upside of other prospects who are at least years away from the bigs, if they ever make it at all, as if there’s no value in a solid everyday catcher making the league minimum. How many teams trade away major league ready prospects just because they don’t have superstar upside? The entire concept is ridiculous.

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deere5800
4 years 7 months ago

I think it’s tough because JPA has had a bit of a roller coaster of a minor league career…top prospect then a bust, then a top prospect again, then he sat on the bench for the Jays while he was up. It’s easy to look at his young career and get confused about what to expect