Contract Details: Votto, Saito, Thome, Bloomquist

Updates to a few recently completed contracts…

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  1. Jayson Werth writes for Man, that must be one creative contract clause.

    • dang, you beat me to it. It must be the brethren of the unnecessary “Y”. Jayson Stark, Jayson Werth, same thing.
      Might as well add the Nix brothers: Laynce and Jayson definitely do not need the “Y”

  2. Lard_Rear 5 years ago

    Ahhh, so that’s why Werth got paid so much. Gonna be tough for him to moonlight as a reporter, but for the extra pay, he’ll be able to put up with it for a few seasons before burning out. Modern day equivalent of the player-manager?

  3. Babawhitesox 5 years ago

    Votto gets $17 MM in 2013? That’s a ton considering Fielder got 15.5

    • I’d rather have Joey Votto hitting on my team than Prince Fielder.

    • This makes me think there is no way the Reds are going to be able to sign Votto after this contract. He has already said before he signed this past contract that he will not take a discount. I hope the Reds can make it to the World Series in the next 3 seasons cause if they sign Votto after this it does not seem like they will have much money to do anything else after 2013.

  4. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if the Brewers have to release Saito, won’t they have to put him on release waivers? If he is a type A or B free agent, couldn’t another team claim him just to offer him arbitration?

  5. nathanalext 5 years ago

    The Reds 2013 payroll looks like it’s going to be ridiculous.

    • slasher016 5 years ago

      Cordero will be gone and so will Phillips. That’s 23M off the books.

      • Phillips better not be gone. Of course, he’s welcome to join my Cubbies instead :)

        • dunnetg 5 years ago

          I’m pretty sure that 2011 will be the last year that Brandon Phillips is with the Reds, if Billy Hamilton develops. Maybe Phillips is there in 2012 (I’m not sure how much his option is worth), but there’s no way the Reds will want to pay him come 2013.

          • If Hamilton is the player that everyone is saying he is so far. I see him being gone after his current contract. It will be strange not seeing him on the Reds but if Hamilton is really as good as advertised then he may provide something greater at a much cheaper price come 2013.

  6. bobrewer 5 years ago

    As WilJ mentioned, Saito had the same clause in his 1-year contract with the Braves this past season. It’s a smart way to avoid a potential team not signing him at the cost of losing a draft pick. This is also one of the shortcomings of the arb-compensation system… It hurts the value of type A’s a good bit, especially those like Saito who live on 1-year contracts.

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