Bruce Chen Weighing Multiyear Offers

Lefty Bruce Chen has multiyear offers, tweets SI's Jon Heyman.  He says the Royals and Cubs are among the teams talking to Chen, with the Royals perhaps focused on him.

Chen, a 34-year-old Scott Boras client, has never had a multiyear deal in his career.  This year for the Royals he posted a 3.77 ERA, 5.6 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 1.05 HR/9, and 34.6% groundball rate in 155 innings.

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  1. rockfordone 4 years ago

    Bruce – 1 yr – 2M – be happy in your work

    • TartanElk 4 years ago

      If you are an adult in the workforce, do you accept someone telling you, “Nah don’t worry about promotion or a raise. Just be happy doing what you’re doing for the rest of your career”?

      • Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

        If your playing baseball, yes. They are living the dream.

        • They have a right to more money. It’s capitalism. Don’t like it? Move to China

          • safari_punch 4 years ago

            You don’t even have to move that far – move to Canada.

        • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

          So what? They don’t have families to care for or bills to pay?

          • 0bsessions 4 years ago

            I’m reasonably sure I could handle most of my bills on a one year, two million dollar contract. Hell, I could coast through pretty easily on a league minimum deal.

      • I think what he meant was YOU’RE BRUCE CHEN. Since when do you merit a multiyear deal?

        • When you put up numbers like Chen: 3.77 ERA, 5.6 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 1.05 HR/9, and 34.6% groundball rate in 155 innings, it merits at least a 2 year deal.

          • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

            4.39 FIP, 4.68 xFIP, 4.63 SIERA. I wouldn’t give a 2 year deal for those kind of numbers. You can do worse for your number 4/5 in the rotation, but a multi-year deal seems kind of weird.

          • I’m not saying I’d personally sign Chen to a multiyear deal, but in this market, those numbers will get him one.

    • twentyfivemanroster 4 years ago

      He’ll get at least double that.  I would guess $4-$6M would get it done.  He’s had back to back solid years and a raise would be justified.

  2. TartanElk 4 years ago

    Cy Chen!

  3. WolandJR 4 years ago

    No way this is going to backfire.

  4. If Bruce Chen can get a multiyear deal I’m going to start working on my knuckleball again. There’s hope for us all.

  5. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    “multiyear offers”
    “Jon Heyman”
    “Scott Boras client”

    Article summarized. You’re welcome.

  6. davengmusic 4 years ago

    it feels like this guy has been around forever, and he’s only 34.  nice work if you can get it.

  7. optionn 4 years ago

    This looks like a Theo bargain bin type of signing.  He is easily worth a 2 year deal for like 8 million or something like that just for depth.  Looking at his numbers, he been outproducing 17 million dollar a year pitches like Lackey, Peavy, Burnett and guys like that.

  8. KingofKauff 4 years ago

    He was more effective than Mark Buerhle this year, maybe even the last two years.  He deserves more than a one year 2 mil deal after hearing what buerhle may earn.  Both very useful pitchers.  

  9. Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

    I guess I wouldnt be horribly mad if the Cubs offered him a two year deal, although would he really be better than Cashner in that role for us?

    • MonsterPike 4 years ago

      No. I’d rather em take a chance on Cashner for 2012.  It’s time to see what they have in up & coming talent rather than serviceable journeymen pitchers.  Either that or go for a better pitcher.  They are out there…  They also said they’ll listen to offers on everyone this yr.

  10. tfsmag 4 years ago

    for the cubs… at 34 i’d only give him 2 years and maybe an incentive based option year. Everything i’ve been reading is that the cubs are going young so I would be really surprised to see the cubs sign anyone over the age of 30 to more than a couple of years.

  11. NatsTown 4 years ago

    If Chen gets a multiyear deal than Oswalt is getting 5 years

  12. RHova87 4 years ago

    If the Cubs give him a tryout I will be upset.

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