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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24 Comments on "Bruce Chen Weighing Multiyear Offers"


rockfordone
3 years 9 months ago

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

TartanElk
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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

safari_punch
3 years 9 months ago

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

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

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

0bsessions
3 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months ago

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

3 years 9 months ago

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
3 years 9 months 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.

3 years 9 months ago

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

twentyfivemanroster
3 years 9 months 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.

TartanElk
3 years 9 months ago

Cy Chen!

WolandJR
3 years 9 months ago

No way this is going to backfire.

3 years 9 months ago

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

0bsessions
3 years 9 months ago

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

Article summarized. You’re welcome.

davengmusic
3 years 9 months ago

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

optionn
3 years 9 months 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.

KingofKauff
3 years 9 months 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.  

Mikey Roederer
3 years 9 months 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
3 years 9 months 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.

tfsmag
3 years 9 months 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.

NatsTown
3 years 9 months ago

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

RHova87
3 years 9 months ago

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