Arbitration Eligible Extension Candidates

From Matt Moore to Chris Carpenter, extensions for players not eligible for arbitration happen all the time.  More commonly, though, arbitration eligible players are locked up to multiyear deals in January or February.  176 players are eligible for arbitration this offseason.  Of those, Matt Kemp, John Danks, Skip Schumaker, and Tony Gwynn Jr., have signed multiyear deals, 19 more have signed for 2012, and Landon Powell was designated for assignment.  Those on one-year deals can still potentially sign multiyear pacts, so the field of arbitration eligible extension candidates is large and merits narrowing to about 50 players.  My possibilities for multiyear deals:

Some of these players, such as Upton and Garza, are more likely to be traded than extended, but the Danks extension showed anything is possible.  Also, arbitration eligible clients of the Boras Corporation shy away from extensions, and Andrus, Bourn, Choo, Ellsbury, Fowler, Jurrjens, and Scherzer are part of that group. 

20 Responses to Arbitration Eligible Extension Candidates Leave a Reply

  1. chico65 4 years ago

    Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend with family and friends.

    An extension for Ells would certainly prolong Christmas for a lot of Sox fans…

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      happy holidays to you too.

      • chico65 4 years ago

        Thank you, Yanks.  And best of luck to you guys next year, as well.  Looking forward to another competitive season.

  2. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    How could Ryan Vogelsong not get the Comeback Player of the Year award?

    • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      He didn’t really comeback. A more accurate statement would be he had a breakout season.

      • formerdraftpick 4 years ago

        Before last season, the last time he pitched in the majors was 2006 and couldn’t keep an era under a football score. I thought that was considered more of a comeback than Berkman because Berkman was contributing to both the Yankees and Astros in the prior season.  

        • Dylan 4 years ago

          Comeback Player means he was once great, had some bad seasons, and “came back” to be being. Ryan was not good before.

        • HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

          Berkman contrubited little to The Astros, and essentially nothing to The Yankees the prior season.

        • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

          You have to be a star level player in order to make a comeback.

          • formerdraftpick 4 years ago

            Oh I see, like when Fernando Tatis won.  Makes sense. My bad.  

  3. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    Skip Schumaker has also already signed a multiyear extension.  yay

  4. joeybw 4 years ago

    Yeah, we will resign Upton long term right after we get Fielder signed.

    A Price extension is also extremely unlikely for anything more than his arby years, if we could afford him long term, that would be awesome.

    Only extension I see (besides Moore of course) is one mentioned here yesterday, Matt Joyce, who should be very cheap right now.

  5. Jim McGrath 4 years ago

    Do these arb eligible players know something we don’t like who will pay them if they have a serious injury rendering them disabled resulting in them being non tendered before they break the bank and sign a huge contract. Boras must have insisted on them taking out some kind of a giant Disability policy to cover himself.

    Ells could sign a 4 year extension for $12.5 M per year guaranteeing him $50 M which he could probably live on. If he blows a tire he’s got something guaranteed.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      matt kemp just got 8/$160M. jacoby is a year older and an extra year away from free agency, but 4/$50 is a ridiculous dream

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        Not saying 4/$50 is reasonable but Kemp was performing up to expectations. One has to wonder if Ells power will be a consistent part of his game. 

  6. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I don’t see the Yanks being motivated greatly to extend either Gardner or Robertson at this point. Whatever they might get in arbitration probably won’t be prohibitive for any team let alone the Yanks. It’s not like either are going to walk away with a $10 mil + decision. Martin they may want to lock in on a 2 or 3 year deal just to be safe. He would be a safe plan B if Romine ends up not being able to take the starting job in 2013.

  7. cookmeister 4 years ago

    I would like to see the Angels lock up Kendrick for maybe 4 or 5 years.. i think he is going to have huge numbers hitting in front of Albert and dont want him going to free agency

  8. Reaper87 4 years ago

    I think the Giants wait on a multi-year deal on Sandoval since he has only had 1 productive and injury-free season so far (2009). Romo could hopefully be an option for a mid-season extension if he has a strong start

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