Kuroda Seeking $12-$13MM Deal

With his landscape reportedly "wide open," Hiroki Kuroda is seeking a $12-$13MM salary, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, who feels that the goal is attainable because Kuroda isn't seeking a long-term deal.

Kuroda, who will be 37 on Opening Day, enjoyed arguably his best Major League season in 2011, posting career bests in ERA (3.07) and innings pitched (202). His 7.2 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 were consistent with his marks in 2010. Advanced metrics like FIP (3.78) and SIERA (3.66) will suggest that he took a step back from his 2010 numbers, and it's worth noting that he post a career-low 43.2% groundball rate and a career high 22% line drive rate.

Kuroda signed a one-year deal with a $12MM base last year for his fourth season in the Majors (all with the Dodgers). His Dodgers tenure was effectively ended when Los Angeles inked Chris Capuano to a two-year deal last week. The Rockies and Red Sox are known to have interest in Kuroda.

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  1. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    I don’t know. That seems kind of expensive.

    • Ken Leder 4 years ago

      I don’t think so, especially considering it is a one year contract. And also considering how relievers have been getting paid ridicule amounts this year.

      • JacksTigers 4 years ago

        Maybe for a one year deal, but anything more than that would be bad.

  2. Sign him, Dombrowski.  Just do it.

  3. JohnnyHamer 4 years ago

    Fair price for a guy who has a career 3.45 Era and should deliver near 200 innings. Just unsure how he would fare outside of the NL West

    • thegrayrace 4 years ago

      His home/away splits are pretty much identical. Actually, Arizona and Colorado are two places he’s struggled most. He’s been pretty solid against NL Central and NL East teams. Not so great in interleague, but small sample size.

  4. slider32 4 years ago

    The Angels might give him a short term deal, he wants to stay on the west coast.

    • Salmon4Coach 4 years ago

      Yup i think they will and its exactly the price i had in mind..I don’t see Angels paying Cj 15M+ because next year there are a lot of better F/A pitchers then CJ

  5. I can see him accepting a 2 year deal worth about 20-22 million from the Angels.

  6. MrBaseball29 4 years ago


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