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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JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

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

Ken Leder
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

Sign him, Dombrowski.  Just do it.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

Better than Buehrle, I suppose.

3 years 8 months ago

Either one works for me.  Better than Brad Penny.

EightMileCats
3 years 8 months ago

Please DD… He can hold the fort for Turner

JohnnyHamer
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months 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.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

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

Salmon4Coach
3 years 8 months 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

3 years 8 months ago

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

MrBaseball29
3 years 8 months ago

Yanks