Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Ryan Sweeney

The Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $1.75MM deal with Ryan Sweeney, reports The Associated Press.  The deal allows Boston to avoid going to arbitration with Sweeney, who was arb-eligible for the second time in his career.  Sweeney is represented by Reynolds Sports Management. 

Sweeney was acquired by the Sox as part of the Andrew Bailey trade last month.  The left-handed batter hit .265/.346/.341 in 299 plate appearances for the A's last season and is currently slated to be part of a right field platoon at Fenway Park next year.

Matt Swartz projected Sweeney to earn $1.6MM in arbitration this winter.  The Red Sox have eight more arb-eligible players, as per MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker, including such big names as Bailey, David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Daniel Bard.


25 Responses to Red Sox Avoid Arbitration With Ryan Sweeney Leave a Reply

  1. wickedkevin 3 years ago

    Take that Pineda and Kuroda!

  2. Lars Chunks 3 years ago

    How is he making $1.75M when he hit .265 with 25 rbi last year????

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

      besides the fact that you just used a totally useless stat and a stat that should never be used on its own…ever….

      yes, he’s not worth that much, even if it is boston with its deep pockets, he just flat out can’t hit, and has no more knees. definitely glad the a’s traded him away, thought he was someone they wouldn’t be able to unload

      • Lars Chunks 3 years ago

        RF is going to be an absolute mess with Sweeney/Aviles/McDonald platooning. Sweeney can play defense but can’t hit, Aviles can hit but can’t play the outfield, and DMac can’t do anything.

        • wickedkevin 3 years ago

          Lol it can’t be worse than last year’s RF “production.”

          • notsureifsrs 3 years ago

            wanna bet

          • wickedkevin 3 years ago

            It’s on!

          • johnsilver 3 years ago

            You may have a point there. Reddick was on fire for a month and unless they find someone with a pulse really quick who can hit from the RH side.. McDonald will pick up 200 more so PA.

            I would like to see Sweeny just hit vs both LH and RH pitchers if they cannot find another RH bat, unless Aviles has picked up how to play TF decent or they keep Lin instead.

          • wickedkevin 3 years ago

            Cody Ross.

          • johnsilver 3 years ago

            That is who i want them to get oooh so badly as watched him play many a game with my 2nd favorite team the marlins..

            Ross is a hustling type of player and his swing, plus style of leadership and magnetic personality would fit perfect with what this team dearly needs.

          • johnsilver 3 years ago

            You may have a point there. Reddick was on fire for a month and unless they find someone with a pulse really quick who can hit from the RH side.. McDonald will pick up 200 more so PA.

            I would like to see Sweeny just hit vs both LH and RH pitchers if they cannot find another RH bat, unless Aviles has picked up how to play TF decent or they keep Lin instead.

        • Guest 3 years ago

          lol

      • Karkat 3 years ago

        To be fair, that is a stat that would have been considered very heavily during a theoretical arbitration hearing.

  3. Guest 3 years ago

    In response to the Yankee’s acquisition of Michael Pineda and signing Hiroki Kuroda, the Red Sox avoid arbitration with Ryan Sweeney. 

    Well, that’s a relief. 

  4. Bret Wask 3 years ago

    Red Sox make a HUGE splash…

    It must suck to root for them these days. (admittedly I rooted for the Yankees from ’87 through ’94 so I know how bad it might be).

    • ellisburks 3 years ago

      The Sox already had a 2 and 3 starter which is what the Yankees just picked up and they have Bard and some good minor leaguers to fill out the rest. And the Yankees still have AJ so that is a black hole in their rotation. The Sox also only have one hole in their offence and that is their right fielder. Who did you expect the Red Sox to sign? They spent all the money they really had to last season when they got Crawford and extended Gonzalez. 

  5. chris_synan1 3 years ago

    legit, Cherington needs to sign a good SP…..good for the yankees they finally have a good starting rotation

    • ellisburks 3 years ago

      The Sox still have a better 1-2-3 than the Yankees with Beckett, Lester and Clay.

  6. GriffeyandSizemore 3 years ago

    People making stupid comments on this post is why all Yankee fans are hated. (I’m a Yankee fan)

    • wickedkevin 3 years ago

      I’m not a Yankee fan and that’s why I’m not hated.

    • radnom 3 years ago

      You don’t remember jackasses making similar comments on any minor Yankee transaction post-Agon/Crawford last year?
      There are idiots rooting for all the teams.

  7. johnsmith4 3 years ago

    Here is Ryan Sweeney to save the day!!!

  8. Snoochies8 3 years ago

    it hasn’t already? he wasn’t even “rookie of the year”

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