NL West Notes: Byrnes, Moorad, Ethier

Every NL West team enters Spring Training with three or more out of options players, as MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes showed earlier today. Here are the latest links from the division…

  • Padres CEO Jeff Moorad told Tom Krasovic of Inside the Padres that Josh Byrnes' deal as GM is for five years plus an option. Moorad said he and Byrnes tore up the eight-year deal they signed when they were with the Diamondbacks. Byrnes obtained a raise and an extra year of guaranteed salary under his new deal, Krasovic writes.
  • The Padres are on the verge of signing a 20-year, $1 billion TV deal with FOX, according to Barry Bloom of The club would earn $30MM in 2012 and $70MM by the time the contract expires unless something changes before it's finalized, Bloom explains.
  • Bloom also reports that the ownership transfer from John Moores to Moorad isn’t about to go through and could take a couple of years to become official.
  • Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times says the Dodgers should sign Andre Ethier to a three-year contract in the upper-$30MM range if possible. Ethier will earn $10.95MM in 2012 before hitting free agency, and I doubt he'd agree to the terms Dilbeck suggests.

10 Responses to NL West Notes: Byrnes, Moorad, Ethier Leave a Reply

  1.  “The club would earn $30MM in 2012 and $70MM by the time the contract expires unless something changes before it’s finalized, Bloom explains.”
    I’m not sure how these TV contracts work. Is that the standard for these new TV deals or are the Padres getting a good/bad deal?

  2. BrocNessMonster 3 years ago

    Giving a DH $13MM is crazy by itself, but giving $13MM to a DH when your league doesnt have the DH rule in place? How does that guy have a job?

    • Beersy 3 years ago

      Who are you talking about?

      • BrocNessMonster 3 years ago

        Sorry, I was commenting about the Dilbeck article.

        • Joey E 3 years ago

          they could always move him to LF
          might be hard now with his GG status(lol), but in 2 years who knows. he wasn’t that bad in 2011 at least

          • BrocNessMonster 3 years ago

            Moving him to 1st would be best case, he has a Juan Pierre-esque arm, but LF would be better than anything. That GG was such a joke.

  3. Juan Pierre esque arm? While he doesn’t look like the best fielder out there, you have to admit he has an above average throwing arm. I know assists don’t really mean much, but there’s a reason why he gets a consistent amount of them every year.

    That said I would want him back on a contract similar to the one Dilbeck suggested but there’s no way he would take that. Any more than that and I’d rather see him walk. 

    • BrocNessMonster 3 years ago

      I watched both players for their entire Dodgers careers. Juan Pierre-esque is exactly what I have seen. There was a ball down the line that he threw home and Loney didn’t cut it off, and no kidding the ball quit rolling before it got to home plate. Assists are a function if opportunity, teams run on his arm every chance they get.

  4. Mario Saavedra 3 years ago

    Why does Josh Byrnes deserves a raise after what he did to the DBacks?……..

  5. andrew sikes 3 years ago

    Either is an average mlb OF. His k % from 2007-2011 have gone from 13.4% to 14.8% to 16.9% to 17.4& to finally 18.7% last year.Meanwhile his power has declined (iso has gone from .237 to .201 to a measley .129 last year).
    BTW he has been a below average on def by costing his team 29 runs compared to avg defender. Good thing this writer isnt a GM for any baseball team.

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