Diamondbacks Avoid Arbitration With Mark Trumbo

The Diamondbacks have avoided arbitration with Mark Trumbo, settling on a one-year, $4.8MM deal, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports via Twitter. Trumbo's salary lands just north of the $4.7MM he was projected to earn by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.

Trumbo ($5.85MM) and the Diamondbacks ($3.4MM) had by far the largest relative split in filing numbers among cases involving a $4.5MM or greater player demand. Yet Arizona was able to bridge that gap with its prize off-season acquisition, giving the slugger a bit more than the $4.625MM midpoint between the sides' numbers. The 28-year-old will make a hefty salary for his first trip through arbitration, yet another reminder that home runs pay in that setting. (Trumbo has averaged over 30 long balls per year over his three full-time MLB seasons.)


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13 Comments on "Diamondbacks Avoid Arbitration With Mark Trumbo"


Evan
1 year 5 months ago

Still stings a little as an Angel fan.

kungfucampby
1 year 5 months ago

Take solace in the complete and utter fleecing in exchange for a younger Mark Reynolds.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 5 months ago

Mark Reynolds actually managed to hit more HR (during his age 25-27 seasons) and had an OBP above .300 every season of his career.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 5 months ago

At fist yes, then I remember his .294 OBP and 184 Ks and I feel better.

Shawn Bronald
1 year 5 months ago

Yeah, but his power numbers should be sick in that little ballpark in Phoenix.

IseeyouHanley
1 year 5 months ago

Wow! What a deal. Trumbo and Goldschmidt hitting back to back. The snakes might make some noise this year.

Rally Weimaraner
1 year 5 months ago

Cant wait to see some Trumbombs hit off of Dodger pitching!

IseeyouHanley
1 year 5 months ago

I bet you can’t. I Dont watch Angels games just so I don’t give them ratings. But hey if that’s what gets you to watch Dodgers games go for it. We can use all the support we can get. It just makes me feel good that when the Dodgers are on tv, people watch.

Dick Armada
1 year 5 months ago

Insecurity

Shawn Bronald
1 year 5 months ago

Too bad they don’t have a big time lefty bat in the lineup. Montero, even at his absolute best, just doesn’t do it for me. Should definitely be fun, though.

casey
1 year 5 months ago

Steal for the dbacks, great move

AmericanMovieFan
1 year 5 months ago

My favorite hypothetical game besides “What I’ll do once I win the lottery” is what a player could get with their current history/stats in an extension. So, without further ado, Mark Trumbo:

Assuming he has a typical year of 33 HR’s/100 RBI’s/.250 BA, etc. He’s essentially Adam Dunn, so:

6 years/$90MM w/$5MM buyouts on two $20MM options.

2015: $5.5MM (Age 29) w/ a $2.5MM signing bonus
2016: $12MM (Age 30)
2017: $15MM (Age 31)
2018: $17.5MM (Age 32)
2019: $17.5MM (Age 33)
2020: $20MM (Age 34)
2021: $22.5MM (Age 35) w/ $5MM buyout.
2022: $22.5MM (Age 36) w/ $5MM buyout.

Potential total deal: 8 years/$135MM

That’s the equivalent of a 4 year/$70MM F.A. contract into his age 34 season, just before he’ll probably begin dropping off in quality, but with options that could make it 4 years/$75MM or 5 years/$102.5MM or 6 years/$125MM.

Dbacksfan44
1 year 5 months ago

I doubt the Dbacks would give Trumbo a 4/70 extension. They still have three years of control and if they were to extend him, it would be something like 3/30