The D'Backs avoided arbitration with Conor Jackson, agreeing to sign the left fielder to a $3.1MM deal for 2010, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Jackson, who earned $3.05MM last year, won't be a free agent until after the 2011 season.
The 27-year-old dealt with Valley Fever in 2009 and made just 110 plate appearances, hitting .182/.264/.253. It was easily Jackson's worst showing in the major leagues; his OPS topped .800 in each of the three seasons before last year.
Any guesses on Conor bouncing back to 100% and being a great late-round fantasy pick-up?
you fail to mention he had kind of a down season BECAUSE HE ALMOST DIED
Yeah, its kinda hard to OPS over .800 when you are busy almost dieing.
I think it should be pointed out why he struggled last year, he lost 30 pounds due to Valley Fever.
Yeah, I think it’s important to mention the root of his struggles: a bout with Valley Fever and the fact that he lost over 30 pounds. I’m glad that the D-Backs were classy about the situation and didn’t try to low ball him.
Did we mention Valley Fever??? 😉
I think I should repeat what’s already been said: He almost died.
So what you’re saying is, he almost died. Got it.
No, I’m saying that he was close to dying.
How does one miss almost a whole year and have what would amount to his arbitration forced salary go up? Meaning, the Dbacks wouldn’t have paid him more than last year if they weren’t under the impression that arbitration would grant him a higher salary.