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.)
Still stings a little as an Angel fan.
Take solace in the complete and utter fleecing in exchange for a younger Mark Reynolds.
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.
At fist yes, then I remember his .294 OBP and 184 Ks and I feel better.
Yeah, but his power numbers should be sick in that little ballpark in Phoenix.
Wow! What a deal. Trumbo and Goldschmidt hitting back to back. The snakes might make some noise this year.
Cant wait to see some Trumbombs hit off of Dodger pitching!
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.
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.
Steal for the dbacks, great move
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.
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