Recently released Marlins right-hander Dan Straily has received big league offers from three American League teams, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). Some clubs have been willing to promise a rotation spot to the 30-year-old Straily, who’ll take the next week or so to mull those and any other offers that arise with his family and his representatives.
Miami’s decision to release Straily registered as somewhat of a surprise. Miami had reportedly sought to trade Straily for much of the offseason but found no takers at his $5MM price point, it seems. Rather than opening the season with the 30-year-old holding down a starting job and then looking for early opportunities to move him, the Fish instead simply opted to cut Straily loose, eating about $1.21MM of his non-guaranteed arbitration salary in the process. Straily will take home that salary no matter what, and he’ll earn whatever sum a new organization is willing to pay him on top of that figure.
Straily struggled through a rough spring but has generally been a solid back-of-the-rotation arm for the Reds and Marlins across the past three seasons, pitching to a combined 4.03 ERA with 7.8 K/9, 3.4 BB/9 and 1.5 HR/9 in 495 1/3 innings. He’s an extreme fly-ball pitcher, which has led to frequent issues with the long ball, but Straily typically misses bats at an average or better rate and also generates a large number of infield flies.
Several teams throughout the American League could speculatively make sense for Straily. The Athletics are piecing things together at the back of their rotation, while the Angels have been perennially clobbered by injuries and are currently uncertain about the status of Andrew Heaney’s elbow. A rebuilding club like the Orioles could easily accommodate Straily, though he may prefer to head to a club with at least some semblance of postseason aspirations now that he’s choosing his destination. There are, of course, numerous clubs in the National League who could benefit from swapping out Straily for their current fifth option as well.
When Straily does sign, he’ll be an option not only for the remainder of the 2019 season but also the 2020 campaign. Because he has four years, 126 days of big league service time under his belt, Straily won’t qualify as a free agent at season’s end and would be controllable for another season via the arbitration process.
It’ll be interesting what type of contract he could muster. Obviously, no one chose to get him at 5 million, but if he low balls himself, he basically shorts his pay for 2020.
Take a week to mull his options? The season has started alreaady, buddy. Do you want to play ball this year or not? Mull his options SMH, pick a team and get going!
what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Billy Madison FTW
Really? Don’t give the guy a week to determine where he wants to move his family, where his kids go to school, etc? The reality is the guy had a decent ERA and gave up 7.9 hits per 9 innings and gave up significantly under 2 HR per 9. The guy will get a job. Many teams out there could use him as a fourth or fifth starter. Give him a break.
When you’ve just been released by the worst team in the league, I think it is time to worry more about short-term goals instead of possible pay for next year.
Didn’t know Straily played for the Orioles…
Worst team in league would be the Marlins
Worst team in the league could be a tie. There’s not much talent in Baltimore either. I don’t see enough of the marlins to judge but this O’s team is horrendous.
I certainly couldn’t make a compelling argument why we’re better than anyone.
At least the Orioles have a few notable players. Several of them were on Orioles playoff teams not that long ago. The Marlins are basically a AAA team in both skill and name recognition. Even if they don’t have the worst record at the end of the year, they are still the worst team.
The Marlins don’t operate like a real team.
And yet they have won 2 world series since ’97…
Lets count how many “real teams'” haven’t won since then…
The guy is solid as a 4/5 starter, 7.9H and 1.5HR per 9. Marlins mistake in letting him walk. And they are paying him $1.2 M still. SMH.
Another lame one.. He was released because they didn’t want to pay him 5m. He’s basically CC Sabathia at Sabathia’s current state of production, only HE makes 8m and no gripes there from that team’s fans.
Granted, back end SP making 5m really is a tad much, but some team will probably bite in the 2-3m range.
2018 FIP. Sabathia 4.16. Straily 5.11.
Not even close on that comparison.
Jeter sure did wash (hand sanitized) his hands of this guy.
and many others. The Reds want to thank the Marlins for Derek Dietrich. Big home run today
Bet the Marlins win before the a Reds. Also Jeter does what he’s told
I’ll bet the Marlins move somewhere else before the Reds.
Buc – rightttt
Jeter was planted by the Spankees in Florida to give them sweet under the table deals.
Nice try at trolling Todd. Now take your ball and go home. Only an idiot believes that anymore.
Milwaukee needs starters
Their current starting 5 are all better than this guy. And an extreme fly ball pitcher at Miller Park? No thanks.
I thinking going back to Oakland is the best fit for this guy. He needs a cavernous ballpark.
Oakland, Anaheim, SD, or maybe KC…TB even? Seems like bigger parks are his best fit
I think he fits best with Oakland and the Mariners. His best bet to put up solid numbers would be Kansas City. They have to have one of the speediest OF’s in baseball. They would have no trouble chasing down all of those fly balls.
After what I saw today, the Royals might want to give ol’ Dan a call.
Why? Keller was excellent for them today.
A’s seem like the logical choice – rotation security, potential postseason aspirations. Beyond that. If he goes for the money/hope for a trade option, there’s no shortage of bad teams to choose from in the AL.
Keller went 7inn 2 hits 1 Bb and 5k’s in the win. So not sure what game you watched
You think that’s impressive! Ha! dan straily would have no hit them in 27 pitches humble you in the process
MAKE A MOVE BILLY BEANE
I think that the A’s would be a good landing spot for him. They have a huge ballpark so his fly balls can be contained and they certainly have the need for starters.
Dan Straily prepped in the Pacific Northwest (Springfield, Oregon) and pitched for Western Oregon University before transferring to Marshall.University.
Straily, who might benefit from the expansive outfield at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, could potentially replace Felix Hernandez at the bottom of the Mariner rotation.
Pretty telling when there’s more known interest in Straily than there is in Keuchel.
Not really, think about the price tag for each. Of course we don’t know what Keuchel is asking but let’s say he wants $15 million per for 3 or 4 years as opposed to a guy like Straily who was making $5 million and whom teams can now sign for somewhere in the $3 to $4 million range on a one year deal. I am just throwing numbers out and I don’t know what Dallas wants but you have to factory in the salary these guys will be asking….do you want Dallas at $15 mill per year or Straily for for a third of that!
Also keep in mind that according to the article, Miami couldn’t trade him and his $5 million per year contract thus they released him. Teams weren’t interested at that price tag but may be at $2 mill, $3 mill, etc so at $5 mill per he had no suitors or else Miami would have dumped him over the winter.
Keuchel wants $25-$30M per year – for 6 or 7 years. His super agent was vocal amount those numbers. If he has come off those demands his super agent would be utilizing his media contacts to express dismay that no one is offering to sign him even at a ‘discount’.
Alright that’s a little too inflated now. Keuchel isn’t asking for that. Corbin didn’t get that. Sale didn’t get that in an extension. He overshot his market but he has no expectation of getting 6 or 7 years at 25-30 MM. He did want a 100MM deal at one point but even that was out of reach.
I know it’s trendy to hate on Boras, but I never saw any legit story about Keuchel in which the expectations were between $150M and $210M.
The crowd-sourced prediction here on MLBTR was $82M/4yrs, and Boras seemed to be angling for 5 years for 31- year-old Keuchel. Something in the realm of $100M/5yrs seems more like what Boras would be seeking, but frankly there haven’t been many reliable stories regarding this topic in the past few months, even if it seems it was all we read about. There has been plenty of speculation by writers desperate to get something posted to the website, but few hard, verifiable facts.
His asking price was written about in multiple articles. Exact quote:
“ESPN’s Buster Olney recently noted on his “Baseball Tonight” podcast that agent Scott Boras began the offseason seeking a six or seven-year contract for Keuchel that would pay him between $25 million and $30 million per season. It’s clear that no team has come close to meeting that asking price.”
Considering Buster Olney is essentially Boras’s publicist, if the asking price has dropped, Buster would be all over it.
This quote is from a Forbes article written on Feb 28th:
“What reporting we have on Keuchel’s contract ask is a little nuts – six or seven years at $25-30 million. That’s more than Patrick Corbin signed for, and Corbin is the more appealing of the two.”
All of these responses are making my point. Straily has offers on hand, while Keuchel continues to play whatever game Boras is playing. It’s not surprising considering the value both are projected to provide any future teams. Simply telling of where the market is and what the Keuchel Kamp should be adjusting to
I see your point that Keuchel should be signed by now but in this context the teams that are interested in him either don’t have that large amount of money to pay Keuchel like the A’s or they are rebuilding and spending that money on an 31 year old don’t make sense like the Mariners, Royals, or Orioles.
Those who are in the market for a Honda don’t go out and buy a BMW. Even if that BMW might be a little overpriced, a couple years old and it was used as a rental car. Straily and Keuchel’s markets aren’t related.
What a cheap POS organization. I understand they’ll try to reduce debt and 3.79 million is alot to us but he’s worth that much and he could succeed somewhere. The Mariners, A’s, and anyone with a large field. The Reds might make sense.
When did the Reds get a larger field?
I don’t think he is worth that. Look at what more accomplished arms got this offseason. Gio Gonzalez got a minor league deal. Shoemaker got 3.5 MM. Buchholz got less than that. The peripherals have never been good on straily. That was a horrible trade the day they made it.
Seeing this now it’s kind of unbelievable… Shoemaker gets 3.5m and Gio gets….. a minor league deal!!!
Cheap/POS? The have the lowest revenue, they are using young players to cover spots why they develop and grow their farm system. Same thing Houston did about 8-9 years ago and San Diego 5 years ago. Marlins will be just fine
Pirates please. I dont wanna see Liriano or Brault starting any games.
A’s Beane pick the phone right away…
A’s add Straily and drop Brooks
I don’t think the A’s will be interested. They will likely ride what they have and see if the injured are back by july
They’re rolling with Aaron brooks as their 5th starter. A minimal cost rotation option should be something they give a look at. No guarantee Brett Anderson is healthy for long because you know history says he probably won’t be. Wouldn’t be the first time they circled the wagons on an old pitcher.
A lot of weighing going on right now.
The Qualcomm ad won’t stop playing on its own. I can’t read the article and it took me more than 50 tries to type this sentence
A’s make the most sense. Big ballpark, lots of foul ground for those infield flies that don’t go straight.
Angels also make sone sense.
The bandboxes of the AL East, no.
Sat in the same row of section 107 as Straily at a game here in southern California today. Could give an indication as to where some of those offers are from.
straily is a good pitcher some team is going to take a chance on him the marlins cutting him was a money issue in my opinion. if they want to go with young players why did they sign granderson and walker ?
Baseball needs a payroll ‘floor’. Some of these teams and the bare budget minimum they are spending is a joke. If the tv contract plus stadium revenue doesn’t support the floor they need to just move or be contracted.
I’ve been saying this too. Paying fans don’t want to see their team tank either.
If paying fans don’t want to watch a tanking team, they need to stop paying.
There needs to be both a floor and a ceiling. The NFL does it right. Almost all teams in the NFL have at least a chance at the playoffs in the first month of the season. I don’t think anyone believes any of the Marlins, Royals, Orioles, Tigers, Giants, Blue Jays, Mariners, or Rangers even has a small chance at the playoffs. And there are several other teams like the Pirates, White Sox, Reds, Diamondbacks, and Padres where it would be highly surprising if they made the playoffs. That is almost half the league that you can virtually write off in the first week of the season. That really needs to change.
The A’s will be signing Straily today at the Farmers Market!
Straily has xFIP of 4.78 so he must have had a good bit of luck along the way.