December 2, 2019 at 2:58 pm #115853Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
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BREAKING: Third baseman Mike Moustakas and the Cincinnati Reds are in agreement on a four-year deal, league sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2019
Mike Moustakas' deal with the Cincinnati Reds is for four years and $64 million, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2019December 2, 2019 at 2:59 pm #115854Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
And they're not done, either. The Reds have plenty more money to spend this winter and they see the National League Central as ripe for the taking. Remember, too, their rotation, with Trevor Bauer, Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray and Anthony DeSclafani, is already very good. https://t.co/Ell2Ir7Hhr
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 2, 2019December 2, 2019 at 6:06 pm #115863stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Seems like an odd move for the Reds, as they don’t really need a 3B. Is Moustakas really playable at 2B? At that deal, I’m very glad we missed out on Moose. He could hit 40 HR at GABP though.December 2, 2019 at 6:12 pm #115864GameCardParticipantPaid - Monthly
Will he be bad on the road at 2B though?December 2, 2019 at 6:20 pm #115865Euro DandyParticipantFree
Votto, Suarez, Moose: there’s some thunder coming from that infield in that park.December 2, 2019 at 6:39 pm #115866TexasCardParticipantFree
16 million per for a guy the wrong side of 30 playing the keystone position with limited experience they can have him. This deal is the clubhouse leader for worst offseason contract and we are still six days away from the winter meetings. No doubt he could hit a ton of homeruns in the home ballpark but the player age, position, and years/money just don’t make sense.December 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm #115869Euro DandyParticipantFree
Moose played 2B as well as he did 3B last year if you go by DRS. Nearly a third of his innings were at 2B and Fangraphs has DRS=0 for both positions. I would not like the 4-year length of contract, seems like a lot of risk.
On the other hand, Moose is younger than Goldy, they had similar offensive output last year, and similar WAR. If last year was not a just a one-year drop-off for Goldy and represents a real decline, then Moose might end up looking like a great bargain in comparison. Still, I wouldn’t want to commit four years in Moose even if the need was for 3B.December 2, 2019 at 11:41 pm #115873858booyahParticipantFree
Looks better than the Carpenter extension.
Reds could end up winning this thing if the Cards and Cubs do next to nothing.December 3, 2019 at 10:41 am #115886gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I am a big fan of Moose but the Reds overpaid to get him, and then are going to play him at 2B? Yikes!
The Brewers were so smart to get Moose on short term deals.
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