January 15, 2021 at 7:53 am #151781January 15, 2021 at 8:02 am #151785
One would have to assume Hand would be getting a lower AAV than it would have cost to pick him up off waivers, which was $10.5M.
January really is the new December, eh?January 15, 2021 at 9:06 am #151795
Probably, though was the new Mets front office already in place when Hand went on waivers? Another possible consideration is any difference in their 40-man situation then (pre-Rule 5) vs. now, but that is just a guess.
For some teams, it is the new December. For those in the NL Central, not so much…January 15, 2021 at 9:12 am #151796
Sort of reminds me of the Matt Holliday situation in the winter of 2009-2010. He got seven years, $120 MM after coming to terms in January.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are finalizing a six-year, $90M contract, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN.
LeMahieu’s return to New York always felt inevitable. It took a while. But he wanted to be there and Yankees get top free agent target.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 15, 2021January 15, 2021 at 9:24 am #151799
I wonder what the compensation will be like for 2021? MLBTR projected him at 4 years and $68M, so he got more years but $2M less AAV.January 15, 2021 at 9:29 am #151801
Word is that the Yankees wanted more years to lessen the annual cap impact.January 15, 2021 at 9:34 am #151802
Six years for a 32 year old player? Yikes!January 15, 2021 at 9:38 am #151803
But at an AAV lower than the qualifying offer. And he isn’t just any player. He was third in the 2020 MVP voting.
I have a strong feeling the Union isn’t going to like this deal…January 15, 2021 at 9:40 am #151805
A couple of interesting perspectives.
With reports that DJ LeMahieu's new contract with the Yankees is for 6 years & $90M:
6+ year FA deal, entering age 32 season or older (since 1991):
2016 Zack Greinke
2012 Albert Pujols
2011 Jayson Werth
2008 Alex Rodriguez
2003 Jim Thome
2001 Mike Mussina
1999 Kevin Brown
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) January 15, 2021
The Jays bid him up, which I love. They made their top opponent pay up. It also suggests to me that Toronto could pivot to Wong.
Blue Jays offered $78M for 4 years for LeMahieu, showing they meant business. Yankees had been in that ballpark for 4 as well, but the sides agreed on a longer agreement instead. Helps Yanks AAV, and thus their tax.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2021January 15, 2021 at 9:43 am #151806
I guess Mo was really playing 4D chess all those years by bidding up the guys who signed elsewhere. In your face, Theo and Dombrowski!!January 15, 2021 at 10:42 am #151813
Like mentioned before I guess the Yankees are serious about staying under the luxury tax. That Stanton contract isn’t looking so good right now.January 15, 2021 at 7:08 pm #151898January 15, 2021 at 9:37 pm #151916mspaidParticipantFree
You’re right. Mo’s brilliance prevented the Cubs in 16 and the Red Sox in 18 from winning the WS. Great job you have created a dynasty.January 18, 2021 at 7:45 pm #152068
Left-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal with a mutual option, pending physical, sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.
After a phenomenal six years in Chicago, Lester off to D.C. to join Scherzer, Strasburg, Corbin.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 19, 2021January 18, 2021 at 7:57 pm #152069Card4EverParticipantFree
San Diego gets Musgrove from the Pirates. They are ALL in.January 19, 2021 at 8:59 am #152103
The Padres are having a monster offseason. And they STILL have a highly rated farm system!
I wonder if Friedman and the Dodgers will make any counter moves. They haven’t done much of anything yet this winter except a couple of middling bullpen pieces. They are also up against the luxury tax.January 19, 2021 at 7:18 pm #152134
Free-agent reliever Kirby Yates is in agreement with the Blue Jays, a source tells The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 19, 2021January 20, 2021 at 6:02 am #152146
The Blue Jays sign Springer as well. Nice move for them as I read they have very little committed for 2022 and beyond.
Springer and Jays agree at $150M for 6 years
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 20, 2021January 20, 2021 at 6:03 am #152147
Also, Jose Quintana to the Angels for 1 year, $8M.January 20, 2021 at 11:17 am #152173
The Jays are signing Brantley too. Unfortunately, they have terrible pitching that hasn’t been upgraded by their offensive moves (signing Yates and Chatwood may slightly help the pen, but they are risks).
Michael Brantley in agreement on a 3 year deal with #BlueJays per source.
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) January 20, 2021January 20, 2021 at 3:21 pm #152194
Nevermind….Brantley is going back to Houston for 2 years and $32M. Same terms as his last deal with Houston.January 20, 2021 at 4:04 pm #152195
Hazel was reminded first-hand that the rumor business is only as dependable as your sources. 😉January 21, 2021 at 3:52 pm #152243thejagerParticipantPaid - Annual
I wonder about looking at Adrelton Simmons. He might be looking at a 1yr contract to build his value back up, and didn’t look half bad and was trending up with the bat.
It moves DeJong off SS, but his defense only helps us with run prevention. He is only 31 and as a bridge to Gorman in the infield as well as helping the infield depth (by moving DeJong to 2b or 3b) it might be nice.
It’s just a thought off the top of my head.January 21, 2021 at 4:23 pm #152244January 22, 2021 at 10:18 am #152295
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