Does the 177 million include the $20 million posting fee? I was under the impression that it was separate. At any rate, it's crazy that Tanaka got that kind of money and he hasn't even pitched in the majors. I know his splitter is really good, but those guys in the Japanese League have nothing on MLB hitters. I think Tanaka won't be anywhere as good as fellow countryman Darvish, but he'll be better than Matsuzaka. But sheeeit, over $20 mil a season? That just drove up the prices of Jiminez, Santana and Garza. I believe the Jays won't sign any of them. Can't give average to slightly above average pitchers like that in excess of $15 million.
Last edited by MangoKid; Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 PM.
So, Garza's off to Milwaukee pending medicals, which, with him, could actually be a thing.... $52 million/4 years.
Really hoping this sets the stage for the Jays to sign either Santana or Jimenez for less money than they want
Word is now they could pick up both jiminez and santana now. Personally i would way rather jiminez , don't trust ervin at all
Considering both Jiminez and Santana will be immensely overpaid, it may be better to just stay with what they have and do something during the season.
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JP Arencibia goin off as Tim Kurkjian again. Pretty funny even for a sub .200 hitter
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Looking up "Mendoza Line" we find this:Arencibia finished the 2013 season batting below the Mendoza line, hitting just .194, although he did hit 21 home runs, placing him second amongst MLB catchers to Matt Wieters, and 55 RBIs. However, his extremely low batting average, coupled with drawing only 18 walks over the course of the entire season, led to an historically low OPS for Arencibia: with a .592 OPS, he became the first player in major league history to reach 20 homers in a season and still post a sub-.600 OPS. (The next lowest OPS for a 20-homer season was .649 by Cleveland’s Willie Kirkland in 1962.)
Harsh. He does a mean impression though. LolThis is often thought of as the offensive threshold below which a player's presence in Major League Baseball cannot be justified, regardless of his defensive abilities.
Last edited by joey_hesketh; Fri Feb 28th, 2014 at 08:33 AM.
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How about them Jays! undefeated! World series here we come!
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Anyone know what the word is on santana ? Has he picked between the o's and jays?
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