• Miggy Gets A-Rod, Cano & Pujols Type Money

    Posted by on March 28th, 2014 · Comments (17)

    Next up, Mike Trout?

    Comments on Miggy Gets A-Rod, Cano & Pujols Type Money

    1. KPOcala
      March 28th, 2014 | 11:52 am

      Well? Where’s the outrage at Cabrera’s A-Rod money? That Dave Dombrowski is an idiot? Which is EXACTly how this contract is being viewed around baseball circles. I know. Cashman didn’t pull this trigger, so it “must” be a “shrewd” move… When Cabrera was in Miami, he was so fat Before being traded, that there was talk of him being out of baseball before he was was 26-28. To his credit he lost some of the weight. Now…….

    2. March 28th, 2014 | 1:29 pm

      A-Rod juiced. Many suspect that Cano and Pujols used something too. How long until people start to wonder about Miggy?

    3. Mr. October
      March 28th, 2014 | 3:08 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      Cashman didn’t pull this trigger, so it “must” be a “shrewd” move…

      It’s more shrewd than committing $46 million to a 5’11” soft-tossing starting pitcher who was 14-9 with the Hanshin Tigers.

    4. KPOcala
      March 28th, 2014 | 3:53 pm

      @ Mr. October: I saw him when he was with the Marlins. The man looked like he’d be Cecil Fielder by 27. God only knows what he’ll look like in a year from now. And Cashman isn’t the only one to make a deal like that, I’ll wager that “every” team has paid that money out for a similar description. Probably it was George who saw the publicity “angle” because of “Dice-K”. ‘Uh, we NEED one of ‘those’! NOW!’

    5. Greg H.
      March 28th, 2014 | 4:41 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      Well? Where’s the outrage at Cabrera’s A-Rod money? That Dave Dombrowski is an idiot? Which is EXACTly how this contract is being viewed around baseball circles. I know. Cashman didn’t pull this trigger, so it “must” be a “shrewd” move…

      Too funny. Dombrowski is not an idiot, but this was definitely a “senior moment.” But I guess even Dombrowski likes writing checks now and again. Maybe he plans to retire in 2-3 years, who knows?

    6. Mr. October
      March 28th, 2014 | 7:19 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      Well? Where’s the outrage at Cabrera’s A-Rod money? That Dave Dombrowski is an idiot? Which is EXACTly how this contract is being viewed around baseball circles. I know.

      @ KPOcala:
      How do we know that this was “a Dombrowski move,” and not a move of “ownership or senior management?” How do we know that ownership, or the Lonn Trost or the Randy Levine of the Detroit Tigers, did not overrule Dombrowski from behind the “Byzantine corporate structure” of that organization by giving Cabrera a ninth or tenth year?

    7. Mr. October
      March 28th, 2014 | 7:21 pm

      KPOcala wrote:

      And Cashman isn’t the only one to make a deal like that, I’ll wager that “every” team has paid that money out for a similar description.

      Name one team that has committed $46 million for a player that did not have the ability to perform at the Major League level, and never did.

    8. Raf
      March 28th, 2014 | 11:57 pm
    9. Evan3457
      March 29th, 2014 | 3:19 am

      Mr. October wrote:

      KPOcala wrote:
      Well? Where’s the outrage at Cabrera’s A-Rod money? That Dave Dombrowski is an idiot? Which is EXACTly how this contract is being viewed around baseball circles. I know.
      @ KPOcala:
      How do we know that this was “a Dombrowski move,” and not a move of “ownership or senior management?” How do we know that ownership, or the Lonn Trost or the Randy Levine of the Detroit Tigers, did not overrule Dombrowski from behind the “Byzantine corporate structure” of that organization by giving Cabrera a ninth or tenth year?

      Because Detroit doesn’t have a Byzantine corporate structure, and the Yankees do.

    10. Evan3457
      March 29th, 2014 | 3:25 am

      Cabrera is a better pure hitter than A-Rod, and if he isn’t using steroids, should last longer as a great hitter. As long as he can produce about 6 WAR a year, he’ll be worth the money. It matters very much when his decline occurs, because the age 40 and 41 seasons are team options. If he declines below 5 WAR at 34, it’s a very bad contract. At 36, not so bad. At 38? It’s a great contract for the Tigers.

    11. redbug
      March 29th, 2014 | 6:11 am

      Yes Steve, Mike Trout IS next:

      “Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Friday night to a $144.5 million, six-year contract, keeping baseball’s brightest young star under club control through 2020.”

    12. March 29th, 2014 | 7:35 am

      Yup.

      Sources: Mike Trout gets 6-year, $144.5 million extension.

      Twenty, twenty, the year Jeter goes into the Hall…

    13. Mr. October
      March 29th, 2014 | 7:42 pm

      @ KPOcala:
      Dombrowksi has said, publicly at least, that he has known Cabrera personally since his time in Florida, and he believes Cabrera will work hard to live up to this contract. We’ll see…

    14. LMJ229
      March 30th, 2014 | 12:12 am

      These are just the two latest examples of teams not allowing their superstar players to even get a whiff of the open market. There’s so much money in baseball now it’s ridiculous. Team revenues are far outpacing player salaries. All this does not bode well for Cashman’s Yankees as he is much too dependent on plucking superstar free agents from other teams to compete. He will be left to overpay for “name” players who are on the wrong side of 30 a la McCann, Ellsbury and Beltran.

    15. March 30th, 2014 | 8:16 am

      LMJ229 wrote:

      All this does not bode well for Cashman’s Yankees as he is much too dependent on plucking superstar free agents from other teams to compete. He will be left to overpay for “name” players who are on the wrong side of 30 a la McCann, Ellsbury and Beltran.

      Good point.

    16. Raf
      March 30th, 2014 | 9:16 am

      @ LMJ229:
      @ Steve L.:

      There will be no shortage of players, “name” or otherwise, applying for free agency when their time comes.

    17. Mr. October
      March 30th, 2014 | 9:54 pm

      Raf wrote:

      There will be no shortage of players, “name” or otherwise, applying for free agency when their time comes.

      That’s good news, because this team will need a new second baseman, shortstop, and third baseman next year alone…

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