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Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:22 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2012 3:14 pm
 
Tuesday was the last day for arbitration-eligible players to sign 2012 contracts before the arbitration process begins with an exchange of salary figures. Thus, it was a deadline day for some MLB teams teams that have a policy of not continuing negotiations after arbitration numbers are exchanged.

The big arbitration news involved two aces, the Phillies' Cole Hamels and the Giants' Tim Lincecum. Hamels avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $15 million deal for 2012 with the Phillies, while Lincecum is headed to arbitration.

The biggest signing beyond Hamels was Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, who got $10.95 plus incentives from the Dodgers.


Among other signings Tuesday:

-- Jacoby Ellsbury got $8.05 million from the Red Sox.

-- Francisco Rodriguez got $8 million plus incentives from the Brewers.

-- Michael Bourn got $6,845,000 from the Braves.

-- Delmon Young got $6.75 million from the Tigers.

-- James Loney got $6.375 plus bonuses from the Dodgers.

-- Mike Pelfrey got $5,687,500 from the Mets, with incentive bonuses based on innings pitched.

-- Jair Jurrjens got $5.5 million from the Braves.

-- Francisco Liriano got $5.5 million from the Twins.

-- Erick Aybar got $5.075 million from the Angels.

-- Shin-Soo Choo got $4.9 million from the Indians.

-- Jason Vargas got $4.85 million from the Mariners.

-- David Price got $4.35 million from the Rays.

-- Geovany Soto got $4.3 million from the Cubs.

-- Brandon League got $5 million from the Mariners.

-- Justin Masterson got $3.825 million from the Indians.

-- Max Scherzer got $3.75 million plus bonuses from the Tigers.

-- Luke Hochevar got $3.51 million from the Royals.

-- Tom Gorzelanny got $2.7 million from the Nationals.

-- Jordan Zimmermann got $2.3 million from the Nationals.

-- Joba Chamberlain got about $1.675 million from the Yankees.

-- David Robertson got $1.6 million plus incentives from the Yankees.

-- Glen Perkins got $1.55 million from the Twins.

-- Wilson Valdez got $930,000 from the Phillies.

-- Don Kelly got $900,000 from the Tigers.

-- John Baker got $750,000 from the Padres.



Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:13 pm
 

Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

In what world is Liriano worth more than David Price?  Ridiculous
When it comes to unions, seniority is king.  It purely comes down to Liriano having spent more time in the majors than Price.  Once they both hit free agency, Price will price out much higher than Liriano.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:45 am
 

Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

All that hype about Chamberlain few years ago and now he's making half a mill more than Wilson Valdez. Hilarious.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:58 pm
 

Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

In what world is Liriano worth more than David Price?  Ridiculous



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:29 pm
 

Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

Glad Ellsbury is signed but on his way to a big big payday with another super strong season



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:31 pm
 

Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

The best news is the Angels have paid Aybar a fairly good some of money, maybe underpaid but the deal effectively gives the Angels a more balanced team and a key position player, as with Callaspo and CJ



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 3:29 pm
 

Ellsbury, K-Rod top MLB's other signings

Jair Jurrjens I would say has been underpaid and is what looks to be the best deal so far.  If nothing else, look at the 5.6 million Mike Pelfrey received.  Now let's see what the SF Giants pay for Tim Lincecum, should have the rest looking up for a while.


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