- Recap the latest Manny Machado rumors and how they are being reported. Why it will be hard to cover baseball offseason continues this trend of extending to mid-to-late January.
- We discuss the idea of a “Swellopt” contract for Manny Machado with the reporting from SNY’s Andy Martino.
White Sox and Machado have discussed a structure that would allow the team to opt into a longer term deal after year 3, and for Machado to opt out if they don't. Now this is something that could appeal to the Yankees too.https://t.co/iIF9WmAcSa— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) January 17, 2019
- Adam Ottavino signs with the New York Yankees for a similar deal as Kelvin Herrera got with the White Sox. How does these deals compare?
- Finally, we say goodbye to Avisail Garcia who signs with the Tampa Bay Rays.
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We have to come up with a different name for this type of option structure. The name Boras coined doesn’t make any sense.
Agreed. New name needed but I like the idea of a contract structured in this manner
It’s too late.
A clumsy portmanteau… Is Jim a CBB fan? I refuse to believe.
@gooch Decide for yourself in this morning’s follow-up, you sniveling worm.
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I’ve got it – a “choption” because if it’s not exercised the player can chop off the rest of the deal .
But the player must pull a Ted Allen and tell the front office, “You’ve been chopped.”
Your ingredients are: a light-hitting catcher with decent framing metrics, a former starting pitching prospect trying to reinvent himself as a high leverage reliever, and Brock Holt.
Sounds like a great opportunity to make a bread pudding.
OK, I hereby declare James McCann’s nickname to be “Bread Pudding.” With Castillo, the Sox will lead the majors in stuff behind the dish that’s not good for you.
@Josh Nelson – You mentioned only 12 teams are above there opening day payroll from last year currently. Does that include Arb eligable players?
Only includes agreements made by players and teams as of January 16th. Some payroll numbers will increase after trials: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/mlb-payroll-probably-isnt-going-back-up-in-2019/