Podcast: Swellopt

The Rundown:

  • 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.
  • 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.

This episode is presented by Visit Arizona. Going to Spring Training? Make your first stop at https://www.visitarizona.com/springtraining.

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jorgefabregas

We have to come up with a different name for this type of option structure. The name Boras coined doesn’t make any sense.

knoxfire30

Agreed. New name needed but I like the idea of a contract structured in this manner

HallofFrank

It’s too late. 

gooch

A clumsy portmanteau… Is Jim a CBB fan? I refuse to believe.

Jim Margalus

Decide for yourself in this morning’s follow-up, you sniveling worm.

GreatjonHumber

Hi, I’m pregnant

GreatjonHumber

I’ve got it – a “choption” because if it’s not exercised the player can chop off the rest of the deal .

GreatjonHumber

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.

asinwreck

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.

Jer-in-Az

– You mentioned only 12 teams are above there opening day payroll from last year currently. Does that include Arb eligable players?