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What’s left in arbitration

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 08, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Associated Press reports that Brett Gardners new contract will pay him $2.85 million next season. Gardner is also eligible for $150,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 375, 400, 425, 450, 475 and 500 plate appearances. Basically, if he stays healthy, Gardner will make an even $3 million next season.

So whats left for the Yankees in arbitration?
Projections based on MLB Trade Rumors

Phil Hughes – projected to make $5.7 million
Boone Logan – projected tomake $2.8 million
Dave Robertson – projected to make $2.7 million
Joba Chamberlain – projected to make $1.8 million

The Yankees have now avoided arbitration with Gardner and Jayson Nix, who was immediately designated for assignment and has since been outrighted to Triple-A. Catcher Eli Whiteside also avoided arbitration and was designated, only to be claimed by Toronto, which is now responsible for his new contract. Casey McGehee was also arbitration eligible, but the Yankees cut him loose.

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65 Responses to “What’s left in arbitration”

  1. jacksquat December 8th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Jerkface December 8th, 2012 at 6:14 pm
    Youk is an awful defender at third, is probably a platoon bat this year, and is ugly. Even if he bounces back as a hitter, that doesn’t change that he is terrible at third. He has been negative by every metric at the position the past 2 years with one of the worst range values. If he kept the same pace he’d have the same number of errors as Miguel Cabrera if they played the same amount of innings.

    Total Zone has him as + at 3B last year, – at 1B. Plus .964 fld%, which is above league avg.

  2. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    as a few have concluded… if they are not loading for 13 then Yanks should start thinking rebuilding.

  3. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Are there any redeeming qualities when Youkilis faced righties last season, except for maybe helping his OB% by getting hit 16 times?

    Split stats:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....n-youkilis

  4. chicken little December 8th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I think the Yankees are afraid of rebuilding. Much like the Knicks and Rangers were all those years and the Jets are this year. So, instead of rebuilding, its more of the same — one year deals for aging veterans in the hope of making the playoffs where Cashman remains convinced once you get in, its pure luck (and nothing else) if you win. Not rebuilding only works if you plan on reloading through big ticket signings or big ticket trades. Apparently, no one told Hal, Hank, and Randy that.

  5. blake December 8th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    blake says:
    December 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    “Yankee Trader says:
    December 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    Jack and Blake-

    Is there some rumor that is suggesting the Yankees now maybe looking to trade Cano before spring training?”

    Nah ….and I highly doubt they will…. Just speculating what they’d need back if they did

  6. blake December 8th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    If the Yanks sign Hamilton….then Id at least ask Jack Z about some of his youngsters and Cano….they want to make a splash and need a fan draw bad

  7. jacksquat December 8th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    The Yanks can trade Cano and still compete for the divsion title, while getting some younger guys. You would have to replace Cano with Hamilton, or someone at least very good. Last year we had guys like Martin and Jones at the bottom of the lineup, a rookie or two wouldn’t be much worse, and maybe even better.

  8. Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    all reasonable takes from Yankee prospective.. but why wouldn’t Ms simply sign Hamilton?

  9. jacksquat December 8th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Cashmoney December 8th, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    all reasonable takes from Yankee prospective.. but why wouldn’t Ms simply sign Hamilton?

    Maybe Hamilton will sign somewhere else, maybe he just doesn’t want to play there, period.

    Cano also fills a much more difficult position.

  10. Yankee Trader December 8th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Mr Greinke-Make up your mind already so that there can be some closure where Hamilton will be headed for his next contract.

    Have a good night everyone.

    I’m attaching the “Top 10 Yankee Outfield Prospects” from Bronx Baseball Daily: Enjoy.

    http://bronxbaseballdaily.com/.....prospects/

  11. PhiltheThrill December 8th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I seriously doubt they will trade Cano. I can’t remember a time that Cash has traded a true homegrown Yankee star. Pettitte left as a free agent, but they haven’t traded any of the homegrown core type players in forever.

  12. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Good nite YT, you never stop working, do you? :)

  13. PRDENTIST December 8th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I believe the bigger issue is who is in charge. Cash has been losing power the last few years. It was hank and Hal who re-signed Arod to the awful extension after Cash said that if he opt-out, forget it. It was also Levine who signed Sori after Cash said he wasn’t giving up a draft pick. Now at winter metings we find out that Cash had not authority to offer contracts. What gives?

  14. Jerkface December 8th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    For 12mil i’d rather have ajp at catcher than youk at third. We could potentially get the same or slightly worse production, equal or better including defense, at third with internal options. We have no one who can catch and hit like ajp

  15. Captain Clutch December 8th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Tim Brown?@TBrownYahoo

    The Dodgers appear to be closing in on signing Zack Greinke. Still some ground to be covered, but they’re out in front.

  16. Captain Clutch December 8th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I guess Hamilton goes back to Texas now

  17. luis December 8th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    The Dodgers? Wow! Their are on almost every player of note lately. Like the Yankees used to be. Not that I liked the “now” mentality, but I would certainly welcome a balanced approach. Good FA complimenting a strong homegrown core. Nowadays is the “it is too expensive” mentality that rules.

  18. tomingeorgia December 8th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Our house was on the annual Christmas tour of homes today, more than 300 people tromping through, plus a bus load that were uncounted. Nothing that I know of of value was swiped, but I was truly pissed when I saw a richly dressed woman dump a whole crystal bowlful of mints into her handbag. At last she left the bowl. Apropos of nothing, I know, just tired. My town is going to hell in a hand basket.

    Now, my Yankees just are not going to do that. They’re going to sign Hamilton and AJP, trade Cano, keep Grandy for now, bring up somebodies to play third, pray for Jeter to repeat, let Nunez play more to see, finally, if he can, maybe at second, and hope the A. AA, and AAA guys get themselves ready to fill the gaps.

    The truly best thing that happened to me today is that Santa rode past our place this evening during the Christmas Parade. I passed my wishes, presented above, to him, and he said, “They’ll be in the bag! Ho, Ho, Ho!” So let it be written, so let it be done.

    If I’m not around much for the next couple of weeks, I want to wish everyone here the finest and most blessed Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you might observe, ever. You guys have meant a lot to me, whether we clashed or not, over the past few years. I’ve learned, and been blessed by you all. Thanks.

  19. Captain Clutch December 8th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Hopefully the Dodgers sign Greinke and they can’t afford Cano next year. Yeah right but it’s not like they can have a $300m roster.

  20. luis December 8th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Tom,

    Merry Christmas my friend. I do hope that you have a wonderful time around your loved ones. I do like your positive attitude. Hopefully, your wishes become true and we have plenty of exiting baseball uears ahead.

  21. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Tom, right back at you! Come up here and I’ll take care of you and yours and maybe even play a little Edmund Fitz!

  22. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    You all decide for yourselves which of these critters most resembles the Yankee Brass :

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109721757058432487394/Nov282012?authkey=Gv1sRgCKrsiOnmr_K1Fg#

    ;)

  23. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Tom-

    All the blessings your way.

    Your humility is noteworthy.

    It’s always a pleasure speaking with you.

    :)

  24. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Stupid dodgers

  25. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    MTU,…I’ve had nightmares of being in a midnight cacti garden and having all the damn things turn into upright cobras – horrible; I woke up immediately.

  26. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    @BNightengale: The #Dodgers are on verge of signing Zack Greinke to six year,$145 million deal,according to @dylanohernandez

  27. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    A 24 million dollar AAV for Greimke is nuts

  28. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Blake-

    Money to burn.

    But yeah. It’s nuts.

    ;)

  29. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Blake,…..I think that’s a lot of money.

  30. Captain Clutch December 8th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    $24m a year for Greinke is insane. Hopefully they run out of money soon.

  31. RhapsodyInBlue December 8th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you for the kind sentiments Tom, bless you and yours.

  32. Against All Odds December 8th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Extreme overpay for Greinke. He’s not worth that money

  33. Against All Odds December 8th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Captain Clutch December 8th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    I guess Hamilton goes back to Texas now

    ———

    Yep

  34. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    The Dodgers are disrupting the Time-Space continuum with their purchases.

    :(

  35. yankfan1 December 8th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Probably still have enough money for Cano. 250 Mill payroll?

  36. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Rhapsody in Blue is definitely a Jay item! :)

  37. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Forget Greinke, I’m signing 16 and 4 Gullet.

  38. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    For those of you who missed this from earlier in the day I repost.

    Pretty much sums it up w. respect To Hal :

    “They that have power to hurt and will do none,
    That do not do the thing they most do show,
    Who, moving others, are themselves as stone,
    Unmoved, cold, and to temptation slow,
    They rightly do inherit heaven’s graces
    And husband nature’s riches from expense;
    They are the lords and owners of their faces,
    Others but stewards of their excellence.
    The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet,
    Though to itself it only live and die,
    But if that flower with base infection meet,
    The basest weed outbraves his dignity:
    For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;
    Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.”

    –William Shakespeare (sonnet 94)

    No one could have said it better. Apologies for the length.

    ;)

  39. The Return of Stoneburner December 8th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Joelsherman1 With Greinke joining Crawford/AGon/Kemp, #Dodgers will do something even #Yankees have never done — 4 plyrs with AAV of $20M or more

  40. Triple Short of a Cycle December 8th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    The Dodgers? Wow! Their are on almost every player of note lately. Like the Yankees used to be.

    ———————————-

    The Yankees have never done what the Dodgers have done in the last year and a half

  41. NYY fan in NH December 8th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Well for all the Hamilton worries. They are no more. Dodgers are like the Yankees of the 80′s. Unbelievable spending habits. It’s a complete 180 degree turn from what the Yankees are doing right now. Offensive possibilities are getting narrowed down. Texas could still add Upton. Could you logically take back Swisher or has that bridge been burned? Can’t see that happening.

  42. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I remember being excited when the Yankees signed Don Gullett. That didn’t go well.

  43. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    The Dodgers.

    Best team money can buy.

    Glad we’ve got that monkey off our back.

    We’ll see.

    ;)

  44. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I liked that being said. Particularly, the best team part. If you earn it, you should spend it.

  45. austinmac December 8th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I truly don’t think they would have been in on Hamilton at $100M or more. That’s what it will take, I believe.

  46. Triple Short of a Cycle December 8th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    So will the media be killing the Dodgers for “Buying” a world series or ruining baseball.

    The bottom line is the Yankees have never done what the Dodgers are currently doing

  47. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    MTU, don’t begin to say you’re sorry. When I am up and driving and it is another crappy Monday mourn’, I rejoice in that concrete tolerant ” weed “.

    Austin, yeah, Gullet just didn’t work out.

  48. Captain Clutch December 8th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    If they gave Greinke $24m a year and $144m I could only imagine what Kershaw is going to get.

  49. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Could this puzzling photo represent the Yankees ?

    https://picasaweb.google.com/109721757058432487394/Dec82012?authkey=Gv1sRgCKjZhPyi98qbMw#

    :)

  50. NYY fan in NH December 8th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    If they gave Greinke $24m a year and $144m I could only imagine what Kershaw is going to get.

    Or what they could offer Cano next year.

  51. blake December 8th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Source: #Rangers, after losing Greinke, still want to trade for #Diamondbacks’ Upton,

  52. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Blake-

    That’s as easy as saying Andrus, or Profar.

    ;)

  53. Barry December 8th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Of course take back Swisher. And be happy about it.

  54. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    MTU, I’m having a hard time viewing your pic on my condensed blackberry – looks like somebody on an off road vehicle was trying to pathetically compete avec Gilles Villeneuve’s roadway?

  55. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Mills-

    One wonders how they managed to get to the other side ?

    And yet they did. Apparently.

    Or is it merely an optical illusion ?

    Kind of like the Yankees. How do they get from here to where they want to go w/o drowning ?

    ;)

  56. BIG AL December 8th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    When I hear folks talk about AS players, and so called “Super Stars”, I have to laugh, because a large amount of theses players don’t make the starting line-up, back when baseball had just 12 teams.

    Players like Lou Gehrig were true super stars, and IMHO, Lou Gehrig may have been one the greatest players of all times. When you look at Gehrigs numbers it is a wonder of how much such a player would be worth today, in a league that pays a .200 player millions of dollars a year, and call him the best C available this off season, a real joke about what little talent there really is in the game these days.

  57. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Evening Al.

    Do me a favor and e-mail me your address please.

    I misplaced it.

    Thanks.

  58. BIG AL December 8th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Mike -

    Open you mail

  59. MTU December 8th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Enjoy the rest of your evening all.

    WWH

    ;)

  60. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Big Al! I’m so grateful you gave me Seaver for Bautista! Anymore Yogi sayings?

    MTU, drowning is an assumption wherein the outcome ” seems ” sucks. My daughter is going through some young heartache and yet she is able to laugh with me as we listen to, Blue October – ” Into the Ocean , end it all ” – you can youtube it! :)

  61. BIG AL December 8th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    jmills -

    If all goes as planned, the Jays will have a very, very good team, and might get back to the OS next season, where anything can happen.

    I sure wish we did have Bautista as our RF.

  62. BIG AL December 8th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Should have been PS, not OS, dah

  63. The Return of Stoneburner December 8th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hope the Bo Jackson doc is good – - – -

  64. UpState December 8th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Don Gullet not ‘working out’ was due to injury, not ability or performance.

    18-6 … 3.59 ERA…203 innings / 183 hits / 144 K’s (over 2 years with NYY)

    Too bad – was one of the greatest “winners” of All-Time…

  65. jmills December 8th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Al,…the best laid plans,

    Yeah, I think gullet gets forgotten in the mix of even Figuroa, not to mention Catfish and the bomb of Guidry; and then came along the Goose to relieve Lyle.


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