There isn’t much for Blue Jays’ news again this morning.
We have finally been told about Kevin Kiermaier’s contract. One year at $9 million, with a $750,000 bonus based on days spent on the active roster. FanGraphs figured he would get two years at $10 million per year, so it is one of the few contracts they guessed higher than what happened.
Kiermaier posted this on twitter:
HELLO TORONTO! HELLO @BlueJays fans! I’m glad I don’t have to contain my excitement anymore! I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this organization! I promise you I will care as much as anyone out on that field day in and day out! Cannot wait to get this going!!! Im here to WIN! https://t.co/MMFKMJCSpv— Kevin Kiermaier (@KKiermaier39) December 15, 2022
I hope there is another outfield signing soon.
There is a rumour that the team is talking to Johnny Cueto (FanGraphs figures he will get a one-year, $12 million contract this off-season), to round out the rotation. He’s going to be 37 this year. He had a 3.35 ERA this year, with a 3.79 FIP. Even if his signing doesn’t excite me, he’d give us more depth and some competition for the fifth starter job.
Carlos Correa’s 13-year, $350 million contract is an argument against the idea that major league baseball is dying. The teams feel there is a lot of money in the game and that there will continue to be more money coming in over the decade or two.
If the Giants feel that paying a shortstop $30ish million a year into his 40s won’t hamstring their payroll, they must figure times will continue to be good for MLB owners.
Today in stupid tweets:
As much as I might like to think I get smarter as I get older, my only improvement is that I’m more willing to ask smarter people when I want to know something.
But if you want the best argument against the idea we get smarter as we get older:
Or Phil’s ballot from last year, which seems to have been filled out at random: