Article: What Would You Do? Jared Burton
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:44 PM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:03 AM
I would think that Burton would not get closer money in free agency if he is the set up guy next year. As top set up men in free agency are getting 4 million the final year of his contract would have to be closer to that number. If it is a three year deal with a 4th year option it would be closer to a 2, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and a healthier option amount.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:35 AM
The difference, of course, if that if they wait until after the 2013 season, he is a free agent and it will most likely cost significantly more at that time.
Ah, I thought he had two years of control.
I'd probably try to do a midseason deal if he performs again.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:22 AM
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:25 AM
"Jack of all trades, master of none"
The GM/Front Office can work on more than one or two things at a time. That's kind of like saying "We aren't going to make our 40 man roster decisions until we figure out the SP."
Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:43 AM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:53 PM
I would assume they don't just ignore the fact that they might get injured. That's why they like contract security. Especially Burton, who has been injured a lot in his career. Besides, no agent would let his guy assume he won't get injured.
For those of you thinking that Burton will give up free agency for 2 million consider Jon Rauch got 3.5 from the Mets. Another good year and he could get a 3/13 deal like Crain or a 3/12 like Guerrier. Do you really think that Burton will give up the chance for that kind of money for 2 million? Do you really think an athlete thinks "What if I get injured?"
Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:25 AM
As a set up reliever, he will never make outrageous dollars.
Why would we buy his 33 year old season now?
It is more likely that he will be out of the majors by the end of the 2014 season than it is likely he will put up two more seasons like his 2012 effort.
The Twins must not make long term decisions based on a single aberrant season.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:16 AM
Totally agree. It's worth pointing out that while many of us beat up on Mauer's contract, the Twins arguably did more damage (for less gain) by their policy of giving extensions/new deals to several mediocre players like Blackburn, etc. They've done that short term with relievers like Capps too, though it would be rough to beat up on them too much since they let SEVERAL critical relief pitchers walk for bigger deals in the past few seasons (Guerrier, Crain, Nathan, etc.)
I'd be ok with 3 years/6 million because the risk is pretty low, I wouldn't really go over that though. Giving extensions to non great RP are a bit risky.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:24 PM
At his age and injury history 2 yrs with a 3rd yr option is as far as I would go.
Sounds like a winner to me.
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