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Thread: Article: Twins, Jared Burton Agree on Contract Extension

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    Article: Twins, Burton Near Agreement for a Contract Extension


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    More good news!

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    I like it too -- and I think he could close if needed. Always nice to have a "spare".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    I like it too -- and I think he could close if needed. Always nice to have a "spare".
    Agreed. He deserved to be rewarded after last years performance.

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    Solid move.

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    Just another step in that sneaky old Terry Ryan's salary dump.

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    Two years should he the max for a reliever. So this would he good I think. Still hoping.....

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    I'll have to wait to see the price tag before final judgement, but I certainly like the move if the price is right.


    FYI, Seth, looks like you accidentally added a "have" in the first sentence:
    According to Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (via twitter), the Minnesota Twins and representatives for Jared Burton have are very close to an agreement for a contract extension.

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    Another smart move by Ryan.

    Hmm, don't hear a lot of people calling for his head this week. Strange.

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    It would be mean spirited to he negative right now. IF he fails to use his money on legit pitchers, the pitchforks will come back out, probably. But there is no reason to rip him today....still hoping.

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    UPDATES:

    According to the Twins press release, the deal is for two years, at $5.5 million. He will make $2.05 million in 2013 and $3.25 million in 2014. The option for 2015 is at $3.6 million with a $200,000 buyout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Another smart move by Ryan.

    Hmm, don't hear a lot of people calling for his head this week. Strange.
    so you think no other g.m. wouldnt extend burton?

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    I can dig that. Today has been a good day.

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    not to bad of an extension, I think the ultimate decision on this contract will be dependent on how often he is available. He didn't pitch enough innings last year, some of that was injury history, but he will need to pitch more meaningful innings and do so successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Another smart move by Ryan.

    Hmm, don't hear a lot of people calling for his head this week. Strange.
    I've been a big Terry Ryan believer for a long while now.

    His presentation at the SABR Convention this summer was one of the best I've heard an insider offer. He was supposed to take part in a panel discussion, but the other panelists didn't show up, so he proceeded to give a 30-minute soliloquy that amounted to "GM 101". He's smart, experienced, humble, and as much of a straight shooter as anyone who has to manage public expectations can be.

    (No, this is not part of my job application for within the Twins organization.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeboo_22 View Post
    not to bad of an extension, I think the ultimate decision on this contract will be dependent on how often he is available. He didn't pitch enough innings last year, some of that was injury history, but he will need to pitch more meaningful innings and do so successful.
    Not really. He just needs to stay healthy and do what he did last year for this contract to be considered a steal.

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    Good stuff. Low risk. Makes me feel more secure.

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    We just purchased his 33 year old season for 3.25 million. We already owned his age 32 season. I wrote about the possibility of an extension earlier in the off season

    http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php?1968...Old-Set-Up-Man

    Looking at 31 year old right handed set up men from 2000-2010, there was a significant drop off in performance from age 31 to age 33.

    To summarize, I searched for every season pitched by a 31 year old set up man from 2000-2010. I sought pitchers with a workload of at least 60 games. I eliminated closers as they have a different work load. I eliminated guys with ERAs over 4 as most were on their way out of baseball. I found 28 pitchers. I eliminated pitchers jailed for attempted murder in their home country and was down to 27. At age 33, 7 of the 27 pitched 60 games with an ERA under 4. Add one guy who became a starter to make 8 effective pitchers.

    Eight effective pitchers at age 33 from a group of 27 effective pitchers at age 31. It seems like the Twins are on the wrong side of the odds with this contract.

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    We're talking about 3.25M in a season where they will have a very hard time spending their available payroll unless they really plunge into FA. That's more than acceptable since he'll have more trade value at the deadline if he's pitching well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnydakota View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Another smart move by Ryan.

    Hmm, don't hear a lot of people calling for his head this week. Strange.
    so you think no other g.m. wouldnt extend burton?
    Walt Jocketty let him go. Jocketty is considered one of the best.

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