Betemit signs one-year deal

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Wilson Betemit has agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.165 million. So, uh, good move.

For what it’s worth, PeteAbe thinks the Yanks will settle with Cano, Wang, and Bruney before arbitration hearings begin on Feburary 1.

What about Bud?
Bud Selig hunting for PEDs in all the wrong places
  • Realist

    I would love to see him live up to all his supposed “potential” offensively. His glove and ability to play the entire infield make him very valuable….a better average and a little more pop would make him something special.

  • Jeff

    “Wilson Betemit agreed to a one-year, $1.165 million contract… Betemit earned $405,000 last season. He batted .226 with four home runs…”
    I think he was short changed… couldn’t they have done a little more to tripled his previous contract? I think Cashman really could have made a better case for himself as we all know he’s GM MVP for ten years running.

    • steve (different one)

      what are you talking about?

    • dan

      Not sure if you realize, but there’s a system in place in baseball where the longer you’re in the league before free agency, the more you get paid.

  • Travis

    A good deal in my book. Cheap at this price.

  • brockdc

    Why he ever chooses to bat from the right side, I’ll never know.

    • RollignWave

      well he’s right handed…

      that and probably because he’s even worse from the left side against lefty.

    • Count Zero

      Yah — dem splits be ugly for a switch hitter. OPS+ 110 vs. 65

      One is forced to wonder: Could he really be that much worse as a LH batter against LHP? I mean, 65?!? WTF — that makes Tony Womack’s career 72 look good… ;-)

  • brockdc

    “One is forced to wonder: Could he really be that much worse as a LH batter against LHP?”

    Exactly. Hell, he could probably exceed that production from the left side using a Wiffle Bat (not one of those fat red ones, either). Those flailing, bailing RH hacks he takes when facing lefties are oooogly.

  • RollignWave

    Yeah, consider that he lose power AND patience AND whiff 10 % more from that side it’s hard to belive that it could get much worse hitting from the left side , i mean he might actually run into a few at least.

  • RollignWave

    OPS+ over the last 3 season

    107 / 101 / 101 .

    he’s a underrated player. flexible on defense and good enough on offense. he has some pretty serious power potential if you ever take a look at his HRs. he hits a lot of looooong shots.

    I think he’s a very interesitng sleeper, he might just be ready to go ballistics . I could think of a few guys that profile liked him ( good power potential but underrated / underapreciated and/or struggle for various reasons) that turned out very well. the most glaring case is David Ortiz, I don’t think Betemit’s will be THAT awsome, but he’s in a similar catagory.

  • Jeff

    I realize its quibbling about a small amount of money but I think Cashman continually overpays players… but maybe you guys are right abouth this one…Bem was probably due a raise.

  • RobertGKramer

    Life is short, a baseball career even shorter. Let them get all of the $ they can.