Salary arbitration primer

The proper way to evaluate trades
Yanks considered Matsui for Washburn

The Yanks avoided arbitration with Brian Bruney yesterday, agreeing to a one year contract that will keep them out of the hearing rom this year. Last year the Yanks and Chien-Ming Wang went to a hearing, and if you’re interesting in just what goes on in that room, check out this arbitration primer by Maury Brown. It’s a quick and painless read, and it’ll give you a nice overview of what actually goes into these things. The only official piece of business the Yanks have left this offseason is to renew the contracts of players with 0-3 years of service time, meaning Hughes, Joba and half the bullpen. Baseball season’s a comin’.

The proper way to evaluate trades
Yanks considered Matsui for Washburn
  • Jay CT

    I know the Yanks don’t like to sign their guys before FA because they can afford to do the whole arbitration thing, but would it make sense to lock up Hughes? His value is at an all time low and maybe they could steal a couple of his years so that when he is good, they are paying him far less then what other kids his age are getting paid. In theory, if the Yankees can afford to go year to year so they do it, couldnt they afford to do something like this, or does this make no sense to do?

    • Steve H

      If they were a small market team (i.e. cheap) it might make some sense, but worst case scenario financially is that Hughes wins 15-20 games a year and costs the Yankees a ton of money. If he’s winning like that, they’ll gladly pay him. The important thing is that he will cost the Yankees money, because they won’t let him leave as a FA. It’s not a risk a team with $$$ has to take with young pitching.

    • steve (different one)

      no, it is WAAAAAY too early to start guaranteeing money to Hughes.

      i’m as high on Hughes on anyone, but we still don’t really know what type of pitcher he is going to be in the bigs. he needs to stay healthy and pitch well in the majors for a few years.

      this conversation is at least 2 years too soon.

  • Mike Pop

    Cannot wait!!!!

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I am so bloody fucking sick of winter.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It is cold here today too. High of only 59, but sunny as can be.

      • UWS


        • steve (different one)

          it’s German, it means “The Bart, The”

  • Matthew

    I still don’t understand the Yankees not going after Juan Cruz…

  • Bob Ruffolo

    It looks as if they will be going to Spring Training with both Nady & Swisher. That’s fine with me, let all the outfielders compete for a job.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Article translated by human translation and not google (aka I’m bored):

    Rafael De Paula, futura estrella del box

    Cuqui Acevedo lo compara con el estelar lanzador de Boston, Josh Beckett
    Rafael De Paula.

    Rafael De Paula, future star of the box

    Cuqui Acevedo compares him to the star pitcher of Boston, Josh Beckett: Rafael De Paula

    santo domingo. Sin dudas algunas, podemos decir que la República Dominicana ha sido uno de los países mejores exportadores de lanzadores para el béisbol organizador de los Estados Unidos.

    Santo Domingo–Without some doubts, we can say that the Dominican Republic has been one of the best exporting countries of pitchers for baseball organizations in the United States

    Basta solo con mencionar nombres ilustres como Juan Marichal, miembro del Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown, Pedro Martínez, Bartolo Colón, Ervin Santana, entre otros, para darnos cuenta de la realidad.

    It is enough only to mention illustrious names like Jaun Marichal, Hall of Fame member, Pedro Martinez, Bartolo Colon, Ervin Santana, and others, to give realization to the story.

    Por lo que con el joven prospecto lanzador derecho Rafael De Paula parece ser que la historia continuará, ya que con apenas 16 años de edad se perfila como una estrella naciente del pitcheo dominicano.

    For this, the young RHP prospect Rafael De Paula seems that he could be the coninuation of this history, already as young as 16 years old, he profiles as a star pitcher born in the Dominican

    “Rafael De Paula es lo que se llama un joven prodigio del montículo”, dijo el novel scout Héctor Acevedo sobre el derecho de 6¨3 de estatura que tira por encima de las 93 millas y posee excelente cambio, curva y slider con control fuera de serie.

    “Rafael De Paula is the type that you call a young prodigy of the mound,” said the scout Hector Acevedo about the right hander who is 6’3″ and can through a fastball (?) at 93 mph and has an excellent change, curve and slider with strong control.

    Agregó que en el tiempo que tiene trabajando con jóvenes talentosos nunca antes había visto a un lanzador con una mecánica de lanzar como la De Paula.

    He agreed that in the time that he has worked with young talents he has never seen a pitcher with pitching mechanics like those of De Paula .

    “Tiene una mecánica de tirar atractiva, ya que es bastante limpia y corta, la cual llama la atención de los buscatalentos”, precisó Acevedo, quien es hijo del súper scout Cuqui Acevedo.

    “He has an attractive throwing mechanics, and it is already rather clean and short, which has caught the attention of scounts (literally talent-lookers),” Acevedo said, who is the son of super scout Cuqui Acevedo.

    Acevedo fue más objetivo al decir que: “Mira este joven De Paula tiene bastante similitud en su mecánica de lanzar con el estelar pitcher de Boston, Josh Beckett, que es mucho decir”.

    Acevedo was more objective, saying that “look at this young De Paula, he has similar mechanics to pitchers like the star pitcher of Boston, Josh Becket, which is a lot to say.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    ah shit, wrong thread