The RAB Radio Show: January 18, 2010


The Yankees agreed to contracts with three arbitration-eligible players today. Boone Logan, Joba Chamberlain, and Phil Hughes are all under contract for 2011 at reasonable rates. Mike and I talk a bit about that, and a bit more about how the arbitration process affects the team.

Also, I’m sure we’ll find a day where we don’t talk about Rafael Soriano. Today is not that day.

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  • Mike HC

    “Also, I’m sure we’ll find a day where we don’t talk about Rafael Soriano. Today is not that day.”

    haha … haven’t listened to the podcast yet, but nice line there.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I wonder if in the next CBA, the players fight for non-tendered players to be free agents and not be subjected to team control, years after, when picked up by another team.

  • derek

    Do you think they are going to extend Hughes this season and they are giving him this low-ish salary now so that it doesnt impact the luxury tax?

  • mike

    there is no downside to signing Millwood to be the 4th starter and moving Nova to the 5th spot and Mitre as the longman in the bullpen

  • derek

    mike, your voice reminds me of artie lang

  • Ted Nelson

    Putting a realistic value on a first round pick is in no way a indictment of young talent. The point is that one very late first round pick has about a 1/5 chance of making any positive impact in the major leagues at any point in his career. So, out of 5 years with a pick in that range you should realistically expect 1 guy to stick in the big leagues for some meaningful duration of time. That doesn’t mean go around throwing away picks, but it means don’t act like every first rounder is a future major leaguer.

    An even bigger point is that they have a good chance of recouping or doubling that pick if/when Soriano leaves.

    It’s just downright incorrect to hint that because they gave up a first round pick to sign Soriano the Yankees gave up a young, cheap major leaguer… they gave up about a 1/5 chance of a major leaguer 5 years from now, which they might get back or double in the next 1-3 years. And you don’t know if giving up that 1st rounder allowed Cashman to gain the leverage to spend more throughout the rest of the draft or in international free agency.