Yankees avoid arbitration with Boone Logan


The Yankees and Boone Logan have avoided arbitration, the team announced. The AP says it’s a one-year deal worth $1.875M. He had filed for $2.1M while the team countered with $1.7M, so they settled just below the midpoint. Logan can earn an addition $25k by appearing in 55 games.

All six of the Yankees arbitration-eligible players (Logan, David Robertson, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, Brett Gardner, Russell Martin) are now under contract next year for a total of $18.65M in guaranteed money (not including bonuses). Matt Swartz’s model at MLBTR projected the six players to sign for $17.8M combined, so give him a round of applause. Getting within 5% is pretty damn good in my book.

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  • vin

    The final piece of the puzzle is in place… the LOOGY who we all swear is terrible, but actually does a pretty decent job.

    • Dropped Third

      Hes not a LOOGY though, hes a just left handed reliever

      • vin

        36% of the batters he faced were right handed. Guys like Matt Thornton and Darren Oliver are left handed reliever. The fact that Girardi is willing to let him face the righty sandwiched between lefties is really a testament to Logan’s decent ability.

    • RetroRob

      Logan is fine as an overall reliever. Where he wasn’t fine last year is playing the part of a LOOGY. He had a reverse platoon with a much higher SLG (and all his HRs) given up to lefty batters. The year prior that wasn’t the case.

      • vin

        You’re right, he wasn’t good enough against lefties last year. But in his career he has held lefties to a .380 SLG (as oppose to .490 for righties). We’ll have to wait and see if 2011 was an outlier, or a new trend. Girardi will, rightly, give him the benefit of the doubt next year.

        • RetroRob

          Yeah, I was noting his less-than-stellar LOOGY stats last year as a reason why fans were on him. Since he was the only lefty and was often brought in to the game to get a critical out against a lefty, he often failed, annoying the Yankee faithful. Yet overall his numbers were solid, and his poor showing against lefties last year might very well have been due randomness and small sample sizes. The year prior he was excellent, and I hope that’s the pitcher the Yankees have in 2012.

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  • bpdelia

    I think Logan will continue to be a serviceable lhrp odds are last year was a freak sss outlier and you can basically flip that split for this year with a slightly lower slg against rub.

    Dare i say it…..this team is better than last year. Haven’t been this confident in the last couple of years.

  • https://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

    1.9 million dollars for Boone Logan.

    Curse my right handedness.