Re: BREAKING: Ryan Dempster will not pitch for #RedSox in 2014
posted at 2/16/2014 1:11 PM EST
So Drew turned down 14.1 in arbitration and made 9.5 million last year. The Sox should split the difference and give him another 1 year at 11.5 million.
The deal comes with a 1 year TEAM option at say 13.5. So the total contract would be 2/25 if the Sox want it to be that way.
The deal can come with a 3 year PLAYER option that Drew has to decide if he'll opt into if the team option is refused. Something like 3 years 16.5 million. So the total deal would be more like 4/28. So Drew gets a chance for long-term security if he wants it.
Drew's team option should have incentives like:
- 250k for over 75 games started, 500k/90, 750k/110, 1 million/125 and 1.5m for 140+ games started
- 1 million if he doesn't go on the season ending IR bumped to 2 million if he doesn't go on the 60 day DL and 3 million if he never has a trip to even the 15 day DL.
- 500k for an all-star game, 750k for a gold glove or silver slugger.
- 250k for an OPS above .720, 500k/.740, 750k/.760, 1 million/.780, 1.25m/.800, 1.5m/.815, 1.75m/.830, 2m/.845, 2.25m/.860 2.5m/.875, 2.75m/.890 3m over .900
So if Drew plays say 130 games at SS in 2015 (never against lefties) betters his career best .836 OPS to .846, never goes on the DL, makes the all-star team and wins the silver slugger/golden glove awards that 5.5 million would turn into the 13.5 million amount the team option the Sox turned was for.
If he just starts around 95 games and makes one or two 15 day DL appearances but no a 60 day DL and improves just a little on the .777 OPS he had last year (up to .782 say) he'd turn the 5.5m base into 9 million.