Re: Rs vs Rays stunning Aug stat
posted at 9/2/2013 11:32 PM EDT
Price still has 2 arb years. His injury this year may keep his numbers down enough to make him affordable for one more year, but I do think the Rays will deal him before he walks after 2015. If they do as well as they did with Shields and Garza, they should get a boost from those players at some point after 2015.
They can afford Longoria for several more years. He's under $15M until 2021. They will probably deal him in 2020. That's a long way away.
Zobrist has a $7M and $7.5M club option for 2014 and 2015. That's a steal. Capitalism at it's best.
They have Moore locked up at a very low cost until 2019.
Y Escobar has 2 seasons at $5M club options.
D DeJesus has a $6.5M club option for 2014 with a $1.5M buyout.
Peralta has a $3M, $2.5M, $2.5M and $2.5M club option for the next 4 years.
Jeff Niemann returns from injury next year at a low arb cost
The players who will be free agents this year?
Jesse Crain ($4.5M), Roberto Hernandez ($3.25M), Luke Scott ($2.75M), Fernando Rodney ($2.5M), Kelly Johnson ($2.5M), James Loney ($2M), Jose Molina ($1.8M)
I see their team looking pretty well set for years to come:
Price 2014 2015
Moore 2014 2015 16, 17, 18, 19
Archer 2014 2015 16, 17, 18 19 (last arb)
A Cobb 2014 2015 16, 17 (last arb)
Hellick 2014 2015 16 (last arb)
Niemann 2014 (last arb)
J Ordorizzi (pre-arb)
C Lobaton (2017 last arb)
1B (Free Agent)
2B Zobrist (to 2015)
3B Longoria (signed to 2023, pretty cheap until 2020)
SS Escobar (club options until 2015)
LF DeJesus (2014)/Fuld arb to 2016)
CF Jennings (arbs 2015 to 2017
RF W Myers (arbs from 2015 to 2018)
DH M Joyce (arb to 2015)
Subs: S Rodriguez (arb to 2015), Beckham, Lee, Guyer, Gimenez
Pen: Peralta (to 2017 option), J McGee (prearb), A Torres (prearb), C Ramos (pre-arb), Colome (pre-arb), J Wright (pre-arb), several others