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AAOP: At least we took out insurance on Wright's Contract

Below are my following proposals for the 2017 NYM:

A note about Familia: While Everybody is Innocent until Proven Guilty; I am going to error on the side of caution and target extra bullpen help. I also prorated his salary; 70% based on a possible suspension.

My Basic Plan Was:

1. Add a Right Handed Bat

2. Add Bullpen Depth-Was in the plan before Familia news, he got warn out down the stretch.

3. Add Lineup Flexibility

Keeping our own: No Surprises Here

PLAYER

SALARY

DECISION

Bruce, Jay

13

Pickup option

d'Arnaud, Travis

1.7

Tender

deGrom, Jacob

4.5

Tender

Duda, Lucas

6.725

Tender

Edgin, Josh

0.8

Tender

Familia, Jeurys

8.7

Tender

Flores, Wilmer

1.9

Tender

Harvey, Matt

5.2

Tender

Niese, Jonathan

0.5

Buyout option

Reed, Addison

10.6

Tender

Reyes, Jose

0.5

Pickup option

Rivera, Rene

2.2

Tender

Wheeler, Zack

1

Tender

Free Agents: I worked out an extension with Neil Walker, Bringing back Kelly Johnson and Blevins, Added Carlos Gomez and a bit of a "prove it" Deal. Also adding Dexter Fowler.

Player

Length

$

$/Year

Gomez, Carlos

1

$ 8,000,000

$ 12,000,000

Mutual Option 12 million for 2nd year

Blevins, Jerry

2

$ 8,000,000

$ 4,000,000

Fowler, Dexter

4

$ 64,000,000

$ 16,000,000

Johnson, Kelly

1

$ 2,000,000

$ 2,000,000

Smith, Joe

3

$ 15,000,000

$ 5,000,000

Walker, Neal

3

$ 45,000,000

$ 15,000,000

Total FA:

$ 142,000,000

$ 54,000,000

Trade:

Jay Bruce and Josh Edgin to SF Giants for Will Smith:

The Giants are in need of an OF and I can't see them paying Mark Trumbo or somebody similar $60m. I think the few quality bats on the market are going to get overpaid. They already have a few good young arms in the bullpen. This deal lets the Giants off the hook financially. Edgin is an added piece to add lefty depth to their pen.

The Met's get a very good relieve and possible setup man in Smith. Added Bonus; Smith & Smith (Will and Joe) can be known as the law firm in the 7th and 8th and Every time Will comes out of the pen I hope they play Getting' Jiggy Wit It (you old guys can google that).

The Final Product:

  • Terry can set the OF however he wants he has some flexibility with Fowler, Gomez and Grandy, all three can play CF. I wouldn't even mind seeing fowler in LF. The roster does not include a true 5th OF. However, Kelly Johnson has played LF and can do so in a pinch.
  • I know I am going to get beat up for leaving Conforto and to an extent Nimmo off the roster. However, they are a great luxury to have in case of injury.
  • I am also looking at Conforto and Nimmo as possible trade chips for a corner infielder (Abreau, Frazier, Goldschmidt if we are willing to pay). Both of ours are fragile and I doubt will be able to make it a full season.
  • I kept Reyes on the roster instead of trading him and sent TJ Rivera down for the same reason mentioned above. I don't see Wright doing much this year (I hope he can prove me wrong).
  • I also tendered Rene Rivera only because some of the staff seemed comfortable with him. I will be kicking tires all season for an upgrade at the right price.
C d'Arnaud, Travis SP1 Syndergaard, Noah
1B Duda, Lucas SP2 deGrom, Jacob
2B Walker, Neal SP3 Matz, Steven
SS Cabrera, Asdrubal SP4 Wheeler, Zack/Harvey, Matt
3B Wright, David SP5 Gsellman, Robert/Lugo, Seth
RF Granderson, Curtis
CF Gomez, Carlos
LF Fowler, Dexter
Bench1 Johnson, Kelly CL Reed, Addison
Bench2 Flores, Wilmer SU Smith, Will
Bench3 Lagares, Juan RP1 Smith, Joe
Bench4 Reyes, Jose RP2 Robles, Hansel
Bench5 Rivera, Rene RP3 Blevins, Jerry
RP4 Goeddel, Erik
RP5 Verrett, Logan
Limbo Familia, Jeurys


Player

Pos'n

ML Srv

2017

2018

2019

2020

Blevins, Jerry

LHP

$ 4,000,000

$ 4,000,000

Cabrera, Asdrubal

ss-2b

9.027

$ 8,250,000

$ 2

d'Arnaud, Travis

c

$ 3

$ 1,700,000

A2

A3

FA

deGrom, Jacob

rhp-s

2.139

$ 1,700,000

A2

A3

A4

Duda, Lucas

1b

$ 5

$ 6,750,000

FA

Familia, Jeurys

rhp-c

4.03

$ 6,090,000

A3

FA

Flores, Wilmer

ss

$ 3

$ 1,900,000

A2

A3

FA

Fowler, Dexter

OF

$ 16,000,000

$ 16,000,000

$ 16,000,000

$ 16,000,000

Goeddel, Erik

rhp

$ 1

$ 500,000

A1

A2

Gomez, Carlos

CF

$ 8,000,000

$ 12,000,000

Granderson, Curtis

rf

$ 11

$ 15,000,000

FA

Harvey, Matt

rhp-s

4.072

$ 5,000,000

A3

FA

Johnson, Kelly

Util

$ 2,000,000

Lagares, Juan

cf

3.16

$ 4,500,000

$ 7

$ 9

$ 1

Matz, Steven

lhp-s

$ 1

$ 500,000

A1

A2

Reed, Addison

rhp

5.001

$ 10,500,000

FA

Reyes, Jose

ss

$ 13

$ 550,000

FA

Rivera, Rene

c

5.07

$ 2,200,000

FA

Robles, Hansel

rhp

$ 2

$ 500,000

A1

A2

A3

Smith, Joe

RHP

$ 5,000,000

$ 5,000,000

$ 5,000,000

Smith, Will

LHP

$ 2,300,000

A2

Syndergaard, Noah

rhp-s

1.149

$ 500,000

A1

A2

A3

Verrett, Logan

rhp

$ 1

$ 500,000

A1

A2

Walker, Neal

2b

$ 15,000,000

$ 15,000,000

$ 15,000,000

Wheeler, Zack

rhp-s

$ 3

$ 1,000,000

A2

A3

FA

Wright, David

3b

12.075

$ 20,000,000

$ 5,000,000

$ 4

$ 0

TOTAL - NYN

$ 139,940,000

$ 57,000,009

$ 36,000,013

$ 16,000,001

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