Re: ROSTER going NORTH should be out this.......
posted at 3/28/2013 1:55 PM EDT
In response to ThefourBs's comment:
In response to seannybboi's comment:
Even if JBJ makes the team out of ST, Sox can send him down to minors and complete the required service times to slow the FA clcok. But do FO really care for that extra year? Let's put it this way. We will see him now instead of in 2018 or 2019 whenever that extra year falls in. Who knows we would have a replacement just like JBJ later.
All that is true.
The Sox can send him dowm, at any time, for 20 days.
A small price to pay for an extra year of control, IMO.
We could have his replacement.
Or, he could continue to be so good, that we'll be kicking ourselves for not buying an extra year on the cheap.
If I thought the Sox season hinged on getting off to a great start and thought they absolutely need JBJ to accomplish that, I'd say the hell with the extra year.
But, I think Lester, Buccholz and Dempster are going to have far more to say about how fast the Sox start, than JBJ.
I also don't think any other AL East team is in a position to run away with the division, in the first two months of the season.
I dont understand where there the Sox would be getting a year on the cheap? The MLB Minimum Salary is $480,000, so lets assume the Sox are generous and give him contract offers with sligght raises for the 3 years he is pre arbitration. So, 2013, $480K, 2014, $510K, 2015, $550K. Then Arb would kick in and he would get 3 years of Arbitration $, which assuming he was a Superstar would still be hard to guess. but if he got Ellsbury $ we would be talking 2.4MM, 8MM, and 9MM.....then we would be able for FA $, which again we have an Unknown , but lets say, great but not top palyer in the game, 15MM in 2019.
If the Sox retain the year of control, by keeping Bradley down for the 1st 10 games, though it would push back his Free Agency eligibilty it would not push back his Arbitration years, because he most like would be Arb Eligible after 2 years Service time instead of the 3 years. This would mean, he would make the Same salaries as above and then in 2019, he would still be Arb eligible and he could end up getting just as much in Arbitration in 2019 as he would in Free Agency, if not more, if he say got hurt in 2018. See the Super Two Arb rule below. All in all, even considering year of Control in the decision, rather than who would be the best players on our Roster, is not a necessarily a good business decision as many have said.
Q: When does a player become eligible for salary arbitration?
A: A player with three or more years of service, but less than six years, may file for salary arbitration. In addition, a player can be classified as a "Super Two" and be eligible for arbitration with less than three years of service. A player with at least two but less than three years of Major League service shall be eligible for salary arbitration if he has accumulated at least 86 days of service during the immediately preceding season and he ranks in the top 22 percent (increased from 17 percent in previous agreements) in total service in the class of Players who have at least two but less than three years of Major League service, however accumulated, but with at least 86 days of service accumulated during the immediately preceding season.