Tony Gwynn Gets Two Years

So much for wondering if Tony Gwynn was going to get tendered:

Tony Gwynn Jr.’s deal with the #Dodgers is for $2 million over two years. He will earn $850,000 next season and $1.15 million in 2013.

I’m kind of at a loss on this one, but I’m trying to do it with the right reasoning. Unlike, say, Adam Kennedy, Gwynn has value and deserves a spot on a major-league roster. Unlike, say, Juan Rivera, the yearly cost is not jaw-dropping and is in fact a pretty good rate for his services. So at face value, fine.

Yet it’s the second guaranteed year that’s really galling here, and I’m not just talking about the obvious jokes regarding Ned Colletti handing out two years to every warm body he can find. (Speaking of which, Rivera must be wondering what’s wrong with his agent right now, right?) Unlike free agents like Mark Ellis, Chris Capuano, or Aaron Harang, players who had to be lured off the open market with the promise of a multiyear deal, Gwynn was under team control. They merely needed to tender him a contract, and he’d have been theirs for 2012. Would he have made more than $850k? Probably, but not by a whole lot; it almost seems that in order to save a lousy $200k right now, Colletti felt it was worth it to hand out a second guaranteed year.

Of course, we all hope Colletti won’t be around to see that second year, and maybe he knows as such and just doesn’t care. Gwynn will be around, though, just like all the other mediocre veterans signed this winter. Don’t like the 2012 club? That’s unfortunate, because 2013 looks like it’ll be more of the same, just another year older and probably without Andre Ethier.

Gwynn’s a decent piece to have around, and the money is small, so it’s not worth getting too upset about this. It’s just another two-year commitment to an easily replaceable player that didn’t need to happen.

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