A.J. Ellis & Ronald Belisario Avoid Arbitration

It should probably say a lot about how badly we want news right now that this is a tweet we’ve actually been waiting for:

Ellis made slightly more than the $1.7m Matt Swartz of MLBTR had projected for him, and though that’s still far less than he’d get as a true free agent, $2m is still a pretty big raise from the $490k he got last year. Honestly, I wouldn’t have minded seeing him get a two year deal, but this is fine. Belisario wasn’t included in the projections and should probably just be happy he’s getting paid in American money and not in cigarettes or whatever passes for currency at the county prison.

With the salaries set, we can turn Ellis & Belisario from blue to green on the payroll sheet. By my count, I have them at $229.79m in 2013 contracts; including all outlays — dead money, minimum salaries, posting fee, etc — that’s $271.49m. It’s a fun time.

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Guitar
Guitar

"During one particular tirade with an umpire, Weaver headed to the dugout  screaming, 'I'm going to check the rule-book on that' to which the  umpire replied, 'Here, use mine.' Weaver shot back, 'That's no good - I  can't read Braille.'"

 

HAHAHAHAHA. Effing brilliant.

 

RIP, dude.

jWerthfan
jWerthfan

I'm late to this post, and almost skipped it. And I'm not going to sift the comments this time to see the other similar comments I'm sure have been dropped. But I just want to say that this: "Belisario wasn’t included in the projections and should probably just be happy he’s getting paid in American money and not in cigarettes or whatever passes for currency at the county prison." caused a coffee to spew forth thru nostrils. In other words: well done!

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

Viet, I need homeopathic cold remedies. Thx. ;)

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Mayaguez's 5-4 loss to Caguas in the first game of the Puerto Rican championship series. His postseason BA is up to .255.

Sangro Azul
Sangro Azul

OKC got on some UGLY-ASS uni's right about now...

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Watching live baseball thanks to Caribbean

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

The thing reporters seem to be overlooking in all of this is the tax advantages of owning the stadium and the improvements drive the tax benefits even higher. Mark Walter is a financial genius. Flank Macdouche squeezed almost a billion out of a 10 billion dollar citrus fruit at the very least. Wow

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

Mark Walter aint signing shit until he makes damn sure what it's going to be worth to his empire! However much they have to pay MLB is however much they go back to the table with for a bump in the rights fees!  

Dodgersrdabomb
Dodgersrdabomb

who's going to spring training this year? I think i'll be able to go this year...how many days left til pitchers and catchers?

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

Looks like Dodgers leaning towards a deal with Time Warner... La times has a story on it but I can't link from my phone atm

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DINGERS!

Time to face mortality. One of my oldest friends got hitched and the reception is tonight. Off I go!

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MSTI OG

Does Scruffy have an opinion on Persona 4?

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MSTI OG

Donnie "i leave my SP in til they die" Mattingly should watch this Clubhouse episode

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

 @Kewldood69 She's not a homeopath. Best to Google it or go to a homeopathic pharmacy and talk to them.

Kewldood69
Kewldood69

@Scruffy is it me or is Mitch Williams a living bobble head?

efb
efb

 @Wash Bucket Wow, if it aint the Dodgers it's hard for me to care lol 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

 @Scruffy I'm not that upset about Kenley, but KERSHAW??? That's just insane...

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

 @Scruffy Very raw. Needs consistent ABs and a full season in the minors before we can render any true assessment. ETA in LA is 2014 for a September call-up, 2015 for full roster (assuming there is room).

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MSTI OG

A man who starves does not know a bad meal

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MSTI OG

You should follow me on twitter. I got da hookups

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@capnsparrow @Wash Bucket That's cuz he's learning not to Tommy or Torre his pitchers

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Because the bash brothers were so esteemed

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MSTI OG

not a sociopath, im not from Oakland

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MSTI OG

101000011001.........2

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MSTI OG

Wait til reg season when i link all the pirated blackout games

efb
efb

 pretty good quality for streaming too!

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MSTI OG

I know one guy who could make an argument in support of this team.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @Wash Bucket yeah, that whole thing... i tried to make a joke but man.. it is so grotesque (those folks)

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TEAM BREEZY THINKS IM UGLY AND FAT. BASICALLY ROSEANNE

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Wash Bucket Managing Pitching is the most important aspect of skippering a ball club.Without the catchers and the pitching coaches imput, it's not going to work

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@capnsparrow @Wash Bucket managing pitching can be tricky, like art. Theres a lot to pay attention to,and if the manager or pitching coach doesnt spot an issue, that's when all Hellboy breaks loose.

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @Wash Bucket The double switch has its place for 2 reasons first to change the batting order to get a hitter in where you want him and second to allow a reliever to stay in for a couple of more outs. Oh and relievers run dry too. For different reasons. Sometimes they aren't effective and should get a quick hook.

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@Wash Bucket that's the manager trying to outsmart the game. Too many try to skate around the need for R&R in sports, just like the service. And players don't want to seem weak

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

So you dont like the double switch

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @IBBFTW I agree with Bill James that baseball is slowly changing but The 1 inning a day doesn't work. A reliever should come in when the starter runs dry. Then stay in til his spot in the order comes around. He gets hit for. Whether it's 2 hitters or 8. And unless the race is so tight you can't go any other way. They shouldn't be used every day. Recovery is a part of all athletic endeavors. By using a guy for only 3 outs you are trying to cheat the absolute need for recovery.

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I do wonder if we can trust him with young pitching prospects. He didn't really do enough about Guerra or Rubby