Jan 19, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT
- Jeff Francoeur, Mets, $5 million. I’d lay into the guy here, but at this point I’d be like ripping on that awful, horrible girl you used to date but dumped last year. It just says more about me than it does about him at this point. Though, if you want to quote me as calling Francoeur an awful, horrible girl, I’m not going to stop you.
- Huston Street, Rafael Betancourt, Rockies, $22.5 million over three years for Street, $7.55 million over two years for Betancourt. Colorado thinks that one-year deals are for suckers. Aaron is going to have more on the Street deal shortly.
- J.J. Hardy, Twins, $5 million. I wish I got a raise after having a crappy year;
- Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals, $5.45 million. Ditto;
- Josh Hamilton, Rangers, $3.25 million plus incentives tied to postseason awards. I’m assuming that that does not include awards bestowed by Deadspin;
- Jason Bartlett, Rays, $4 million, coming off a really spiffy year. Word is that the Twins will give Tampa Bay back Delmon Young if they, you know, want a do-over;
- Casey Janssen, Shawn Camp, Blue Jays $700,000 and $1.15 million, respectively. This one makes me sad. The Jays were supposed to be getting all tough on their arb cases this year, and now we’ll never know how tough.
- Jorge Cantu, Leo Nunez, Marlins $6 million and $2 million, respectively. For all of the noise, there’s still nothing stopping the Feesh from trading Cantu. Or Nunez. Or Uggla. Or Johnson. If they’re not within striking distance of the Phillies come June they’ll unload and have a rebuilding argument that, while not really plausible, will be enough to make everyone just roll their eyes, forget going after them via a grievance and let the Marlins be the Marlins;
- Carlos Gomez and Rickie Weeks, Brewers. Weeks gets $2.75 million. We don’t know Gomez’s money. He made $437,500 in 2009, which is better than you did;
- George Sherrill, James Loney and Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers. Sherrill gets $4.5 million, Loney $3.1 million and Kuo $950,000. In addition, Jamie McCourt gets Tuesday visitation, every other weekend and alternating holidays;
- Howie Kendrick, Angels, $1.75 million. That’s a lot of money for a guy they won’t let hit against righties.
- Rajai Davis, Athletics, $1.35 million. A good second half for Davis, though he can’t be too happy about Coco Crisp coming to town. There are a lot of random outfielders floating around between Oakland and Sacramento, and someone is gonna think they’re getting boned at some point.
- Jonathan Sanchez, Giants, $2.1 million. There are incentives here too. If the Giants were bright they’d consider dealing him and his no-hitter juju to someone for some offensive help, but I don’t give Sabean that kind of credit for creativity.
I’m sure more deals will spill out throughout the afternoon. We may deploy our version of Danny Herrera for mopup duty on this stuff later today.
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