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Your pre-arbitration filing deadline signing scoreboard

Jan 19, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

King Felix’s extension is obviously the biggest news in advance of today’s deadline for signing arbitration eligible players, and we’ll update that story with the details of the deal as they become available. We’ve also already filled you in on Dan Uggla, Jody Gerut and Shaun Marcum.

In the meantime, here’s a rundown of some of the more minor arbitration-avoidance signings that have been coming pretty fast and furious in the past 24 hours:

  • Ryan Spilborghs, Rockies, $3.25 million with $1.15 million in incentives;
  • Chad Gaudin and Boone Logan, Yankees, $2.95 million and $590,000, respectively. Their real payment, however, is going to come in the form of a lot of free beers for telling hilariously off color Derek Jeter stories no one has heard before;
  • C.J. Wilson, Rangers, $3.1 million.  Wilson is on the Twitter, you know. According to a tweet last night, he’s not going to use his new dough to by a car, though, because he’s “already rollin hard on a Vespa.”
  • Chad Durbin, Phillies, $2.125 million;
  • Jared Burton, Reds, no details on the money, so I assume they’re paying him in Gold Star Chili coupons and boxes of JTM burgers;
  • Chad Qualls and Aaron Heilman, Diamondbacks, $4.185 million and $2.15 million, respectively.  Pfun Pfact: if you took the money Heilman will make providing slightly above average relief pitching for the Dbacks and put it in a San Jose redevelopment municipal bond, you’d realize $129,000 in income this year!
  • Anibal Sanchez and Renyel Pinto, Marlins,  $1.25 million and $1.075 million, respectively. I had these guys as Mariners earlier, if that tells you how much mental energy I’m spending following this stuff.
  • Tony Pena, White Sox, $1.2 million.  No, he’s not the converted shortstop Pena.

We’ll do our best to update this list as the day goes on, but really, it’s a crazy day for these kinds of signings, so lay off if we miss some random 23-25th roster spot fodder, OK?


  1. Jon KK - Jan 19, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Sanchez and Pinto are Marlins, not Mariners. Round-offs for Josh Johnson and Uggla maybe….
    You can delete this after reading.

  2. Old Gator - Jan 19, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    Sun comes up, it’s Tuesday morning. Craig was sleepwalking again. For Sanchez, it’s an act of faith on the part of the Feesh to see if he can come back from surgery. For Pinto, that’s probably going to come to about $51,000 per seventh inning three run dinger this year, assuming he can find the plate that often. He has stretches of worse control than a Cessna 411 in a flat spin. It wouldn’t have bothered me much to wake up and discover that Pinto was a Mariner, except that I know Loria’s teeth were cracking at the thought of having to write two more six figure checks, even if just barely, on the same day. Heee heee heee. With that Union gun to his head, he must be feeling a bit like Ownes the tavernkeeper facing Black Jackson’s Whitneyville Colt in Blood Meridian.

  3. Moses Green - Jan 19, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Jared Burton – Where can I redeem these Green stamps?

  4. Old Gator - Jan 19, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    You can’t. Green stamps are only accepted during the Rule 5 draft. However, the Player’s Association will accept Kentucky Fried Chicken gift certificates at a 30% discount.

  5. GBSimons - Jan 19, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Craig, any self-respecting Cincinnatian is holding out for Skyline Chili coupons over Gold Star.

  6. Old Gator - Jan 19, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Five ways. And those coupons damned well better include some oyster crackers. This isn’t the Feesh we’re talking about.

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