Monday, June 2, 2014

#SPRINGLETON HAS ARRIVED

Breaking from Evan Drellich at the Chronicle: Jonathan Singleton is set to be promoted from OKC to Houston for tomorrow night's game against the Angels.

And more from Jeff Passan: There's a long-term contract involved, worth up to $35 million. Five years, $10 million guaranteed, with three team options.

Further contract details from Jerry Crasnick: Singleton gets $9.5 million guaranteed over the first five years, with a $500K buyout. The three option years are worth an additional $20 million guaranteed, with up to $5 million in incentives.

You can read Passan's complete article here. Notable quote: "The Singleton contract is the first ever long-term extension for a player with zero major league service time."

No official word yet from the Astros on the promotion, or on a corresponding roster move. But if I'm Marc Krauss or Jesus Guzman, obviously I'm very nervous right now...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please please please please please let this be the beginning of the end for all the dead wood on the roster.

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah. Best of luck to Mr. Singleton.

Anonymous said...

Why not take a look at this type of deal for BAD MF? At the very least, he should be a very prouctive relief man over the next five years.

Cockroach said...

Anonymous #3: I'd be very surprised if Luhnow & Co. haven't already begun working on such an offer with Folty. Remember that they also made similar offers to Matt Dominguez, Robbie Grossman, and George Springer - all of whom reportedly turned the offers down. Singleton is just the first one to accept.

Anonymous said...

You think Bob Grossman regrets not taking the guaranteed money?

Anonymous said...

You think Luhnow regrets offering it?

Cockroach said...

Honestly, no. I think it's much too soon for him to regret anything. Obviously the first half of April didn't go the way he wanted, and he ended up getting demoted, but he's hitting .300/.391/.400 in the last week since returning to Houston. VERY small sample size, of course, but if he can maintain production anywhere remotely close to that, then betting on himself by turning down Houston's first offer could still pay off for him in a big way.

Anonymous said...

CR,

Grossman doesn't have the prospect profile of the Killer S's. It is a big, long odds, bet for a 4th outfielder with less than a year of serivce time to turn down 12 million guaranteed.

Cockroach said...

Valid point, and true. But one has to assume that if Grossman turned down the deal, he felt that he had valid reasons for doing so. My point is that it's still only two months into the season, so I don't think that enough time has passed for him to reasonably regret whatever caused him to turn down the deal in the first place.