It seems that I could make an Eloy Jimenez update / start pitcher extension dual post almost every blessed day. Today, the version is:
When Eloy Jimenez fought during service-time manipulation, it took short notice of Matt Davidson's first spring with Sox. Davidson rocked in the Cactus League that year, and his first cup of coffee with Diamondbacks suggested he could open the season in Chicago. The Sox sent him down to Charlotte, where he dissolved and needed three seasons to return to the majesties.
After Jimenez signed his extension, it took short notice of the nasty source Jose Quintana's endure before signing his life-changing part. But bad Jimenez went, it doesn't quite compare with Quintana's 30.00 ERA at that time.
James Fegan's statement on Jimene's press conference says Jimenez admitted to squeezing under the circumstances:
He admitted that the pressure to negotiate for $ 43m. Got his game a bit guaranteed ̵1; just as it hit José Quintana five years ago – but he wants to get back to the player, who not only could lower the hype but comfortably whip it up.
I don't want to put pressure on me, Eloy said. "I just have to be Eloy. I have to play hard and win a few championships."
Hopefully, Jimenez shows every time the purchase as the guy for whom he was traded. as possible, go 3-to-3 with his first trip in the spring by his return to big-league camp.
Theoretically, Jimenez would not be allowed to surface the MLB lineup until 10 days of the season when Sox has already chosen him to Charlotte, but he can get back on the opening day's roster with an injury to another.
Having come from a recent concussion, Nicky Delmonico seemed to be the most likely solution, but Sox chose him to Charlotte on Saturday. That said, Sox still has a few ways they can go:
* Jon Jay: He's been idle for 11 days because of a hip problem. Rick Renteria would be surprised if he does not make the opening day one's roster, but perhaps he sells the misdemeanor.
* Daniel Palka: He is 4-to-32 with four walks and 15 strikes since he came back from a pinch of hamstring so his ticket could be stamped to Charlotte regardless.
* Nate Jones or Kelvin Herrera: Both cast at reduced speed, ensuring surveillance. Herrera is less at the beginning when he is working his way back from foot surgery and he has been mildly effective. Jones on the other hand gives up high contact every single time out.
While the White Sox usually prefers to have eight relievers, they have days on three of the first eight days of the season and four of their first 14.
All the extended jars
Justin Verlander joined Chris Sale where he resigned from next year's free agent block and signed a $ 66 million two-year extension with Astros. Unlike the other extensions that were recently mediated, it does not get past 2021 and the expiry of the CBA, but Verlander will be 39 at that time, so it may be year-to-year territory regardless of the open market's health.
Sales five-year, $ 145 million extension with the Red Sox is official. The structure is front-loaded and there is some money deferred to lower the average annual value to $ 25.6 million, perhaps in an attempt to keep Mookie Betts and / or Xander Bogaerts in the fold. The structure:
- 2020: $ 30 million
- 2021: $ 30 million
- 2022: $ 30 million (opt-out by season)
- 2023: $ 27.5 million
- 2024: $ 27.5 million
Sales may have been better, but he also only threw 158 regular season investments with significant fluctuations in his speed in 2019. Had he reached free agency After the season, he could have been the subject of rather hard negotiations, so doubling his previous high wages could be the path of less resistance.
To his credit, his salary has never been to disturb him before, and he seems to be training in Florida:
& For me who lives in my house for two extra months, my son chooses up from school – I've done it to all his little league practices, & # 39; said Sale. "He has 14 games, I've been able to see six of them. I should be able to see it today, but I was pushed back so I have to pitch. We have to pitch the same day, so it's pretty cool.  I have two sons and get another baby, so I want to be in my family. I want to be down here. This is where I live, this is where I went to school, this is where Where I created my life For me, it's the best possible deal. In terms of money, it's what it is. & # 39;