The Diamondbacks— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) November 7, 2018
- ran a franchise-record $141 million payroll last year
- are losing 10 FAs from an 82-80 team
- could have ~$129 million still on the books
They also want to get
- cheaper this year
- better this year
- better long-term
Will the Diamondbacks Have a Fire Sale [The Athletic]
Zach Buchannan’s above tweet says pretty much everything one needs to know about the position Hazen is in as teams get ready for the winter meetings. Unloading Zack Greinke, Paul Goldschmidt, Robbie Ray, and David Peralta would save the team $62.8 million dollars. It would also cut the team WAR by 15.1 bWAR.
If true, the the entry to get in on the Bryce Harper sweepstakes exceeds 10 years/$300 million.
C.C> Sabathia will continue pitching in 2019. The stored veteran agreed to a 1 yr/$8 million deal to continue pitching for the Yankees.
After making it to the World Series again, Dave Roberts has apparently saved his job in Los Angeles.
After being widely reported that Seattle has decided to tear it all down, Jerry Dipoto says, “Not so fast.”