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Two signings happened this afternoon that weren't really worth a post on their own, but were significant in the grand scheme of things. The Mariners agreed to a one-year deal with Jason Bay, and the Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year deal with Eric Chavez. Bay will make less than a million dollars (as expected), while Chavez will make $3 million in Arizona in 2013.
I wrote about Bay potentially signing with the Mariners earlier this afternoon, essentially saying that it's a PR move that doesn't make the team better in the long-term and only has the possibility to enhance Bay's value for next offseason where he looks for a bigger payday. The Mariners likely won't compete in the AL West with or without Jason Bay on their team, and it just seems weird for the team to commit to him instead of going with a younger player that might contribute for more than just the 2013 season.
The Chavez signing is more interesting, because along with the Jeff Keppinger sign...
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The Mariners finally made a move while at the Winter meetings. While the Seattle franchise has been linked to just about every free agent that can hit above .220, the M’s agreed to terms with Mets outfielder Jason Bay.
I had a rush of emotion about this when I heard about it. First I got caught up in the memories of Bay’s 36 home runs for the Red Sox in...
The Mariners have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Jason Bay on a major-league contract and are close to finalizing, reports CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman.
Bay was released early last month by the Mets with $21 million remaining on his contract. His Seattle salary will be deducted from the Mets’ obligation to him.
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no announcement by the team.
The 34-year-old Bay is hoping to resurrect his career with the Mariners after three disappointing and injury-plagued seasons...
The Seattle Mariners and free-agent outfielder Jason Bay have agreed to a one-year deal worth more than $1 million, according to sources.
Bay and the New York Mets ended their unproductive relationship after three disappointing seasons when they agreed on Nov. 7 to terminate the outfielder's contract with one guaranteed season remaining.
After signing a $66 million, four-year...
Free-agent outfielder Jason Bay is set to join the Seattle Mariners. Bay has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Mariners, according to reports Wednesday. The team had yet to announce the deal. In November, Bay and the New York Mets parted ways after three seasons. He had one guaranteed year left on his four-year, $66 million contract. The oft-injured Bay hit...
The Seattle Mariners have signed outfielder Jason Bay, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports. The deal is for around $1mm, Greg Johns of MLB.com adds.
Bay still had one year left on his four-year $66mm deal he signed with the Mets. The parties however agreed to part ways which allowed Bay to sign with his home town Mariners.
During his time in New York, he not only battled...
The third base market continues to clear. Eric Chavez is now off the market, as the Diamondbacks signed the veteran to a one-year, $3 million deal Wednesday.
As the contract suggests, Chavez is unlikely to be a full-time player in Arizona. However, given the myriad struggles the club experienced at third base last season, we can expect Chavez to play a significant role. He hit .281...
We knew this was coming eventually.
NASHVILLE While blockbuster rumors swirled, the Diamondbacks tidied up their bench and catching situations Wednesday, signing free agent veterans Eric Chavez and Wil Nieves to fill reserve roles at third base and catcher.Chavez, who would figure to get most of his at-bats against right-handers while spelling Chris Johnson at third, signed a one-year, 3 million contract. He hit 16...
Damned if I know.But if he did have, say, a week's headzup, could he have made a deal or signed Eric Chavez?The price of thirdbasemen jumped yesterday. And right now, we don't have one.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed third baseman Eric Chavez to a one-year deal worth $3mm, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Chavez who spent the last two seasons with the Yankees, hit .281/.348/.496 with 16 home runs and 37 RBIs in 313 plate appearances.
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