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The New York Mets signed both John Rauch and Frank Francisco away from the Blue Jays, for $3.5 million/1 year and $12 million/2 years. Rauch and Francisco were both type B free agents that were offered arbitration, so the Blue Jays will receive two compensatory picks in the second round for losing them. The Jays will also receive a compensatory pick from losing Bengie Molina, as well as a supplementary pick for failing to sign Tyler Beede, giving Toronto six picks in the first two rounds of the 2012 draft. If Kelly Johnson doesn't agree to arbitration, or signs with another team, they could receive an additional two picks.Rauch signed this a one year contract for $3.5 million this past off-season and posted a disappointing year, with his ERA rising by more than a run and a half and his FIP by almost 2.5 runs. He struck out fewer batters than he had in any of the previous five years, and at thirty-three was starting to show his age. Frank Francisco, acquired in the off-season fo...
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