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Postby Diamond Miners » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:42 pm

Does anybody know anything about Rick Porcello's contract?

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/09/o ... out-9.html

A great rumor site has Porcello listed at $1.2m for 2009. Personally, I think he's more of a September callup for 2009 and a chance to make the rotation in 2010. Though I'd really like to see him pulled up middle of summer. Although with a rotation at the start of the year consisting of:
SP - Justin Verlander - $500K+
SP - Jeremy Bonderman - $12.5MM
SP - Armando Galarraga - $400K
SP - Zach Miner - $410K
SP - Nate Robertson - $7MM

But I have him on my minor league roster (1 of 7) and we keep 2 minor leaguers so I have a few decisions to make.
Good luck, feel free to PM me
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Re: Rick Porcello

Postby J35J » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:39 am

I'd be suprised if he sniffed any time at all next year. He's still plenty young and has quite a bit of stuff to work on yet.
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Re: Rick Porcello

Postby Noggy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:34 pm

J35J, you have to keep in mind that Porcello signed a major league contract. He may be young, but he'll also be out of options after the 2010 season. I know rushing a player isn't ideal, but having him potentially get knocked around in the majors without the choice of sending him back to the minors is bad for his development as well. I think he'll learn more in the next two years potentially bouncing between the majors and minors than he will just blowing away AA or AAA hitters.

I would say he'd be a September call up, but he probably would've reached his innings limit by then. So maybe he'll get the call in early-mid August. Maybe around the all star break if the Tigers really need the help.
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Re: Rick Porcello

Postby MikeeDee » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:38 pm

From Cot's Baseball Contracts
http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2005/0 ... rs_21.html

Rick Porcello rhp
4 years/$7.285M (2007-10), plus 2011-12 club options

signed 8/14/07 (Major League contract)
$3.58M signing bonus
07:$0.38M, 08:$1.1M, 09:$1.2M, 10:$1.025M, 11:$1.536 club option, 12:$1.344M club option


Based on the contract I wouldn't be surprised if he got called up as soon as he shows some success at the AA level. Especially if the team's either still not winning, or needs a David Price type boost.
He once hit a ball between my legs so hard that my center-fielder caught it on the fly backing up against the wall.

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Re: Rick Porcello

Postby hybrid » Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:27 pm

If the Tigers are smart, they will keep him down in the minors all year. The only exception would be a Sept. call up for him to pitch in relief. Otherwise there is no reason at all he should sniff the majors, he's still a kid and most his age would be starting only in High A.
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