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John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:56 pm

Ken Rosenthal via Twitter

Buck and Marlins in agreement on 3 yrs, $18M. Pending physical.


Nice contract for Buck. I'm sure Cito will be getting his cut. Jays get a supplemental round draft pick.

This is the biggest signing out of FA by the Marlins since they signed Delgado in 2005, and just after they traded Uggla. Are they trying to get the MLB Front Office off their backs by spending some money?

I thought Buck would wait for V-Mart to sign before making a decision, but this certainly is a nice contract. Buck was one of the guys the Red Sox were interested in, so it will be interesting to see who they pursue now.
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby Fenway Punk » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:00 pm

I wonder if they plan to play him in CF or 2B at all, eh? !+)
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:28 pm

just out of curiosity, what was Uggla's agent asking for salary wise?
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:35 pm

wrveres wrote:just out of curiosity, what was Uggla's agent asking for salary wise?


I believe Uggla wanted 5yr/$71M

The Fish offered 4yr/$48M.
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:38 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:
wrveres wrote:just out of curiosity, what was Uggla's agent asking for salary wise?


I believe Uggla wanted 5yr/$71M

The Fish offered 4yr/$48M.
then i'd have traded him for rice and beans too .. did you see the guy in the allstar game? he sucks.
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:42 pm

They had him valued at $12M/year long-term (and he apparently is worth more to other teams), and they had him short-term for whatever arbitration would award him (almost guaranteed to be significantly lower than that). So right there, they lost value. They also lose two first round picks in 2012. And then they give John Buck, who is a coin-flip away from having a sub-300 OBA, $18M over 3 years. They lost a lot more talent than they gained, and they don't even save money. It just doesn't make sense. It especially won't make sense in 2013 when they could have Cameron Maybin, 2 first round picks a year into their development, and more financial freedom without 33 year old John Buck taking up 15% of their payroll.
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby dAnzac » Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:29 am

They're only spending this because they're forced to.

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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:12 pm

kimchi_chigae wrote:Ken Rosenthal via Twitter

Buck and Marlins in agreement on 3 yrs, $18M. Pending physical.


Nice contract for Buck. I'm sure Cito will be getting his cut. Jays get a supplemental round draft pick.

It's like salt in the wound, isn't it? What a dumb deal...
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Re: John Buck Signs with the Marlins - 3yr/$18M

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:27 pm

dAnzac wrote:They're only spending this because they're forced to.

Scum bags :-t


Pretty much, just get a cheap power bat at a scarce position with far less commitment. I wouldn't want to lock up Uggla for 5 years either though.
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