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Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby chinch sacs » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:35 pm

per Rotoworld

Nationals signed LHP Gio Gonzalez to a five-year contract extension.
The deal runs through 2016 and also contains team options for 2017 and 2018. Gonzalez was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter as a Super Two qualifier, so the contract buys out at least one year of free agency. It's not clear at this point how much the deal is worth. Gonzalez, 26, boasts a 3.17 ERA and 184 strikeouts per year since the start of the 2010 season. He was acquired by the Nationals last month for a package of prospects.
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:16 pm

Can't find how much the deal is worth from any source....
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby JonC0226 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:41 pm

$42 million. Also, team options for 2017 and 2018.
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:24 pm

JonC0226 wrote:$42 million. Also, team options for 2017 and 2018.

Less than $9 million/yr seems like a great deal for them. The Mets are never getting out of last place :-X
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby JonC0226 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:32 pm

I am thinking they make a serious World Series run in 2014. Especially if they sign Fielder, which looks likely.
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby Urban Cohorts » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:39 pm

JonC0226 wrote:$42 million. Also, team options for 2017 and 2018.


That is one hell of a deal. Strasburg, Zimmerman, and Gio could be arguably the best 1-2-3 in a year or two.

JonC0226 wrote:I am thinking they make a serious World Series run in 2014. Especially if they sign Fielder, which looks likely.


From the looks of things now, I would imagine they have a good chance at grabbing a wild card spot as is. If they add Fielder, even more so. The Nats have done a great job. Come 2014, they could be on top of that division and for a while..
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby JonC0226 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:46 pm

Very true. If Bryce Harper turns out to be everything he is supposed to be then that team is gonna be scary. Michael Morse is a great power hitting first baseman even if they don't get Fielder.
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby bigh0rt » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:49 pm

JonC0226 wrote:Very true. If Bryce Harper turns out to be everything he is supposed to be then that team is gonna be scary. Michael Morse is a great power hitting first baseman even if they don't get Fielder.

I believe LaRoche is slated to be their 1B with Morse in LF
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby JonC0226 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:03 pm

Ah, well LF is better for his fantasy value.
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Re: Nats lock up Gio Gonzalez through 2016

Postby Element » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:06 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
JonC0226 wrote:Very true. If Bryce Harper turns out to be everything he is supposed to be then that team is gonna be scary. Michael Morse is a great power hitting first baseman even if they don't get Fielder.

I believe LaRoche is slated to be their 1B with Morse in LF


Correct. Morse played 1B last season because LaRoche was injured.

This is a heck of a deal for the Nats. They bought out his arbitration years and two years of free agency. He could make up to $65MM if they pick up his two option years.
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