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Paul Byrd signs w/ tribe

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:45 pm
by perlick29
This just in from roto:

Paul Byrd has reached agreement with the Indians on a two-year, $14.25 million contract with a club option for a third season, reports FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.
He'll make $14 million for the next two years. The third-year option is worth $8 million and includes a $250,000 buyout. Byrd is passing up a reported three-year offer from the Royals. He'll join C.C. Sabathia, Cliff Lee and Jake Westbrook in the Cleveland rotation. With Kevin Millwood out or reach, the Indians could re-sign Scott Elarton or bring in another fifth starter. If they land Trevor Hoffman as a closer, they may allow youngsters to compete for the final rotation spot. Dec. 4 - 3:59 pm et


Discuss. :-?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:20 pm
by wrveres
wow ..

in his 10 year big league career. He has pitched 200 inning s only three times. 7 million ?

well Scott Boras and his boys are sure smiling.
They will start knocking on doors right around Christmas.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:26 pm
by Morrison8312
Not a good signing for that money :-t

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:26 pm
by PlayingWithFire
alright, KC will probably ends up with some scrubs like Elarton :,-(

Pitchers ARE being overpaid this off-season :-?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:34 pm
by whoseyourdaddy12
PlayingWithFire wrote:alright, KC will probably ends up with some scrubs like Elarton :,-(

Pitchers ARE being overpaid this off-season :-?


thin number of free agent SP's

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:37 pm
by Amazinz
PlayingWithFire wrote:alright, KC will probably ends up with some scrubs like Elarton :,-(

Pitchers ARE being overpaid this off-season :-?

Supposedly KC has been in negotiations with the Mets for Benson. Not sure for what though.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:07 pm
by so0perspam
And the madness continues. :-°

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:25 pm
by slomo007
Not a great deal, but then again there are pitchers making more money than this who are far worse (Milton comes to mind).

If he can stay healthy, I think the contract will work out pretty well. Obviously that is a big if though.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:41 pm
by kentx12
If Byrd stays healthy I dont believe it was a bad signing "Big if I know" He will be an ok end of the rotation starter.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:45 pm
by JustAnotherYanksFan
I actually don't think it's too terrible a signing. I think Byrd's pretty solid, and I think that's really what Cleveland needs. They've got a great lineup and a very good bullpen, so Byrd seems like just the right fit - a solid, if unspectacular, pitcher.

He also has good control, and he doesn't try to strike hitters out too much, so he's pretty efficient with his pitches. That should let him pitch a good number of innings without throwing too many pitches (and having too high a risk of injury).