Not the best way to rebuild in my opinion and not the best use of $45M. The guy has not been healthy in two years, is a career .250 hitter and had only one really good season. But the altitude could mean a nice HR boost from a fantasy perspective and the move shows a commitment to improvement that could mitigate the negative side of moving RJ.
Thursday, December 9, 2004
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to sign free-agent third baseman Troy Glaus to a four-year, $45 million contract, a newspaper reported Thursday.
The Arizona Republic said Glaus agreed terms late Wednesday night and his signing would be announced by the Diamondbacks at a news conference Thursday at Bank One Ballpark.
Diamondbacks officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment on the newspaper's story.
The Republic said Glaus would be given a $4 million signing bonus and a salary of $8.25 million in 2005, $9.25 million in 2006, $10.75 million in 2007 and $12.75 million in 2008 with none of the money deferred.
The Anaheim Angels declined to offer salary arbitration to Glaus on Tuesday, cutting ties with the 2002 World Series MVP.
A three-time All-Star, the 28-year-old Glaus missed most of last season because of a right shoulder injury that required surgery on May 21. He batted .251 with 18 homers and 42 RBIs in 58 games.
Glaus led the American League with 47 homers in 2000, then hit 41 the following year. He has three 100-RBI seasons, but shoulder injuries have slowed him the past two years.