Jump to content


Reds Sign Derek Dietrich


mrchainsaw
 Share

Recommended Posts

He probably didn't want it as he thought he would get more on the open market from a team that he hoped had a better chance at the postseason. Seems that a lot of free agents have been fooled by their agents into thinking that their markets are larger than they actually are.

 

But he was non-tendered. Marlins decided very early to not offer him a contract after last season, indicating he wasn't part of the plans. Now I kind of think it didn't have anything to do with money, really. lol

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But he was non-tendered. Marlins decided very early to not offer him a contract after last season, indicating he wasn't part of the plans. Now I kind of think it didn't have anything to do with money, really. lol

 

Yeah, usually after a guy is non-tendered, he's not happy with the team to come back at the lesser price (which was the reason for the non-tender). That's why I'm thinking that the money they signed Walker for could've gone to Dietrich, but he probably didn't want it for multiple factors, some being what I mentioned. Also, with the Reds, he's closer to his hometown in Cleveland. So, that is another factor.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, usually after a guy is non-tendered, he's not happy with the team to come back at the lesser price (which was the reason for the non-tender). That's why I'm thinking that the money they signed Walker for could've gone to Dietrich, but he probably didn't want it for multiple factors, some being what I mentioned. Also, with the Reds, he's closer to his hometown in Cleveland. So, that is another factor.

 

Reds also offer him a better chance to have bigger numbers. Hitters park. He could beef his stats up more and land a better contract next off-season in theory.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Reds also offer him a better chance to have bigger numbers. Hitters park. He could beef his stats up more and land a better contract next off-season in theory.

 

Yes, that's another big factor. Very good point. In theory, if he does get the ABs there, he could be looking at entering the market off of a potential 25+/- HR .270+ avg season, as a lefty bat, who "plays" multiple positions, at age 30. That could potentially get him a 3 or 4 year deal of good $$$.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, that's another big factor. Very good point. In theory, if he does get the ABs there, he could be looking at entering the market off of a potential 25+/- HR .270+ avg season, as a lefty bat, who "plays" multiple positions, at age 30. That could potentially get him a 3 or 4 year deal of good $$$.

 

This back handed comment made me lol

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think the # in arby would have been closer to $4 million. 

 

$4 million for the longest tenured Marlin on the team (2013).  Giving the fans an ounce of “hey, I at least recognize that guy”.  

 

$4 million for 15-20 HR’s on a team that will be starved to score runs.  

 

Getting rid of Deitrich was almost as dumb as getting rid of Wittgren. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...