Saturday, January 12, 2008

Braves, Athletics reach agreement

According to Buster Onley, the Braves and Athletics have reached an agreement. The deal isJoey Devine and $5.325 milion for CF Mark Kotsay. Billy Beane essentially bought Joey Devine. Devine, a 24-year-old right-hander, was a first round pick in 2005, and has pitched 19.2 innings in the majors, compiling a 6.86 ERA. Last year, Kotsay played in 56 games in 2007 after having back surgery, hitting .214 with 15 extra-bases hits in 206 at-bats. In 2005, before Kotsay began having serious back trouble, he batted .280, with 51 extra-base hits and a .325 on-base percentage.

Yesterday, the Brewers and Mike Cameron reached an agreement that would pay the ex-Met $1.25MM via the signing bonus and will pay him about $4.22MM in base salary. Cameron missed out on $780K due to his 25 game suspension. This looks like a good signing for the Brew Crew, and good luck to Cameron, who I sorely miss.

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In other news, Bartolo Colon, who remains unsigned. Was on the verge of signing with the Mets last week, but the Mets backed off after taking a closer look at the condition of his right arm.


Marc said...

Oo. Competition.