"Jean has all the tools to be a star-level player," Dipoto said. "He's been that the past year and a half and we're thrilled to make him part of our family for the next five, and possibly six, years."
I've got to admit I'm a little surprised -- more so given his two DL stints thus far.
[super delayed Edit]
Numbers are $70M over 5 years (2018-2022) with a $17M club option for 2023.
Edited by Dag Gummit, Yesterday, 09:24 PM.
Herschel Mack Just call me 'Boog' Powell IV has just been promoted to The Show for the first time and is hoping to stick around for a couple dozen years or so.
Joe Snake Eyes Wieland has been a mid-K, super-low-BB, Groundball machine in the minors and has a ~90 mph FB. With his potential for masterful zone control, he's looking like the textbook Dipoto-type SP.
Gone, but not forgotten AAPs:
Something horrible happened to Franklin and Elias. Franklin was as sexy a blue-chipper as the M's have seen in a while, but it never materialized. Elias was a bulldog with lots of Moxy, but fell off. Miller, after looking like he'll never stick at SS or learn the OF, is forcing the Rays to play him somewhere because of his bat.