Awards: Arguments And Arbitration

I know I’m basically a day late and a dollar short. But, I wanted to give me thoughts on the situation.

I realize that everyone that is basically smart no more puts any stock, nor do they care, about the awards season. They chalk it up to being stupid –and most of the time they are right– and just move from there. Hey, look at the fact that both Michael Pineda and Dustin Ackley combined for one first place voted. What a poor, poor job. Oh and the argument being based around an obvious poor knowledge of FIP and/or “lack” of playing time. It’s just sad. I don’t know what else to say about that. 

I don’t care for either of these arguments as both are just plain stupid or lack the understanding for which they are arguing.

Whatever man, I guess we’ll all be glad come arbitration time for both of these guys. Speaking of which, I’ve thought a lot about possible extensions for both Ackley and Pineda.  I wonder if the Mariners might want to consider it starting next year as Pineda could very likely be a super-2, assuming of course that the time in service rules don’t change with the pending CBA. I’m sure we’ll be bringing that up next off-season. Just a weird thought that followed the arbitration thought.

Topics: Dustin Ackley, Michael Pineda

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  • maqman

    The cost increase in arbitration decisions as a result of any of the major, or even minor, awards is not insignificant. If they could sign either Pineda or Ackley to a contract like the Rays got Longoria to sign they should do it ASAP. Pineda might go for something like that but I doubt Ackley will. Pineda did not get the big signing bonus Ack did and he is smart enough to know pitchers careers can be over at any pitch. A contract the sets him for life can be very attractive to a young guy in his position. When Ack comes up for his first arbitration off-season they might sign him for 3 to 6 years at a reasonable price, compared what he would get year to year.

  • maqman

    The cost increase in arbitration decisions as a result of any of the major, or even minor, awards is not insignificant. If they could sign either Pineda or Ackley to a contract like the Rays got Longoria to sign they should do it ASAP. Pineda might go for something like that but I doubt Ackley will. Pineda did not get the big signing bonus Ack did and he is smart enough to know pitchers careers can be over at any pitch. A contract that sets him up for life can be very attractive to a young guy in his position. When Ack comes up for his first arbitration off-season they might sign him for 3 to 6 years at a reasonable price, compared what he would get year to year.

  • maqman

    The cost increase in arbitration decisions as a result of any of the major, or even minor, awards is not insignificant. If they could sign either Pineda or Ackley to a contract like the Rays got Longoria to sign they should do it ASAP. Pineda might go for something like that but I doubt Ackley will. Pineda did not get the big signing bonus Ack did and he is smart enough to know pitchers careers can be over at any pitch. A contract the sets him for life can be very attractive to a young guy in his position. When Ack comes up for his first arbitration off-season they might sign him for 3 to 6 years at a reasonable price, compared what he would get year to year.

  • maqman

    The cost increase in arbitration decisions as a result of any of the major, or even minor, awards is not insignificant. If they could sign either Pineda or Ackley to a contract like the Rays got Longoria to sign they should do it ASAP. Pineda might go for something like that but I doubt Ackley will. Pineda did not get the big signing bonus Ack did and he is smart enough to know pitchers careers can be over at any pitch. A contract that sets him up for life can be very attractive to a young guy in his position. When Ack comes up for his first arbitration off-season they might sign him for 3 to 6 years at a reasonable price, compared what he would get year to year.

  • StevenKoster

    you are an idiot if you think either of them should have been rookie of the year

  • valenica

    Ackley’s a Boras client. There’s like a 1% chance he doesn’t try to hit FA asap. Pineda’s a little different. I do think ultimately we’ll buy out his arbitration years and extend him for a couple of his FA years at below market. Doubt it happens anytime soon though.

  • StevenKoster

    you are an idiot if you think either of them should have been rookie of the year

  • valenica

    Ackley’s a Boras client. There’s like a 1% chance he doesn’t try to hit FA asap. Pineda’s a little different. I do think ultimately we’ll buy out his arbitration years and extend him for a couple of his FA years at below market. Doubt it happens anytime soon though.

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