million, three-year contract.

New to freshwater? This is the place to post!

million, three-year contract.

Postby elaine95 » 2019-01-28 01:42

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming under baseball’s luxury tax threshold for the first time since the penalty started in 2003.Boston and Washington remain the only teams on track to pay the tax his year Burch Smith Jersey , according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the commissioner’s office for clubs and obtained by The Associated Press.The Yankees’ updated luxury tax payroll is $192.1 million, an increase from $178.8 million at the season’s start. New York is set to finish below this year’s $197 million threshold even with possible performance bonuses of $500,000 for pitcher CC Sabathia pitching 155 innings and $125,000 for infielder Neil Walker reaching 425 plate appearances, plus the addition of nearly $3,000 a day for each September call-up on expanded 40-man active rosters.New York has paid the tax in 15 straight years, a total of $341 million.Boston’s luxury tax payroll was at $238.4 million on Aug. 31, up from $233.9 million on opening day. That boosted the projected tax for the AL East-leading Red Sox to $11.3 million from $9.4 million. Boston, which has the best record in the majors, added pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and second baseman Ian Kinsler ahead of the July 31 trade deadline.Washington’s luxury tax payroll was second at $203.9 million, an increase from $201.1 million that raised the projected tax of the nearly eliminated Nationals to $2.1 million from $1.2 million.Both figures may go up because of earned bonuses and call-ups.San Francisco has cut luxury tax payroll slightly to $195.3 million from $196.7 million on opening day.The Los Angeles Dodgers are next at $194.5 million Blaine Boyer Jersey , up from $182 million on opening day. The Dodgers have had the highest tax bill for the past four seasons and have paid nearly $150 million over the last five years.New York and Los Angeles are set to reset their base tax rates from 50 percent to 20 percent of the amount over next year’s threshold of $206 million. That would put them in better position heading into a free-agent class that includes Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson and potentially Clayton Kershaw, who has the right to opt out of his deal with the Dodgers.Boston’s base tax rate was 30 percent in 2016 but reset to 20 percent because the Red Sox dropped under the threshold last year. Under the surtax in the collective bargaining agreement that began last year, the rate for the Red Sox rises to 32 percent on the amount above $217 million this year and to 62.5 percent on the amount above $237 million.Because Washington paid the tax last year, the Nationals’ base rate is 30 percent.Base rates will increase next year to 30 percent for Boston and 50 percent for Washington.Luxury tax payrolls are based on the average annual values of contracts of all players on 40-man rosters and include $14,044,600 per team in benefits. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired two-time All-Star shortstop Jean Segura from the Seattle Mariners for veteran slugger Carlos Santana and infielder J.P. Crawford on Monday.The Phillies also get left-hander James Pazos and righty Juan Nicasio in the trade.“Shortstop was an area we didn’t get a lot of production,” Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said. “Segura moves the needle for us as far as win expectancy.”Segura hit .304 with 10 homers, 63 RBIs, 20 stolen bases and had a .341 on-base percentage last season. He is signed through 2022 and is owed $60 million. He also got a $1 million bonus for approving the deal.It was the second major deal of the day for the Mariners. They also sent second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz to the New York Mets for five players Trevor Cahill Jersey , including two top prospects and outfielder Jay Bruce.“Carlos Santana has been among the most durable players in the big leagues over the last eight years and has been a fixture in the middle of lineups during that time,” Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said. “He gets on base, he does damage at the plate and is quite an underrated first baseman. J.P. Crawford gives us a young shortstop who is very athletic and fills up the tool box; he hits, he runs, he plays defense, he throws, he has power. For the last four running, he’s been among the top 20 prospects in baseball.”Seattle went 89-73 this year and hasn’t made the playoffs since 2001, the longest postseason drought among the four major pro American sports. The Phillies, who added Santana and Jake Arrieta last offseason, finished 80-82 after leading the NL East in early August.Santana batted a career-low .229 with 24 homers Melky Cabrera Jersey , 86 RBIs and a .352 OBP in his first season in Philadelphia after signing a $60 million, three-year contract.“Carlos is one of my favorite players in the league,” Klentak said. “I love the way he plays the game… I love everything about the guy.”Moving Santana allows the Phillies to move Rhys Hoskins from left field to his natural position at first base. Philadelphia’s team defense last season was among the worst in the majors.Crawford, a 2013 first-round pick, hit .214 in only 49 games. He’s been plagued by injuries and has only 187 career at-bats.Pazos was 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 60 appearances, covering 50 innings. He struck out 45 and walked 15.Nicasio was 1-6 with a 6.00 ERA in 46 games. He pitched in two games for the Phillies in 2017.Klentak said he’s still exploring other moves. The Phillies had All-Star lefty Patrick Corbin in town for a visit last week. The team is also interested in sluggers Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, among other hitters.
elaine95
Addicted member
 
Posts: 518
Joined: 2018-05-29 01:16

Return to Getting started!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron