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Sport Grading the deal: Yasmani Grandal, White Sox sign four-year, $73M deal

17:45  22 november  2019
17:45  22 november  2019 Source:   basketball.realgm.com

White Sox sign Grandal to 4-year, $73M deal

  White Sox sign Grandal to 4-year, $73M deal The Chicago White Sox and catcher Yasmani Grandal have agreed to a four-year, $73-million contract, the team announced on Thursday. OFFICIAL: The #WhiteSox have agreed to terms on a four-year, $73-million contract with free agent All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal (@YazmanianDVL08). Under terms of the agreement, Grandal will receive $18.25 million per year from 2020-2023. pic.twitter.com/dczzZo8UTE — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) November 21, 2019 Grandal, 31, is coming off a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, which he signed after rejecting the one-year qualifying offer the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered to him.

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a four - year , $ 73 million contract with free agent catcher Yasmani Grandal , the team announced Thursday. It is the biggest contract in the history of the White Sox franchise. The 31-year-old Grandal will receive .25 million per season through 2023.

The first truly big free agent signing of the offseason has gone down: the Chicago White Sox just announced that they have signed catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four - year , $ 73 million deal . Grandal , 31, was the best catcher available in free agency. He is coming off a fine year with the Milwaukee

It’s been a pretty rough offseason so far, with so much of the baseball world focused on the sign-stealing scandal down in Houston. Whether you’re in the “take away their World Series win, ban all their players for life and burn Jeff Lunhow at the stake while his family is forced to watch with their eyes held open a la A Clockwork Orange” camp or the “every team steals signs and, yes, the Astros’ violations of rules and accepted norms seem particularly egregious and certainly merits punishment, but maybe we should investigate other teams, too” camp, having something else baseball-related to ruminate on would be a more than welcome development. 

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

  Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The All-Star catcher agreed Thursday to a $73 million, four-year contract with the White Sox. “There’s a lot of young talent,” Grandal said. “The way I looked at it, this team could be a dark horse in the next year or so.”Grandal turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers last November.

CHICAGO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a $ 73 million, four - year contract with the Chicago White Sox , finding a more lucrative free-agent market now that he no longer is burdened by draft-pick compensation. Grandal will earn .25 million annually as part of the deal announced

Yasmani Grandal entered the offseason as the top free agent catcher for the second year in a row. This time, he got the deal he wanted. Grandal and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a four - year , $ 73 million contract Wednesday. The 31-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers

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The White Sox went out and did us all a solid, then, signing catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million deal. That would be the same Grandal who ranked 4th on my list of this offseason’s top ten free agents. Unless you’ve been living under a rock far away from the not-so-hot stove during our recent winters of discontent, or maybe you took a nap this morning and thought you’d pulled a Rip Van Winkle and slept until Spring Training, you’re probably shocked to hear that one of the best available players on the market inked a deal before Thanksgiving. I know I am. 

Grandal is coming off yet another excellent season in 2019, his first and last season with the Brewers. As you might remember, in last year’s troubling offseason, Grandal refused to be bullied into taking a deal for less than he felt he was worth and signed a one-year, $18.5 million, prove-it deal in Milwaukee. And prove it, he did, hitting .246/.380/.468 and providing excellent defense behind the plate, to boot. His 5.2 fWAR made him the second most valuable catcher in baseball by that stat in 2019, behind only J.T. Realmuto.

White Sox re-sign first baseman Jose Abreu to a three-year, $50 million deal

  White Sox re-sign first baseman Jose Abreu to a three-year, $50 million deal Free agent slugger and three-time All-Star Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a three-year, $50 million deal on Friday.One day after signing catcher Yasmani Grandal to a club-record four-year, $73 million deal, they agreed to re-sign slugger José Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract, the club announced on Friday.

The Chicago White Sox and catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a four - year , $ 73 -million contract, the team announced Thursday. Grandal , 31, is coming off a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, which he signed after rejecting the one-year qualifying offer the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered to him.

All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a $ 73 million, four - year contract with the Chicago White Sox , finding a more lucrative free-agent market now that CHICAGO (AP) — No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Yasmani Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason.

That gives Grandal five-straight seasons where he topped 4.0 fWAR. In the worst of those seasons offensively, when he hit .247/.308/.459 in 2017, he still posted a 102 wRC+, meaning he was 2% better than a league-average hitter at any position. In three of those five seasons, he posted a wRC+ above 120, which is extremely impressive for a catcher. Given that he is also a plus-defensive catcher, it’s far from a surprise that Grandal has been the most valuable catcher in baseball going back to 2015 by fWAR (24.9).

The elephant in the room is that Grandal is a catcher, one who just turned 31. I’m not sure whether catcher-years are more like dog-years or cat-years, but we all know that all that squatting ain’t good for the body. There’s some positive takeaways on that front at least. Grandal (879 games) doesn’t have as much mileage on him as, say Buster Posey, who is the same age and has caught 1258 games. Regardless of that, when time comes for him, as it does for all backstops, Grandal is certainly in a position where he can decline some and still provide excess value there or elsewhere. He walks a ton, and hits for power. Basically, his bat plays well enough that you can move to him first or even DH him. The price is a completely sensible one for one of the best catchers in the game, even if he’s on the wrong end of the aging curve. 

Yasmani Grandal on Astros: 'If you're not cheating, you're not trying, I guess'

  Yasmani Grandal on Astros: 'If you're not cheating, you're not trying, I guess' Yasmani Grandal on Astros: 'If you're not cheating, you're not trying, I guess'Yasmani Grandal, fresh off his new four-year, $73 contract with the Chicago White Sox, was a guest on 670 The Score in Chicago Thursday afternoon when he commented that the Astros "were doing whatever they can to win," by allegedly stealing signs and relaying pitches to the batters, before adding, "If you're not cheating, you're not trying, I guess. It got them a ring.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal has signed a four - year , $ 73 million contract with the White Sox . (Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images). Yasmani Grandal , the switch-hitter who is consistently among the most productive catchers in the game, on Thursday agreed to a free-agent contract with

Yasmani Grandal signed with the White Sox Thursday on a four - year , $ 73 million contract, making him the biggest MLB free agency signing thus far. The Mets offered Grandal a four - year , million deal last offseason, but Grandal rejected it, betting on himself with a one-year, .25 million

So, there’s not really much to nitpick about the deal on Chicago’s end. They’ve got bushels of young talent coming up and now they’ve got a proven, elite player to help out their young pitchers with some top-notch framing abilities. As a left-handed hitter who walks a lot, he also addresses a couple of their biggest needs on offense. 29-year old incumbent, free-agent-to-be catcher James McCann’s breakout 2019 (.273/.328/.460, 2.3 fWAR) was a pleasant surprise, but Grandal is a serious upgrade and now they can dangle McCann for some help elsewhere on the roster. 

On another note, it’s the biggest contract ever handed out by the White Sox and, while that’s sort of damning with faint praise, it’s good to see them committing actual money to a player who will most certainly improve their team, with so many young players on the rise and a division that’s really up in the air. This signing alone isn’t going to propel them to the top of the division; that will depend on the development of said young players. But it’s certainly certainly a step in the right direction for a big-market team who’s somewhat notorious for failing to bring in needed reinforcements when they’ve had players like Chris Sale, Adam Eaton and José Quintana under team control. 

All-Star catcher James McCann agrees to a 1-year, $5.4 million deal with the White Sox

  All-Star catcher James McCann agrees to a 1-year, $5.4 million deal with the White Sox CHICAGO - James McCann had a career year in 2019 with the White Sox. He'll have to adapt to a new role in 2020 because of the team's acquisition of fellow catcher Yasmani Grandal, but he's still part of the Sox's plans. McCann and the club avoided arbitration, agreeing Monday to a one-year, $5.4 million deal for 2020. He'll be a free agent after the 2020 season. The McCann signing comes less than two weeks after the Sox signed Grandal to a four-year, $73 million contract, the largest in team history, on Nov. 21.

The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms Thursday on a four - year , $ 73 million contract with free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal . Grandal will receive .25 million per season through 2023 on a contract that sets a franchise record for total money. The two-time All-Star enjoyed a career season with the

All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a $ 73 million, four - year contract with the Chicago White Sox , finding a more lucrative free-agent market now that he no longer is burdened by draft-pick compensation. Grandal will earn .25 million annually as part of the deal announced Thursday, Nov.

After the last couple of agonizing starts to the offseason, one of the top free agents received a deal that is perfectly reasonable before we're done with all of the leftover turkey. It feels like that hasn’t happened since before I was born. Whether or not this portends more mid-level teams taking advantage of the tight-pocketed teams at the top lowballing free agents into waiting until Spring Training or later to sign or being strong armed into taking a one-year deal remains to be seen, but this signing is per se a good thing. May all the top free agents find homes as easily as Grandal.

Grade for Grandal: A

Grade for the White Sox: A

Grade for Baseball in General: A

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