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Nats lock up Ruiz
« Topic Start: March 10, 2023, 08:55:42 PM »
https://twitter.com/barrysvrluga/status/1634371059116810240

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People with knowledge: the Nationals have agreed to terms with catcher Keibert Ruiz on an eight-year extension that includes two club options that could bring total value to $50M.

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #2: March 10, 2023, 09:29:48 PM »
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https://twitter.com/barrysvrluga/status/1634371059116810240

Oh my goodness.  About f'ng time they did this for someone.  Congrats Keibert! you were stuck behind Smith and Barnes in LAD 2 years ago and now you are set for life. 

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« Reply #3: March 10, 2023, 09:31:48 PM »
:shock:

Abrams next please?

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #5: March 10, 2023, 09:38:13 PM »
Did they….. Just gamble on an extension?

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #7: March 10, 2023, 09:40:02 PM »
Two weeks after he left Boras too


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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #9: March 10, 2023, 09:42:42 PM »
Correlation?
Theres no way Boras would have let him sign away three years of free agency. Not without some sort of opt outs. Would have been fine with 50 million in exchange for 1 year of free agency. 3 plus two options is freaking stealing.

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« Reply #10: March 10, 2023, 09:50:22 PM »
Wow, this is awesome. At first glance I thought this seems extremely team friendly. But considering it goes through his pre-arb and arb years it seems fair for both sides. Great news.

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #11: March 10, 2023, 09:59:11 PM »
Luis Garcia made the same move from Boras to Octagon Sports, maybe he's next.


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« Reply #13: March 10, 2023, 10:22:25 PM »
Luis Garcia made the same move from Boras to Octagon Sports, maybe he's next.
They should be cautious with Luis. If he can’t hit he is totally worthless with that defense. The jury is still out on whether he can play 2B. 

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« Reply #14: March 10, 2023, 10:36:45 PM »
From Ruiz’s perspective doesn’t this seem like an awful deal?   AAV of less than $7 million a year.
Fangraphs valued his 2022 performance at $13.8 million.

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #15: March 10, 2023, 11:05:51 PM »
Man that's an awesome deal for the team. Hopefully a sign of things to come.

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« Reply #16: March 11, 2023, 06:51:22 AM »
From Ruiz’s perspective doesn’t this seem like an awful deal?   AAV of less than $7 million a year.
Fangraphs valued his 2022 performance at $13.8 million.

He wouldn't have hit arbitration until 2025 IIRC, but still this is awesome!

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #17: March 11, 2023, 10:57:18 AM »
From Ruiz’s perspective doesn’t this seem like an awful deal?   AAV of less than $7 million a year.
Fangraphs valued his 2022 performance at $13.8 million.
Well, the higher pay up front probably is worth more in a high interest environment, so those out years of free agency are worth less.  Add in the risk of catching (knees, concussions, other contact), there's a lot going for signing early.

As for me,  the only jersey I ever bought was Soto.  Stuck away from Rendon, JZ, other favs because they weren't locked  up.  I think I buy a Ruiz City Connect.

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« Reply #18: March 11, 2023, 11:10:42 AM »
They actually moved early for once :shock:

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #19: March 11, 2023, 11:43:43 AM »
They actually moved early for once :shock:
Yes. Not possible if he had stayed with Boras.

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« Reply #20: March 11, 2023, 12:01:30 PM »
Well, the higher pay up front probably is worth more in a high interest environment, so those out years of free agency are worth less.  Add in the risk of catching (knees, concussions, other contact), there's a lot going for signing early.

As for me,  the only jersey I ever bought was Soto.  Stuck away from Rendon, JZ, other favs because they weren't locked  up.  I think I buy a Ruiz City Connect.

I have plenty of Nats T-shirts but have never bought a jersey. I think a Ruiz jersey is in my near future.

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« Reply #21: March 11, 2023, 12:02:23 PM »
My favorite is a Zimmermann jersey. Ironically one of the best non-signings they’ve ever made

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Re: Nats lock up Ruiz
« Reply #23: March 13, 2023, 03:24:36 PM »
I heard the Nats extended Ruiz for 8 years, $50 million, with a couple of options.

Really deserves a thread.

To be fair, I think "extend Ruiz" maybe should be closed and the post-agreement posts be merged into G-burg's thread.  Good job G-burg.

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« Reply #24: March 13, 2023, 06:22:23 PM »
:shock:

Abrams next please?

Yes, please!  Great news on Ruiz.  Who represents Abrams?  Tell me it's not Boras!  :pray: