Tell me this isn't fucking badass.
The Jays and Casey Janssen have officially agreed to a 2-year, $5.9MM contract, with a $4MM club option on a third year with no buyout. The kind folks at twitter have finally given me the newest version, and thus, I can now do this:
Casey Janssen will earn $2MM in 2012 and $3.9MM in 2013 on his two-year extension with the @BlueJays, MLBTR has learned.The Jays once again avoid an arbitration hearing, and have done so for 15 years or so.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@mlbtrben) February 13, 2012
Yoenis Cespedes is officially signed with the A's, and here is ESPN's take.
MLBTR is telling us that AJ Burnett to the Pirates is looking more and more likely, and that the Pirates are likely to absorb $13-15MM, while giving a prospect or two. Too much! Someone at Beyond the Boxscore did something like I did last week, trying to assign a nominal value to AJ Burnett.