Sean Marshall Gets Paid

Sean Marshall Gets Paid


Sean Marshall Gets Paid

Postby angiegraham116 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:13 am

After the Cubs shuffled him between your bullpen and the rotation for four seasons, Sean Marshall finally found his home within the bullpen. In 80 relief appearances, Mashall allowed only 25 runs, striking out nearly 11 batters per nine innings on the way to a 2.28 FIP and a pair of.2 WAR. The Cubs see Marshall his or her setup man for the future behind closer Carlos Marmol. To that Johnny Oduya Jersey particular effect they handed Marshall, eligible for arbitration the very first time this year, a two year contract worth $4.7 million ($1.6 million this year and $3.1 million in 2012).
Using the model the first, second, and third arbitration seasons pay players 40%, 60%, and 80% of the market price respectively, this deal would be the equivalent of a two year, $9.17 Jason Spezza Jersey billion dollar contract on the free agent market. That figure would place his contract value almost exactly backward and forward bullpen arms recently bought through the Oakland As: Grant Balfour (2 years, $8 million) and Brian Fuentes (24 months, $10 million).
Interestingly enough, two years ago both players posted similar seasons to Marshalls 2010. Balfour was a key cog in the 2008 Rays postseason run, posting a strikeout rate above 12 per nine innings and a pair of.22 FIP in 58 innings. Fuentes was Kari Lehtonen Jersey excellent for a Rockies team which finished well out of contention, striking out just under 12 per nine innings and recording a 2.24 FIP. Both seasons bear eerie similarities to Marshalls breakout 2010.
Given that Balfour and Fuentes are two years taken off their excellent seasons and havent been pretty much as good since, Marshalls deal looks good, coming at 27 and immediately after the excellent season. However the relatively poor performance seen from Balfour and Fuentes (2.8 WAR within the four total seasons) in the 2 yrs past tell the rather predictable tale of precisely how fungible relievers can be.
Sean Marshall showed excellent peripherals this year and appears to be much more suitable for a relief role than the usual starting role (even moreso than the typical starter). He should come up with a solid relief career, although its po sible that we might never see him reproduce this career year. The Cubs probably Dino Ciccarelli Jersey should have simply gone year-to-year and hedged their bets on a drop-off in performance or an injury. But when Jim Hendry and also the Cubs value the financial security this deal presents, they probably arent losing out on an exce sive amount of surplus value by pulling the trigger on Marshalls second year of arbitration early. The market clearly values middle relievers highly Dallas Stars Jersey enough enough where teams are paying seven figures for the afterglow of years like Marshalls 2010. If your team will go multiple years with a reliever, better to do so with young, arbitration eligibles like Marshall than veterans like Balfour and Fuentes.
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