Guillen details emerge

DMZ · December 3, 2006 at 12:57 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

$5m base, ~$3m more possible in incentives. $9m option for 2008. He expects to play right field.

I’m not too distressed over the money, since there are a lot of ways they could have spent a lot more over a longer period of time. And, I’m about 50% annoyed that this likely means Snelling heads to Tacoma/the bench despite being generally awesome and 50% hopeful this means they’re thinking Guillen plays right the bulk of the time, Snelling plays left, and Ibanez moves to DH… or something happens along those lines. I’m willing to give this some time.

As now quoted many places:
“It’s to play in right field,” he said. “All of the discussions we had were about me being in right field.”


53 Responses to “Guillen details emerge”

  1. Matthew Carruth on December 3rd, 2006 9:13 pm

    M’s paying possibly 8 million for a .766 OPS right fielder

    If the Ms end up spending all 8M on Guillen than he would have performed better than a .766 OPS

  2. MickeyZ on December 4th, 2006 6:54 am

    #49, if there is no one worth spending big bucks on then why don’t they save their money until next year? We sure don’t look like we’re going to compete this year, why not concentrate on trading for prospects so that one day we can compete again?

    #51, is that true? What are his incentives? I thought incentives all had to be about playing time.

  3. vern on December 5th, 2006 6:51 pm

    Guillen looks like a typical M’s signing to me. A sort of name player who they can get for not that much money in order to make the fans think they are doing something. He’s a slight improvement on Carl Everett.

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