December 28th: The Giants have officially announced the acquisition of Rodgers. Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area.
December 23rd: Giants and Relief taylor rogers reportedly agreed to a three-year, $33 million deal. Athletic’s Ken RosenthalFrontline client transactions are physically pending.
Rogers, 32, joins his twin brother in the San Francisco bullpen as a right-hander. Tyler Rogers I am already in a club. The left-handed Taylor was one of the top relievers available in free agency this offseason and he was arguably one of the best southpaws. He posted his 4.76 ERA across the Padres and Brewers combined and traded jerseys as part of a team so infamous that he entered the open market a little bit of a pity. Josh Hader trade.
But it wasn’t as bad as the ERA seems. His 30.7% strikeout rate and his 6.9% walk rate are both well above average and pretty much in line with his career marks. His 42.4% ground ball percentage was below the league average, but he was just 0.5 percentage points. A strand rate of 63.5% may have been the cause. That’s about 10% below his career standard of 74.1% and his 2022 league average of 72.6%.
Advanced metrics were preferred as Rogers posted 3.31 FIP, 3.26 xFIP and 2.64 SIERA in 2022. These numbers are more in line with his form prior to 2022. From 2016 to 2021, he has appeared in 319 games with the Twins, posting a 3.15 ERA, 27.9% strikeout percentage, 5.9% walk rate, and 47.8% ground ball percentage, all of which are higher than the league average hurler. A few ticks were excellent. His 4.76 ERA in 2022 didn’t look great, but he had a long track record as a highly effective big league reliever, and that figure probably wasn’t what he deserved. MLBTR predicted he could secure his three-year, $30MM contract, and he came out earlier than that.
Given the Giants’ lack of reliable southpaw relievers, Rodgers makes a lot of sense. Prior to this agreement, Scott Alexander When Sam Long He was the only left-hander predicted to be in the bullpen. Alexander has had great results, but he’s been injured frequently, and he hasn’t reached 20 innings in the MLB since 2018, and he’ll be 34 next season. Long has only played 40 games in the majors, and his ERA is 4.55. Given these options, it makes a lot of sense that the club is looking to improve in this area.Rogers needs to slot in close behind Camilo Doval For high leverage work. For teams still looking for a left-handed addition to the bullpen, top options should Rodgers be taken off the board include: Andrew Chafin, Matt Moore When blood hand.
Assuming an even distribution of the $11 million unit, roster resources now calculate the club’s salary to be just over $191 million and a competitive balancing tax of $208 million . That salary amount is well above his $155 million opening day last year, according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, although in the past he’s made more than $200 million. It’s unclear how much they plan to spend this winter, but he still has some way to go before hitting the base threshold for the luxury tax of $233 million.
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