Tuesday, November 28, 2006

FA Update: Cards Sign Kennedy, Wells, Bennett, and Marrero

Today, the Cardinals made their first "splash" into the non-returning FA pool. Bernie reports the Cards have signed Adam Kennedy to a three-year deal and signed/re-signed Kip Wells, Gary Bennett, and Eli Marrero (minor league) to undislosed deals (link). No firm financial terms for these deals is available at the present time, but when they become available, I will be sure to update this post. Money-wise, both Bernie and the Toronto Star had discussed a 3 year/$15 M figure for Kennedy, but Ken Rosenthal is reporting the deal at 3 years/$10 M (link). I find Rosenthal's numbers hard to believe, but if accurate, it could be a steal ... we'll just have to wait and see. I should have a post on Adam Kennedy/2B up later this evening that I was in the process of writing as the news broke.

UPDATE (3:45):
Both Jerry Crasnick and Ken Rosenthal are now reporting the Kennedy contract at 3 years/$10 M, so I think we can be fairly confident in that figure ... we'll have to wait and see on the year to year breakdown, clauses, etc. Also, the Bennett contract has been reported by the Post Dispatch as a one-year deal and Mike Claiborne has reported the Kip Wells contract at one year as well (no financial terms on those deals available yet, though).

UPDATE (4:10):
(Link) Financial terms for 3/4 deals are now available (not Marrero's).

Kennedy
: 3 years/$10 M (as reported) ... $2.5 M in 2007, $3.5 M in 2008, $4.5 M in 2009 (no word of any options)
-Will discuss at more length in a subsequent post, but a solid deal that stops the merry-go-round at 2nd base for the forseable future without breaking the bank ... weren't many (if any) superior options available for the price ... initial grade: B+

Wells: 1 year/$4 M
-Solid upside signing to solidify the back end of the rotation; could be #4/5 starter depending on subsequent moves. Under Duncan's tutelage (if healthy), could have #3/borderline #2 stuff ... probably a better signing than Woody Williams at 2 years/$12.5 M. Would have liked to see a club option if he flourishes like Suppan, Weaver, etc. and the pitching market continues to hyper-inflate. Can't complain about $4 M, though ... leaves money to go after bigger fish for 2 open rotation slots (Schmidt, Lilly, Weaver, Padilla, Suppan, Meche?) ... initial grade: B

Bennett: 1 year/$850 K, mutual $900 K option for 2008 w/$50 K buyout
-Wasn't super impressed with Bennett's defense/arm, but was much better than Diaz. Showed he can be a decent hitter at times (ahem, Cubs series) and was reported to be a good clubhouse presence. Made better by the Marrero signing ... initial grade: C+

UPDATE (6:40)
And last and least ... per Bernie through Viva El Birdos:
-So Taguchi will apparently be back as well, but no discussion of contract or terms ... so much for Schumaker as the Taguchi replacement ...
-Jocketty and Schmidts' agent have had several "good" conversations and the Cards will make a competitive bid ... I'll withhold judgement until "competitive" is further qualified into length and $$$ (at first glance I'd much prefer a Lilly/Weaver combo) ...

8 Comments:

At 3:25 PM, Blogger PAK said...

I really like the Marrero signing. The guy can play the corners and put up a .958 OPS over the last year against lefties. I think we may have found our lefty masher, and really gotten him at a steal!

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger KardiacKiehl said...

Agreed on Marrero. I was sad to see him go when he was traded to ATL along with JD Drew. He certainly isn't an everyday player anymore (maybe he never truly was) and he has had a history of injuries, but he is versatile (OF, some infield, 3rd catcher) and I always felt he could hit if put in the right situations (the La Russa special). With a minor league deal, this is really a low-risk play with high upside. Best-case, he's Spezio #2 ... worst-case he's probably called up sometime during the year to replaced someone who is bound to be injured. Probably the diamond in the rough for the day.

 
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