10:36pm: Mark Tobkin of the Tampa Bay Times Provides a meltdown, with Margot making $7 million in 2023, and $10 million in 2024, followed by a $12 million mutual option for 2025 that comes with a $2 million purchase.
2:21 pm: Rai is said to be in agreement with the defensive player Manuel Margo On a two-year extension, $19 million, pending material. Terms will start in 2023 and you will buy the first two seasons of Margot for free agent eligibility. The 27-year-old was on track to enter the open market for the first time after this season. He and the club have already agreed to his $5.6 million salary for his final qualifying year to arbitrate, and this will reportedly not be affected by this extension. He represents Margot Wasserman.
Margot has spent the past two seasons in Tampa after coming from Padres on a 2019-20 season deal. In both years, he posted numbers slightly below average on the board. Margot had 623 board appearances on 166 games as Ray, posting a .258/.317/.375 cumulative streak with 11 home runs. He did a good job of putting the ball into play, scoring only 15.2% of his board appearances, but Margot didn’t shoot to get much power and didn’t equalize often.
While Margot has been a regular hitter for the greater part of his career, he is an excellent defensive player. Saved defenses have been maintained and the Ultimate Zone rated as an extra gauntlet across all five full seasons of the league. This was true no matter where it belonged. Margot is more than capable of handling the center field, and has been absolutely excellent at moving into the right field with respect Kevin Kiermayer Last season. There was no better defensive player than Margot on the Statcast Oates above average scale, which he tied to 16 above average plays.
Tampa Bay has implemented robust defenses overseas for years. This is due in large part to the presence of an otherworldly midfielder in Kiermayer, but players like Margot, Britt Phillips And the Randy Arosarina They did a good job in their own right. Rays’ front office seems to be focused heavily on outside defense, so it’s not too surprising that they’d like to keep Margot in the fold.
Rays is set to open a 2022 campaign with a player salary record in the $83 million range, according to Jason Martinez of Roster Resource. However, there are only about $15 million in collateral for next season. The Rays will have another huge judging class, but Tampa Bay is never afraid to transfer ARB-qualified players for younger, more affordable options. Last night’s trade from Austin Meadows Tigers fit this bill, and it opened up an opportunity for the highest possibility Josh Lowe For an extended look at the Major League.
It now looks like Lowe, Margot and Arozarena are in place at Tampa Bay’s home field for 2023. Kiermayer heads into the guaranteed final season of his contract. He could be controlled next year with a $13 million club option, but the Rays could look to trade him or simply buy the option if they are satisfied with Margot as their everyday quarterback. Tampa Bay is said to have explored potential Kiermaier deals for a few seasons, but they are yet to press such a move.
Margot’s extension removes one of the best midfielders from the upcoming free proxy market. Brandon Nemo It’s set to headline that rather weak category, with Kiermayer being the second best option if his choice is rejected. Beyond that duo, the utility factor Henry HernandezAnd the Tyler Naken (Who is the best in the corner) and veterans Lorenzo Cain And the Jackie Bradley Jr. They seem to be the best players available.
Tenchy Rodriguez It first reported that Rays and Margot had agreed to a two-year, $19 million extension. Mark Tobkin of the Tampa Bay Times Specify that the deal will buy his first two seasons with the free agent.
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