Sunday, December 05, 2010

Werth In Seven Years

So seven years for 31-year old Jayson Werth, eh? $126 million, eh? Hmm.

Well, now that the StanSpeak Translator has been disassembled, I've got a bunch of high-tech parts sitting in my closet. I spent the afternoon assembling them into something useful.

I took a photo of Jayson Werth, and aged him 7 years to see what the Nats will be working with in three-fourths of a decade.

Go ahead and check out the results.

(Near as I can tell, Mike Rizzo's aura is telling him that the Mayans were right. Who cares about 2045 -- or whenever the hell that contract is set to end.)

(alternatively... Mike Rizzo and the Nationals get their revenge on Peter Angelos.... 10 years later)


  • Count this unlearned schmoe as being heavily AGAINST this deal. I think it is a sin of ridiculous proportions.

    The years are outrageous, the money is bad as well. If it were a 4 year deal, then the per year money would be ok. But SEVEN years? Did we throw in his AARP membership dues to?

    We could have had Dunn for 4 years and for $3m less/year. WTF, am I the only one who doesn't get this?

    Evidently signing with the Nats is like a $5m/year premium. Which we could have avoided with Dunn.

    The only good news is that this might piss off Phillies fans. Sadly for Werth, he'll get less of a warm reaction at Nats Park next year than he did this past.

    By Blogger test, at 12/05/2010 5:34 PM  

  • I can't wait to watch him hit .265 with 16 home runs next year. I hate this goddamn team

    By Anonymous Ed, at 12/05/2010 5:49 PM  

  • Reeks heavily of the "gotta steal him from a divisional rival" idea.
    Except you have to be at least a little bit competitive to have a rivalry.

    By Blogger Rob B, at 12/05/2010 7:17 PM  

  • I really don't a s**t about the size of the contract. It's the Lerner's money, not mine. Glad they are finally spending a little bit of it.

    That said, I would have figured this would be the amount needed to get Crawford here, not Werth.

    Now that they've started down this road they need to go balls out. Trade for Greinke and give him a two year extension anybody? I hear he's so desperate to get out of KC that he said he'd agree to go ANYWHERE. And DC certainly qualifies there.

    By Anonymous bdrube, at 12/05/2010 8:44 PM  

  • Werth is actually 6 months older than Dunn, hasn't been as good for anywhere near as long... I'll grant that he plays defense and Dunn ... doesn't really... and that our outfield truly sucks ... but is there any way in which this deal isn't deeply misguided?

    I mean, I like Werth ok, despite being an Orioles fan who is still bitter (about everything, but in this case I'm specifically referring to trading Werth away for John Bale), and I get that he might be the only guy you could sign given how unattractive the Nats are for free agents, but I just don't see how resigning Dunn wouldn't have been a better deal.

    By Anonymous Joltin Joe Orsulak, at 12/05/2010 8:59 PM  

  • Bdrube is right. This money should have gone toward the Carl Crawford fund. Unless he flat out refused this team cuz their uniforms suck premier donkey dick.

    By Blogger Rob B, at 12/05/2010 9:41 PM  


    Nuff said.

    By Anonymous Aussie Gus, at 12/06/2010 3:51 AM  

  • Dunn hits for power, but he can't run, field, catch, throw, and hit for average, and he strikes out a lot. His OBA went down this year but is still good. And he has a great sense of humor and is liked by everyone.

    Werth is a better all around player, as he can run, field, throw, catch, hit with some power and so forth. So Werth is definitely worth more than Dunn. I agree that 7 years is about three years too long for a 31 year old. I guess Werth wouldn't come to DC for anything less. That is the price the Lerners have to pay for under-paying in past years. Too bad for them. But it's their own fault.

    We get a multi-tooled player who is far more fun to watch than Dunn. I am a traditionalist baseball fan, to me the home run is boring. Werth is a far better all-around player, and comes from a winning team. The Nats are better with him in right field, and will be more fun to watch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/06/2010 9:02 PM  

  • Jason Werth was a better hitter than Dunn, plus Werth can steal, field, catch and throw. Werth walked more than Dunn did last year, struck out about 50 fewer times, had almost the same same slugging percentage. Dunn's OPS was .892 while Werth's was .921.

    For now, Werth is a huge upgrade and addition to the team, both defensively and offensively.

    The problem is 7 years is a long time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/06/2010 9:13 PM  

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