Tigers Sign Carlos….Pena

by billfer on January 7, 2005 · 3 comments

in Contracts,Players,Roster Management

The Tigers signed a Scott Boras client named Carlos today. They agreed to a one year deal with Pena. I don’t have the terms yet, but I’ll update when I do. This means that the Tigers have inked their 3 arbitration eligible players (Inge and Sanchez were the others) to one year deals.

UPDATE The contract is 2.575 million with a 25k bonus for 625 plate apperances.

Pena showed some life after the All Star break last year hitting 250/362/513. While he struck out a whole bunch, he did improve his plate awareness garnering a walk every 8 plate appearances. Offensively last year he was an about average first baseman, so $2.6 million shouldn’t be too bad heading into his age 27 season.

UPDATE 2 With the signings of Martinez, Pena, and Wilson the Tigers have 15 players under contract for next year. I couldn’t find Wilson’s contract, but he made $720,000 last year. The Tigers payroll for the 15 players under contract is $56 million. The other 10 players who will be on the big league roster (barring trades of course) are all “renewable.” The total cost of those 10 will be about $4 million (give or take a half million). That puts the payroll for the big league roster right at $60 million as it currently stands.

 
 

{ 3 comments }

Jason R. January 7, 2005 at 3:52 pm

Keeping my fingers crossed that this is finally the year Carlos (Pena) puts it all together.

Dan Joseph January 10, 2005 at 12:00 pm

625 plate appearances?? Heck, if anyone gets that many, they should get more than 25k.

I only hope Pena learns how to hit the right way. His “swing for the fence always” attitude has always killed his average. Too many outs, too many Ks.

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