Howdy everyone! It’s been a while since we did one of these. I certainly didn’t think Jerry Dipoto would be signing any big contracts in June, but here we are. Jean Segura signed a five-year extension which was pretty team friendly at $70MM in base value. It was just announced today that Jean will also be getting a full no-trade clause as a part of the deal.
First, here’s Dipoto’s official statement:
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto on the contract extension for shortstop @Jeansegura02: pic.twitter.com/iyHA4xAamh— Mariners (@Mariners) June 7, 2017
Dave Cameron at Fangraphs thinks this deal is an equal risk for both parties.
I’d say this throws a wrench into the “tear it down” idea that many of you have. But let’s see what people had to say about that situation.
Well, if Jean Segura is signing an extension, the dream of Burning It Down is starting to die...they aren't wasting those years.— Zach Sanders (@zvsanders) June 7, 2017
Mostly, fans were just excited to have Segura sticking around for the long haul.
They now have a dozen years of club control of Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger and that trade boy howdy.— Nathan Bishop (@NathanHBishop) June 7, 2017
Mariners now have 3 INFs locked up through 2022 with Jean Segura agreeing to a 5-year extension: https://t.co/7MAr8KDNGf (@ASpauldsSports)— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 7, 2017
They are paying Segura less AAV than they paid Cruz. I mean, the arb years, but still. Incredible. #Mariners— P_Whit (@MarinerMagic) June 7, 2017
I really like the Jean Segura extension.— Chris Boyd (@Boydwonder) June 7, 2017
I really like seeing Mitch Haniger playing RF today with Tacoma.
Another point in the M's favor (sorta) re this deal:— John Trupin (@JohnTrupin) June 7, 2017
They have *nothing* on the farm at SS above 19 yr old Chris Torres in Rookie Ball. https://t.co/2nNSOgs62u
But it’s not all sunshine and happiness.
(Segura is VERY fun to watch (minus a lot of the baserunning). I do look forward to seeing him play for the M's for the next several years.)— Andrew Rice (@Andrew_Rice) June 7, 2017
Oh, and in case you didn’t catch this, here’s some more immediate good news:
Scott Servais said Jean Segura is out of a walking boot and head of schedule so far. Doesn't think he'll be out as long as initially thought— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) June 6, 2017
So that’s what some of you said. What did the rest of you think about the new deal?