Saw three former Rangers get new deals today. A few short details..
- Laynce Nix: Laynce takes a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. If he makes the 25 man roster, he’ll make $600,000 with incentives to go to $1.1 Million. Probably not a bad kick the tires kind of move. I’m not an expert on the Reds outfield situation, but I know they had a huge logjam there until they moved Griffey last year.
- Jamie Moyer: Jamie re-ups with the Phillies on a two year deal. I remember when he first went to Philly in 2006, it was a last second stop on the back of his baseball card, before retiring. He’s done quite well there, topping it off last year with his digging up of the pitching rubber after winning the World Series in October. :) No details on numbers for him, but he made $6 million and $6.5 million the last two years. My guess is somewhere in there.
- Chan Ho Park: The worst free agent signing in Rangers history has started back up the contract list. After making just $600,000 and $500,000 the last two years outside of his Rangers deal, The Ho takes a $2.5 Million deal to sign with the champion Phillies. I know he had a bit of a resurgence last year in Los Angeles. However, he went from LA to a hitter’s park once, now he’s doing it again. Somehow I don’t think he’ll match his 08 numbers (4-4, 3.40). His deal includes incentives which could take it up to $5 million.