Indians Avoid Arbitration with Choo, Cabrera and Perez’

Over the last 24 hours, the Cleveland Indians have announced one-year deals with OF Shin-Soo Choo, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, LHP Rafael Perez and RHP Chris Perez.

Good news is that the team conveniently avoids arbitration with all of the involved parties.  Bad news is that we may have to go through this again with a select few, namingly Choo. 

Terms are not disclosed just yet, but these will undoubtedly be interesting to see what sort of value the team placed on the players in question.  Stay tuned, kids.

(Update: Per Paul Hoynes, the terms are as follows: Choo: 1 yr, $3.975mm; C. Perez: 1 yr, $2.225mm; R. Perez: 1 yr, $1.33mm; Cabrera: 1 yr, $2.025mm.  For what it’s worth, Jon had Choo pegged for $4.5mm on a one-year deal. So not only was he very close, but this means the Tribe got a bit of a deal. Great success! Kind of.)

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  • 216in614

    wait…PD is saying Rafael Perez and Choo both get. $3,975,000.00 WTF? am I the only one who thinks R. Perez is no where near worth what Choo is to this team?

  • 216in614

    wait that might be a typo…

  • Harv 21

    Saw that about Grover. It’s interesting that if he doesn’t get a manager’s job he probably also won’t get picked as a coach by another manager because at his relatively young age he’s a potential replacement threat.

    He’s a good man. Glad he’s here until his next real gig.

  • Vengeful Pat

    That picture is amazing. I love Big League Choo. Or at least I love him until he inevitably leaves the Indians for more cash.

  • Harv 21

    Per PD:

    Perez gets $1.33M x 1 year.

  • NJ

    Poor Choo. Second best WAR in the league and still making $10M less than Albert Pujols.

    Not that I’m complaining. Glad he’s back.

  • The Conductor

    The Conductor is the best nickname for Choo ever. This cannot be debated. Sorry. Even your best snarky comment won’t get the job done. Go ahead and try.

  • B-bo

    Did anyone make the obligatory “Dolans are cheap, can’t wait til these guys are Yankees/Sawx/Phillies soon” comment yet? If not, consider it taken care of.

    The Conductor is ok, but I prefer referring to Choo as “Train”.