Shawn Re-Ups

If the outcome wasn’t so obvious, we’d be bragging about our Karnak-like powers right about now. As you may recall, back in January we predicted Shawn Chacon would avoid arbitration and resign with the Yanks for $3.6 million and some reasonable incentives. Lo-and-behold, yesterday Chacon resigned with the Yanks for $3.6 million and some reasonable incentives. A good deal for all. And maybe this whole GM things requires a little less genius than we all think.

15 comments… add one
  • Don’t deny your spidey sense, YF.

    john February 11, 2006, 10:42 am
  • Well, here’s to hoping this year has been just as good as all his others.

    Brad February 11, 2006, 11:24 am
  • EDIT
    here’s to hoping this year is as good as all his others.
    I absolutely love the fact that you guys think you’re getting something new from an already proven guy. This guy has shown what he is his whole career.

    Brad February 11, 2006, 11:26 am
  • Brad, will you admit that Chacon had a good run with the Yanks last year? And if so, will you acknowledge that it was his first time not pitching as a Rockies pitcher? And that fact could mean that Chacon is actually a much better pitcher than he showed in Colorado, as Vinny Castilla is no where the hitter he was when at Coors? I’m skeptical about how good Chacon really is, but the contract is a nice one for a pitcher capable of pitching some solid innings, and (who knows?)becoming a very good pitcher in his late 20’s.

    Nick February 11, 2006, 12:15 pm
  • In 5 days Chacon will be throwing baseballs in Florida.

    john February 11, 2006, 8:11 pm
  • Alrighty, Nick. I admit it.
    Hey, in SanFran yet? If so, you’re missing some great weather here. Ugh.

    Brad February 12, 2006, 12:15 am
  • What is the frequency of arbitration negotiations ending in basically a split difference? Not trying to throw a wet blanket on YF’s prognostication skills, but I bet this is not uncommon.

    SF February 12, 2006, 9:56 am
  • My guess: arbitration claims are resovled in one of 3 ways, in order of frequency.
    1. negotiated split
    2. team wins
    3. player wins
    It seems clear that most splits are going to be pretty much down the middle, and that incentives are a major part of resolutions. If the parties are so far apart that one feels the other is unreasonable, they wouldn’t settle. The incentive solution insulates the team from its fears, and leaves the player with the opportunity to push the number up to where they believe it should be.

    YF February 12, 2006, 10:15 am
  • Brad, I haven’t left yet and I’m afraid I’ll be stuck here until opening day unless this snow stops. I’m getting all teary-eyed thinking about leaving this beatiful winter wonderland behind. Seriously.

    Nick February 12, 2006, 3:01 pm
  • Just wait til tomorrow, when it’s all brown and sludgy. You’ll yearn for SF. Pun intended.
    I’m stuck in St. Louis at a family event, so I’m stranded on my way back. My brother-in-law has some very interesting
    Mark McGwire memorabilia, circa nineteen ninety-roid.

    SF February 12, 2006, 3:20 pm
  • Okay, so you’d think that the Northwest corner of RI, which has two feet of snow, would have no school tomorrow, especially Foster/Glocester, which has no problem cancelling when we have like an inch. Even Narragansett has a delay tomorrow morning. But our stupid superintendant is going to wait until tomorrow morning to announce anything apparently. Grrrrr. Obviously, I am not a happy camper and I really need to vent, so I apologize for posting this irrelevance on your site. Thanks for listening and I am now going to get even more frustrating by checking the listings again. Goodbye.

    Laura February 12, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Ah, the good days – when all the worries revolved around the decisions being made by the the Board of Educatioin.

    Brad February 13, 2006, 1:08 am
  • Hey, I’m sure that my dad will only be mildly dissapointed and worried if I have to go to school today, but I for one don’t feel like going to school. You try being in a bunch of honors classes with morons who should barely even be in advanced. Oh wait, they got rid of advanced. Now we have college prep. There are 250 kids in my class and we have 6 sophomore honors English classes. 6! Like that’s not too many. It is insanity, I tell you.

    Laura February 13, 2006, 5:57 am
  • My university doesn’t cancel. Even if the city shuts down, which it effectively has, we have classes.

    Leah February 13, 2006, 10:27 am
  • Hey Nick, don’t worry about missing the white stuff(snow). It’s only 3.5 hours aways from SF. I went yesterday. No. Tahoe was a beautiful 45-50, not a cloud in the sky and plenty of room on the slopes (I highly suggest a weekday excursion).

    Nate February 14, 2006, 2:51 pm

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