Monday, December 12, 2011

Dodgers Skip Arbitration and Decide to Just Sign Gwynn

Steve Dilbeck made a case this morning that the Dodgers should tender Gwynn a contract and go to arbitration. Well, they must been listening because they not only tendered a contract, but they completed a two year deal for him to stay in Blue. Dylan Hernandez has financial details. Affordable while effective is what I would say about this signing. Welcome back to the Blue, Tony! Below is an excerpt from the Dodger Press Release:

The versatile outfielder appeared in a career-high 136 games at all three outfield positions with the Dodgers last year in his first season with the club and posted a .907 zone rating, which tied for second among qualifying National League outfielders. The 29-year-old ranked among the league leaders with a .993 fielding percentage, tying for ninth among NL outfielders with just one error in 677.0 innings, and tied for 15th on the circuit with eight outfield assists. Gwynn averaged 0.11 assists per 9.0 innings, which led National League outfielders.

At the plate, Gwynn batted .256 and posted career-best marks with 12 doubles, 22 stolen bases and 22 RBIs. He also tied with Jamey Carroll for the team lead with a career high-tying six triples. The left-handed hitter batted .333 (8-for-24) in 27 appearances as a pinch-hitter, tying for the seventh-highest mark in the Majors, and has a .288 career batting average in that role.

(Above Pic Link: Jon SooHoo)

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