Top left-handed bullpen Andrew Chapin (33) gave up the remaining player options with the Detroit Tigers after the season last year and became a free agent. He had a player option for next year’s $6.5 million salary, but he did not take it.
Chapin, who threw 57⅓ innings in 64 games last year, was active with 2 wins, 3 losses, 3 saves, 19 holds, an average ERA of 2.83 and 67 strikeouts. Chapin, who has an average of 91.6 miles (147.5 km) of two-seam and four-seam fastballs, has a surefire weapon called the slider. His slider batting average (.085) is less than 10%.
He was a chaffin who was confident that he would be treated better in the free agent market, but he did not perform as well as expected. He didn’t find a team for more than a year, and it wasn’t until mid-February that he agreed to a guaranteed one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
According to ‘MLB Trade Rumors’ on the 12th (Korean time), this year’s annual salary is $5.5 million, with a team option of $7.25 million next year. The $750,000 buyout will be paid if the team option is not exercised. As a result, Chapin’s guaranteed amount will be $6.25 million.
He could have received $6.5 million if he had stayed with Detroit without doing free agency, but his salary would have been cut as a result. Even with the $500,000 he received from Detroit and the possible $750,000 buyout from Arizona, he earned $6.75 million, $250,000 more than he did when he stayed in Detroit.
In order for Chapin’s FA application and contract to bear fruit, which is regrettable, the team option for next year must be executed. When the team option is added, it becomes a two-year, $12.75 million contract. The success or failure of the FA application ultimately depends on the performance this year. If he pitches in 55 or more games this season, he can receive an additional $1 million incentive. It is not a very difficult mission for Chapin, who has 6 seasons of 55 or more appearances. 안전놀이터
Arizona is his home team to Chapin, who is recording 476 games (400.2 innings), 14 wins, 20 losses, 11 saves, 123 holds, an average ERA of 3.23, and 422 strikeouts in 9 major league seasons. After being selected by Arizona with the 43rd overall pick in the first round of the 2011 draft, he made his major league debut in 2014. He played seven years with Arizona before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in August 2020.
Chapin, who signed a 1+1 year guarantee for $2.75 million with the Cubs in February 2021 as a free agent, was traded to the Oakland Athletics in July. Oakland executed a mutual option for 5.25 million dollars in 2022, but Chapin refused and became a free agent again, and won a 1+1 year contract with Detroit in March of last year. He was treated better with a salary of $6 million in 2022 and even received a player option for a salary of $6.5 million in 2023. He gave up his existing contract for two consecutive years and ventured out on the free agent market, but he was not treated as well as last year.