If one can read anything into Casey Janssen’s latest tweet, it’s that the 30-year old RHP has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Blue Jays.
Janssen and the Jays had filed for arbitration at a mere $400,000 apart, so an agreement is unsurprising.
Details to be announced as soon as I have them!
Nothing confirmed yet, but Shi Davidi is reporting the deal is 2 years plus options.
This isn’t a surprise either; the Jays won’t negotiate post-filing for anything but multi-year deals, and aren’t fond of signing longer player-friendly contracts.
I’d put my money on the $4 mil range over 2 years with a team option for year 3. But that’s just me.
OK, so I was a bit short on the dough. The two-year deal is worth $5.9mil, with a third year team option of $4mil more.
In 55 games in 2011, Janssen pitched to a 2.26 ERA and posted 6 wins and 2 saves, no losses. Casey was actually one of the most consistent relief pitcher for the Jays in 2011, with by far the best WAR at 1.3. If he can stay injury-free for 2012, I’m expecting him to be a solid part of the vastly-improved bullpen for 2012.