3:04 pm: It’s a three-year, $39 million deal for Anderson’s Mark Vinesand of MLB.com Tweets.
3:02 pm: The Angels agreed to a contract with the left-wing free agent Tyler AndersonReporting by John Heyman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Anderson received a qualifying offer of one year worth $19.65 million, but his deal with Halos meant he turned it down for a more lucrative agreement. Anderson’s contract is a three-year deal worth about $40 million, Joel Sherman of the New York Post Add. Anderson is represented by the Beverly Hills Sports Council.
Anderson, 33 in December, is having a career-best season with the Dodgers in 2022, hitting a 2.57 ERA in 1,782/3 innings pitched. Along the way, he hits 19.5% of his opponents for a 4.8% walk rate and 40.1% ground ball rate.
A former Rockies first-round pick (No. 20 overall, in 2011), Anderson was promising as a rookie in 2016 (3.54 ERA in 114 1/3 innings pitched) before beginning to struggle at Coors Field and eventually taking a serious risk To some extent a knee injury derailed his early years. Anderson was diagnosed with a cartilage defect in the cartilage in his left knee, which sidelined him for the better part of a year and led to the end of his tenure with the Rockies.
Since leaving Colorado, Anderson’s rise back to the big league level has been impressive, to say the least. Signed to a good one-year deal by the Giants prior to 2020, Anderson did just that in a Covid-shortened season. His 4.37 ERA in 11 starts/13 total appearances wasn’t quite astonishing, but it earned him another big league deal with the Pirates the following season. The Phillies and Mariners both went strong after Anderson at the ’21 trade deadline, landing the left fielder in Seattle. His 31 middle pitching starts netted him a one-year deal with the Dodgers.
As they so often do, the Dodgers found a way to coax Anderson to a new level of performance in 2022. Anderson didn’t overhaul his outfield repertoire but relied more on changing it up than he has at all times except for the shortened 2020 season. . RJ Anderson from CBS Sports pointing to That Anderson also ditched the shifting grip he’d been using in recent years and reverted to an old grip that ended up generating more falls and limiting hard contact more effectively than ever before. Anderson ranked in the 98th percentile of MLB pitchers in terms of average strikeout speed and opponents’ strike rate, and sat in the 95th percentile in terms of rate of opponents chasing pitches out of the plate.
It will now be the duty of the Angels to help Anderson maintain the 2022 version of himself even as he reaches his mid-30s. It is the first multi-year contract of Anderson’s career and, more surprisingly, the first multi-year contract the Angels have awarded a free starting pitcher since signing Joe Blanton Ten years and three general managers. Apparently owner Art Moreno hated multi-year agreements for free agent rookies in all but a few special cases – Halos followed Gerrit Cole, for example — and Anderson would be the one to pull back from that trend at a time when Moreno is exploring the possibility of selling the franchise. It’s also the second straight winter that Moreno and general manager Perry Minassian jumped into the market to sign a pitcher who received a qualifying offer; The Angels signed Noah Syndergaard to a one-year, $21 million contract last year before the QO decision was officially due.
Anderson would step into a spin with a two-way star ahead of him Shuhei Ohtani, giving manager Phil Nevin the fourth left to follow his ace into the rotation. The trio of angels Patrick SandovalAnd the Reed Detmers And the Jose Suarez enjoy, in Somewhat under the radar fashionThe 2022 season is very productive.
The addition of Anderson gives the Angels a strong five to count on, and Halos has a few in-house options to complete a six-man rotation if they’d prefer to get Ohtani an extra day of rest. right Silseth huntAnd the Griffin CanningAnd the Chris RodriguezAnd the Johnson JunkAnd the Touki Toussaint And the Davis Daniel They are all on the 40-man roster, as are the Southern Cowboys Tucker DavidsonAnd the Jonathan Diaz And the Kenny Rosenberg. That certainly doesn’t preclude more additions, and it’s possible some of those depth options won’t last until a full season on the 40-man roster.
The annual breakdown of Anderson’s deal is not yet known, though it’s assumed for now that it’s an even distribution that would push Halos to an expected $173 million for the 2023 season, According to Jason Martinez of List Resources. For luxury tax purposes, Anderson’s deal paid the Angels an estimated $187.5 million.
The Angels opened the 2022 season with a franchise-record $188.6 million, so by signing Anderson, they’re already jumping to about $15 million off their high water mark. With so many holes to fill around the roster — fill in, maybe the outside cornerback, and bullpen — they will likely be ticketed for what will be their third consecutive season of pushing to a new franchise record.
Since the Dodgers paid the luxury tax in 2022, their compensation for the loss of Anderson would be a fourth- and fifth-round pick from next year’s draft. Meanwhile, the Angels, as a team that did not receive revenue sharing and did not pay the luxury tax, would forgo the second-highest pick for the draft and see their league international bonus pool reduced by $500,000.
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