Friday, December 2, 2016


Photo: AP
This is a new report and it's interesting, but hey, this is the game.  Sometimes teams have high hopes and sometimes those hopes have nothing to do with anything, it's just a roster spot situation. I know, you're mad confused right now. Don't worry, we're BYB, we'll explain everything.

We have some news on hopeful Jacob Lindgren.  Apparently he was non-tendered.

Bryan Hoch writes: "The Yankees resolved two of their potential non-tender situations this week with the outright releases of right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and infielder/outfielder Dustin Ackley, and they settled their business in advance of Friday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players by declining to offer a deal to left-hander Jacob Lindgren, who appeared in seven games with New York as a reliever in 2015."

So, for some of you, you have no idea what that means. explains it wonderfully for all of you that don't get "non-tendered":

"To tender a player a contract is to offer a contract, but non-tenders refer to a specific kind of offer: offers of arbitration. Rules and precedent shape the kind of salary a player can expect through arbitration, and players under team control usually get raises through the process....Teams might choose to non-tender a player if they don’t have 40-man roster spots to spare or they view players as injury risks."

And notice that last part: "...don't have 40-man roster spots to spare or they view players as injury risks."

That is exactly the thinking when it came to Jacob Lindgren.  And so, that's where we are.

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