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Report: Brewers To Discuss Extension With Jean Segura

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Milwaukee Brewers are expected to discuss a long-term extension with shortstop Jean Segura during Spring Training.

Ever since Carlos Gomez inked a three-year extension last spring, Segura has been the favorite for next extension.

Segura, 23, was acquired by the Brewers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Zack Greinke in 2012. He hit .294/.329/.423 in 2013 with Milwaukee, his first full season in the Major Leagues. He also hit 12 home runs and swiped 44 bags.

In May, it was reported that the Brewers had already offered Segura a long-term contract, but nothing ever came to fruition.

Segura is under team control until the beginning of the 2019 season, and won’t even reach arbitration until 2016. But locking him up now will allow the Brewers to be flexible in the future.

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  • Jeremy Russell

    Dillon Gee would not be valuable enough for the Jays to trade JP. The Jays are looking for either depth at starting pitching, or a #1-2 starter. Considering that Dillon Gee would fit in at the #5 spot, he would not be worthy of trading JP Arencibia. The Jays are probably willing to trade JP, but only for the right price.

    • Joe Turner

      JP for Jon Niese

      • ajd121

        JPA for Niese is laughable. Any trade for Niese starts with D’Arnaud.

        • Jeremy Russell

          … and ends with d’Arnaud.

          Jon Niese had an FIP of 3.80 last year. Decent, but not what the Jays are looking for. When some people suggest a Ian Kisnler for Travis d’Arnaud straight up trade, Niese is not enough.

          • ajd121

            Niese was top 25 among qualified starters in ERA, Whip, xFIP, and had the 8th best QS%. opposing players had an OPS of just .663 good for 13th best in the majors and he is a young left handed pitcher signed to a very favorable contract. If I were the BlueJays and could decide between Niese and Kinsler, I would choose Niese.

          • Jeremy Russell

            The Jays biggest weakness is 2B, their rotation is second best in the AL East. The only reason they would acquire Niese is for more depth. If the Jays want depth, they will get a guy that is closer to JA Happ, so they dont give up too many prospects, if they want a #1-2 they will trade/sign someone like Greinke. Since Niese fits neither of those, it doesnt make sense.

            Now for math:

            Toronto’s curent 2B is Maicer Izturis, last year he had a fWAR of 0.7. Toronto’s current 5th starter is JA Happ, last year he had a fWAR of 1.8. Ian Kinsler had a fWAR of 3.2 (in a down year). Jon Niese had a fWAR of 2.4. Lets be conservative and say that Ian Kinsler has a war of only 4.5 (considering he had a war of 7.5 in 2011, this is reasonable), that is a 3.6 fWAR improvement. Jon Niese is a 0.6 fWAR improvement. The value of a win according to Fangraphs is $4.5 million. Ian Kinsler’s value improvement would be $16.2 million over the incumbent 2B. Jon Niese’s on the other hand is a measly $2.7 million. The difference between the two is $13.5 million.

            Jon Niese’s contract breaks down to an average of $5 million a year over the next 5 years. Ian Kinslers contract breaks down to $14 million a year over the next 5 years. The difference is $9 million. You subtract the contract difference from the fWAR difference and you get $4.5 million. Boom, right there, Ian Kinsler is worth $4.5 million more per year (which is 1 win). Considering 2B is the hardest position to upgrade, and the fact that there are other SP that could fill in depth, I would go with Kinsler.

        • jaysbooster

          Neise for Darnaud. You are dreaming. Darnaud would probably fetch Halladay back…

      • TdotJays

        JP for Niese is a lopsided trade for Mets…a young power hitting catcher for a soft tossing lefty who avg’d only 90 mph and gets padded stats playing in a pitchers ballpark. Niese would get lit up in AL East. JP plus 2 low level prospect for Dickey at the very least. Even that’s not worth it if Dickey doesn’t sign an extension.

        • ajd121

          3.74 ERA at home 3.04 ERA on the road this year for Niese, nice try.

          • TdotJays

            if he has a 3.74 ERA at home then if he comes to Rogers Center he would get lit up. We already have a soft tossing lefty in Buehrle who has struggled against the AL East…we don’t need two of em. JP I feel is about to have a break out year. Better to hold on to him than trade for what would be a #5 starter in our rotation.

  • Ikarn Johal

    Not sure if Dillon Gee will be enough to acquire JPA. Sure Alderson could offer more for JPA but if Travis D’Arnaud is available then why not target him? JPA strikes out too much and doesn’t get on base enough. Travis D’Arnaud is the better all around player (power, contact, defence) and who knows, might even get a discount on him if the Jays want to win now.

    • Jeremy Russell

      The Jays wont provide a discount on d’Arnaud. Although most teams would sell their prospects at a time like this, Toronto wants to remain competitive for the future.

    • jaysbooster

      Discount for D’arnaud. Is that a joke? Neise is not enough for JPA. What I would look to do if I were the Jays I would be looking at a Rasmus for Neise swap. They could then look to do a JPA + a prospect for Kinsler. Could you imagine a Reyes, Kinsler, Bautista, Encarnacion, Melky, Lawrie, Lind, Bonifacio, Darnaud/Buck line up??? That is deadly. Match that with that starting rotation and you have a major world series contender at least on paper.

  • Dennis

    Good luck getting d’Arnaud for Niese. Surplus demand for pitchers in the market but no way the Jays give up their top prospect (and the top catching prospect in baseball according to BA) for a 3/4 SPer. Much rather sign Brandon McCarthy…

  • Thanksalot

    Arnaud is not in any way available. And this article likes JPA wayyyyyyyyy too much — he’s not getting any better at this point and the way he swings will always hit around .220. Defence is also pretty junky. You have to like 20 HR power a LOT to call Arencibia an excellent pickup. Gee just isn’t that much better than Happ as a 5th starter so T.O. probably wouldn’t bother sending a guy they developed out of town for more.