January 2012

A’s contract info

Here’s a look at all the details of several A’s players’ contracts:

Daric Barton ($1.1 million base salary) gets $50,000 for 350 plate appearances, 400 plate appearances and 450 plate appearances, and $100,000 for 500 plate appearances. He would get $100,000 for a Sliver Slugger; $50,000 for a Gold Glove; $50,000 for an All-Star nod; and $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third). Plus, he would get $50,000 for being named LCS MVP and $100,000 for WS MVP.

Dallas Braden is set to make $3.35 million and can earn another $75,000 for 15 games started, 20 games started, 25 games started and 30 games started, and $100,000 for 32 games started.

He can earn $100,000 for winning Comeback Player of the Year, plus $100,000 for the Cy Young ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); $50,000 for a Gold Glove; $50,000 for an All-Star nod; and $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third). And, if the A’s make the playoffs, he could earn $50,000 for being named League Championship Series MVP and $100,000 for World Series MVP

Bartolo Colon has a $2 million base salary and can earn up to an additional $1 million for 25 games started ($150,000 for 10, 15, 17 and 20 starts, plus $250,000 for 25 starts). In addition, he’ll receive $150,000 for pitching 150 innings, plus the same amount for 170, 180 and 190 IP; and $250,000 for 200 IP.

Colon can also earn $100,000 for winning the Cy Young ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third) and equal cash for taking home the MVP. Other potential award earnings include: $100,000 for World Series MVP; $50,000 for LCS MVP; $50,000 for a Gold Glove; and $50,000 for an All-Star nod

Coco Crisp’s two-year deal with a club option for 2014 includes $100,000 for WS MVP; $50,000 for LCS MVP; $100,000 for winning a Silver Slugger; $50,000 for a Gold Glove; $50,000 for an All-Star nod; $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); and $250,000 if he gets traded. In addition, Crisp’s contract includes use of a suite at the Coliseum six games per year.

Joey Devine enters the year with a base salary of $737,500 but can earn an additional $12,500 for making 27 appearances and 30 appearances; $27,500 for 35 and 40; $32,500 for 45; and $35,000 for 50 and 55 games. He can also earn up to $170,000 for 45 games finished.

Award incentives in Devine’s contract include: $50,000 for Comeback Player of the Year; $100,000 for Rolaids Relief Award ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); $50,000 for a Gold Glove; $50,000 for an All-Star nod; $100,000 for the Cy Young ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); and $100,000 for WS MVP and $50,000 for LCS MVP.

Johnny Gomes’ one-year, $1 million deal includes $200,000 in incentives ($100,000 for 300 plate appearances and another $100,000 for 350 plate appearances). He can also earn $100,000 for a Silver Slugger; $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); $50,000 for making the All-Star team; and $100,000 for WS MVP and $50,000 for LCS MVP.

Brandon McCarthy is set to bring in $4,275,000 as a base salary. The righty can earn $100,000 for the Cy Young; $50,000 for a Gold Glove; $50,000 for an All-Star nod; $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); $100,000 for the Rolaids Award ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third); and $100,000 for WS MVP and $50,000 for LCS MVP.

Adam Rosales, earning $600,000 this year, can reel in an additional $25,000 for 200 plate appearances and 300 plate appearances. An All-Star nod gives him another $50,000, and he can earn $100,000 as a Silver Slugger, $50,000 as a Gold Glove winner and $100,000 as the league’s MVP ($75,000 for finishing second, $50,000 for third). Plus, he would get $50,000 for being named LCS MVP and $100,000 for WS MVP.

FanFest set for Sunday

Can’t keep track of who’s coming and going in Oakland these days? Me either, sometimes. That’s why I’m looking forward to meeting a handful of the newbies and matching several names and faces on Sunday at FanFest. You can too, thanks to several events scheduled throughout the day. You can find more information here. Meanwhile, here’s a list of players and coaches expected to attend:

Coco Crisp, Dallas Braden, Jemile Weeks, Kurt Suzuki, Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy, Brandon Allen, Daric Barton, Jerry Blevins, Adrian Cardenas, Chris Carter, Joey Devine, Tommy Milone, Jermaine Mitchell, Jarrod Parker, Brad Peacock, Cliff Pennington, Anthony Recker, Josh Reddick, Adam Rosales, Tyson Ross, Scott Sizemore, Seth Smith, Eric Sogard, Michael Taylor, Neil Wagner, and manager Bob Melvin and his coaching staff.

And if you’re still in “Moneyball” mode, keep your eyes open for Scott Hatteberg and David Justice, who are also slated to make an appearance. FanFest will also host A’s legends Gene TenaceVida Blue and Joe Rudi.

In addition, a limited number of fans will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with A’s owner Lew Wolff to discuss a variety of topics in an intimate setting. Fans are invited to sign up for this exclusive meeting at the Information Booth on the Plaza located between the Coliseum and the Arena from 9-10:30 a.m.

Geaney named international scouting coordinator

The A’s have promoted Sam Geaney to the position of coordinator of international scouting, a role previously held by Dan Kantrovitz, who leaves after three years to become St. Louis’ new amateur scouting director.

Geaney, just 26, previously served as a coordinator in the scouting department and, before that, as a scouting assistant and video coordinator.

In an email on Wednesday, A’s assistant general manager David Forst said, “I have no doubt he will pick up right where Dan left off.”

Kantrovitz played a significant role when it came to acquiring international players, and the A’s are expected to continue their efforts in that area, especially in the midst of a rebuild.

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