Padres, Gyorko Set To Announce Contract Extension

At 1:30 P.M. the Padres will reportedly announce a six-year, $32 million contract with second baseman Jedd Gyorko. It also includes a 7th (option) year reportedly worth $13 million. Buster Olney was the first with the news, Ken Rosenthal with the option year, Chris Cotillo with the news on the option year value. It was a total team effort by baseball’s scribes.

We’ll update this post when we know exactly how the contract breaks down (UPDATE: we have. It’s below.), but it averages $5.3M AAV (though it will surely be an escalating contract). We have long been proponents of extending Jedd Gyorko ASAP, and with the free agent market value around $5M per WAR (and will only inflate over the life of the deal), this appears to be the team-friendly deal we’ve been hoping for. In fact, our very own Padres Prospects projected/outlined a very similar deal last month, and is very likely a shaman.

Dan Szymborski shares what ZiPS has to say:

1 PM edit: Jeff Passan has the contract breakdown.


Today’s a good day to finally drink that iced coffee, Mr. Byrnes. You’ve earned it.

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  • Shaqapopolis

    Yay! Ice coffee all around

  • Padres Prospects is witch! BURN HIM!

    • Padres Prospects

      “I don’t like your future health prospects, RAK” – Padres Prospects in 1983

  • SDPads1

    GY talks about Jedd non-existent walks….BOOM Jedd starts walking. Padres Prospects outlines the extension….BOOM Jedd signs that same extension. Me thinks somebody reads Padres Public.