Gio Gonzalez Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 33 (September 19, 1985) | 6' 0" | 203lbs. | Throws: Left P-32
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS A+ 2014 0 0 0 0 2 2 7.2 9 1 8 9 10.57 2.22 1.89 9.4 10.6 .388 n/a
WAS NL 2014 10 10 0 0 27 27 158.1 134 10 56 162 3.58 1.20 1.12 3.2 9.2 .304 45/19/37 8 13
WAS NL 2015 11 8 0 0 31 31 175.1 181 8 69 169 3.80 1.43 1.30 3.5 8.7 .347 54/20/27 3 8
WAS NL 2016 11 11 0 0 32 32 177.0 179 19 59 171 4.58 1.34 1.34 3.0 8.7 .328 48/23/30 3 8
WAS NL 2017 15 9 0 0 32 32 201.0 158 21 79 188 2.96 1.18 1.14 3.5 8.4 .266 46/19/35 27 25
WAS NL 2018 7 11 0 0 27 27 145.1 153 15 70 126 4.58 1.53 1.45 4.3 7.8 .327 45/24/31 -7 -0
MIL NL 2018 3 0 0 0 5 5 25.1 14 2 10 22 2.13 0.95 0.87 3.6 7.8 .195 44/14/42 6 5
MIL NL 2019 2 0 0 0 4 4 21.1 18 1 5 15 1.69 1.08 1.03 2.1 6.3 .273 46/25/30 5 4
Career 12yrs 129 97 0 0 317 311 1833.0 1646 157 764 1763 3.67 1.31 1.23 3.8 8.7 .304 n/a
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Still likely to see some regression given the BABIP, but he's in a perfect spot in Milwaukee. He can go out and throw his 5 or 6 innings and doesn't have to expect to go long innings.

The Brew Crew is very happy right now.

Kent Ostby Seadogs

Outpitched Quintana this afternoon in Wrigley. Final score was 7-zip but when Gio exited with two outs in the sixth he was clinging to a 1-nothing lead.

Alex Patton Alex
May 10

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Gio Gonzalez is in agreement with the Brewers on a one-year, $2 million contract.


Frank Smith Pancho
Apr 24

Totally abused in his first AAA start (4 IP, 8 hits, 3 BB, 8 ER, 1 K) ... but given no ST to speak of that shouldn't surprise.

Came back on Tuesday night to do what you'd expect Gio to do to an AAA lineup - 6.innings, 3 hits, 1 BB, 0 runs, 10 K's.

Another start like that and I'd assume you'll see him in pinstripes pretty quickly.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Apr 11

Anyone else think these prices are high? I know Mike G does. 

carter carter GypsySoul
Mar 28

Not fun to read as we get ready to spend our minuscule and finite resources, but the sudden rash of (seemingly generous) long-term contracts masks the simple fact that MLB teams are raking it in while the players are being... not cheated... that's not the right way to put it.

... denied their fair share?

That's not right, either, if you believe fairness is beside the point.

... getting a smaller share of the pie than they used to get.

That's the simple and undeniable fact.

Ginny Searle points out that George Steinbrenner would have been so determined to finish ahead of the Red Sox this year that Machado and Harper would now be in pinstripes.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25

Ginny Searle at BP:

The Yankees’ signing of Gio Gonzalez to a minor-league deal will likely be their final move of any significance this offseason, meriting a reflection on how their offseason unfolded after their much-discussed dip under the luxury tax last year. Many inferred the Yankees’ refusal to spend last winter as preparation for this offseason’s star-studded affair. Why, some have wondered, did the team return over the luxury tax threshold without signing Manny Machado or Bryce Harper?

Considering the team’s recent past, however, Yankees fans should be asking, “Why aren’t they blowing past the $206 million luxury tax threshold?” If the Yankees committed 75 percent of their 2018 revenue to payroll in 2019, a ratio commensurate with their payroll for several seasons in the early 2000s, they would have an astonishing $464 million to spend.

Over 15 consecutive years, the Yankees paid $319.6 million total in luxury tax, an average of $21.3 million per annum, which might seem gaudy until you remember that Forbes reported $619 million in revenue for the Yankees in 2017 and last year valued the club at $4 billion. Even in a period of skyrocketing MLB valuations and dollars pouring in like never before, the Yankees’ revenue is growing faster than MLB’s as a whole (262 percent for the Yankees vs. 243 percent for MLB from 2003 to 2017). What is decreasing is the portion of revenue dedicated to player salaries...

In 2003, the Yankees spent $180 million on year-end player salaries (not counting a nearly $12 million luxury tax bill) against revenues of $238 million, dedicating more than 75 percent of revenues to player salaries. Using 2018’s payroll against 2017’s revenues of $619 million, the Yankees’ most recent salary-to-revenue ratio was just over 31 percent. In most other American men’s sports leagues that ratio is mandated not to drop below 50 percent and as recently as December 2015 MLB Players Association chief Tony Clark claimed that the “’player share’ is as close to 50-50 as it has been in a long time.” Given that, it should become clear how massive a red flag the Yankees’ precipitous decline in spending poses to the future of labor relations...

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25

Yankees signed LHP Gio Gonzalez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll earn $3 million on the deal with the Yankees if he makes it to the big leagues. The veteran southpaw is taking a massive pay cut after earning $12 million per season in each of the last three years with the Nationals. Since he already lives and trains in Florida, the plan is for him to join the Yankees this week, though he obviously won't be ready for the start of the regular season. The deal includes an opt-out for April 20 if he isn't on the big league roster by then. For a team that needed additional rotation depth due to injuries, Gonzalez makes for a very intriguing low-cost addition.

Frank Smith Pancho
Mar 19

He'll cost $9 only if he signs with the Yankees in the next 15 minutes.  Otherwise, he should be free.  Alex is on the ball.

Gary Cruciani Megary
Mar 13
Fangraphs:   WAR 2.0  FIP 4.16   SIERA 4.73   FB 56%    FBv 89.8    HR/FB 10%    Hard 32%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18