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Old 12-06-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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Scott Kazmir getting 2 years for 22 million!
Phil Hughes getting 3 years for 24 million!!
Ricky Nolasco getting 4 years for 50 million!!!
Doug Fister getting traded for three bench players!!!!
What is going on?!!?!
Kazmir was a long-shot one-year reclamation project who panned out. He's left-handed and 29 years old. He's due some money. The Twins are desperate and hope Hughes and Nolasco will turn out to be similar bargains. Hughes is 27 and one year removed from a 16-win season. Nolasco at 30 was healthy and threw well for the Dodgers last year. These prices aren't so much for a mid-rotation starter. Pretty much ordinary.

Fister was meanwhile the one the Tigers could deal. They are committed to putting Drew Smyly in the rotation next year, so someone had to go. Not Verlander or Scherzer. Porcello like Smyly, is 24. That leaves Sanchez and Fister, and the Nats were willing to go higher for Fister who's 29 and under team control for two years. What the Tigers got was one of the top three utilitymen in MLB, plus two well regarded left-handed arms, something their roster lacked. Krol will be in the bigs in 2014. Ray will likely start at Double-A. Lombardozi just turned 25 and is under team control for four years. He will be good for 400+ AB's, has better than average speed and will hit for decent AVG while providing solid defense behind Kinsler at 2B, as a Castellanos fallback option at 3B if the kid's bat needs a little more work at AAA, or in LF ahead of the forgetable and 33-year old Don Kelly. Compare to Ramon Santiago.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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I believe I heard Brian Kenny say that the cost of 1 WAR is now north of $7 million, up from $5.5 million, a 21% increase.

Which means Mike Trout is now worth close to $70 million/year.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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Which means Mike Trout is now worth close to $70 million/year.
I'd like to see him ask for that much. You know, just to see the look on their faces.






Of course, Moreno would probably in return give Trout a 20 year/$2B contract, just to have the final say on the matter.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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I believe I heard Brian Kenny say that the cost of 1 WAR is now north of $7 million, up from $5.5 million, a 21% increase.
Probably depends on the math. A figure of roughly $6 million per win was quoted when the Nationals signed Nate McLouth.

Why Nate McLouth makes sense for the Nationals
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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I'll be honest, I'm ecstatic about Ellsbury. Very pesky player and has a great swing for Yankee Stadium
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He took Cano's money. He'll be crucified in the Bronx if he doesn't hit .350
LOL. Beltran will be the Bronx whipping boy. Didn't Cashman and Hal hear George screaming-----Eddie Lee Whitson! Eddie Lee Whitson!? As in, player who chokes in the NY spotlight. That's Carlos......
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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Carlos played great for the Mets in New York. If he does do badly, he can't use the New York lights as an excuse
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Mark Trumbo to the D'Backs in a 3 team trade with the Angels, White Sox & D'Backs.
Great move for the D'Backs get a power bat to hit behind Goldschmidt, and the D'Backs outfield power was atrocious. I think all the players they use only hit like 5 or 7 more homers combined then Trumbo hit by himself.
Angels got a couple young pitcher in Tyler Skaggs from Arizona & Hector Santiago from the White Sox, but they're pretty screwed. They already traded Bourjus, and now if Pujols gets injured again or Hamilton struggles again, they have no one to fill those vacated spots.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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James Loney re-signed with the Rays for three more years. Great move for Tampa Bay!
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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Brewers select left-hander Wei-Chung Wang in Rule 5 Draft | brewers.com: News

At least we got a Wang
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Carlos played great for the Mets in New York. If he does do badly, he can't use the New York lights as an excuse
Great?

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