Originally Posted by mth123
At this point, I'd guess you may find guys who have made a lot more than that in the past but are looking for work and may settle for that much. Some names on this year's list:
Jon Rauch, Kyle Farnsworth, Juan Carlos Oviedo, K-Rod, Brian Wilson, Matt Capps, Brandon Lyon, Rafael Perez, Manny Parra, Pedro Feliciano, Matt Lindstrom ...
There is a list like that every year at this time and while I have questions about Wilson, Capps and Lyon, I'd say the rest of the list would be an upgrade or at least a better fit.
Ok, I appreciate you taking up the challenge
Stats below. I picked WAR, as it seems to roll up things like K rate and other SABER stats. Also looked at WHIP and ERA. I like WHIP because I thiknk the reliever's primary job is to keep runners off base.
So, of your list, only Felicino had a higher WAR than Logan last year
I'm guessing Logan is going to make around 1 to 1.5 million next year.
All the FA pitchers made at least 3.3 million last year. Sure, there's a chance we could talk them into taking less, but we are now asking them to take a minimum 50% paycut. We are also asking former closers/setup guys to be the 3rd or 4th guy out of the pen (depends on Chapman).
I'm not really excited about the injured guys, but I guess if there was good reason to believe they could bounce back, I would listen.
I'm not trading anything for Parra, I think he's worse than Logan.
I guess I am saying, I don't see any of these guys being a big enough upgrade to jettison Logan. Felicino and Rauch might be better, and at the right price, might work, but I imagine it would be a hard sell to get the at Logan money.
Perez being a lefty is interesting, I Don't know why he only pitched 7 innings last year though.
Logan last year:
3.46 ERA, 54 IP, 1.5 WHIP, made 492k last year, no details on 2013, WAR 0.6
Players under contract by other teams (would have to give up someone in trade)
Manny Parra 1.65 WHIP, 5.06 ERA 3rd year arb guy, WAR = -0.9 made 1.2 million last year, arb case pending. (Maybe he was granted FA?)
Rafael Perez: made 2 million last year, 7IP
Rauch: 57 ip, .98 WHIP, 3.59 ERA, WAR 0, made 3.5 million last year.
Farnsworth: 36 years old, 4.00 ERA, only 27 IP last year (don't know why), 1.33 WHIP, WAR = 0, made 3.3 million last year.
Juan Carlos Oviedo: 29 years old, 64 IP, 4.06 ERA, 1.212 WHIP, made 6 million last year. WAR = 0.5
KRod: 30 years old, WHIP 1.33, ERA 4.38, WAR = 0 made 8 million last year.
Brian Wilson: Coming off injury, made 8.5 million last year
Capps: only 29 IP last year, WHIP 1.09, made 4.5 milllion last year. I think the Twins declined his 6 million option so he's a FA.
Brandon Lyon: 2.88 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, WAR 0.5, 25 IP, made 5.5 million last year.
Pedro Feliciano: 62 ip, 3.30 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, WAR 0.8, made 2.9 million last year
Matt Lindstrom: 10 IP, 3.6 million. 3.6 million last year