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Thread: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Quote Originally Posted by CTA513 View Post
    Would Jose Guillen be a good pick up or would he complain about playing time?
    The second one.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    I've been advocating an Ohka pickup for a while.

    He's not going to wow you with strikeouts and great stuff, but he is extremely stingy with walks (2+ K/BB and has only issued more than 50 BBs once in a season), posts an OPS-A at a very reasonable .765 career, and keeps the ball inside the ballpark.

    If he can be had for a reasonable dollar figure, he'd make a fantastic #4 starter for this club. Certainly he's a guy that wouldn't cause retching and intestinal discomfort when I looked at the probables and saw his name in the paper.
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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Quote Originally Posted by Spitball View Post
    ...and Lopez to platoon with Hatteberg.
    I pull this suggestion off the table. I just noticed he had 2 homeruns and three walks in 89 atbats versus lefthanders. His OPS was below .300. Sorry, Javy.
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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Nixon and Armas would be great additions and if Mulder can sign for under 7mil per year might be worth a gamble for 2 years with an option for a 3rd.

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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Is Schmidt worth going after? I really hoped he'd be pursued, despite his propensity for flyballs. He's been fantastic for about 6 years running.
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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Don't forget about draft pick comp for some of these guys.

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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Seems like the right thread to stick this little tidbit from espn...


    http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/rozner.asp?id=252181
    ESPN.comís Bill Simmons on the Red Sox going after J.D. Drew: ďIf the prevailing line of thought (from his previous team) is somewhere between, ĎI canít say I was upset to see him go,í and, ĎInstead of signing him, you guys should just set it on fire to see how $50 million smells when itís burning,í thatís probably not someone you want to be signing.íí
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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    The Angels signed Matthews for 5 yrs/50 Mil. Wow!
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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    The Angels signed Matthews for 5 yrs/50 Mil. Wow!
    Speaking of "see how $50 million smells when itís burning"...
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    Re: Buyer Beware: Potentially Underpaid and Overpaid FA's

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed View Post
    Speaking of "see how $50 million smells when itís burning"...

    That has to be the worst contract I have ever heard about. You can justify contracts such as ARod (hard but you can considering the numbers and his fan appeal) even Manny but this cannot be far from the worst ever. (Maybe Chan Ho Park beats it - I remember it and thought the same thing then)
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