"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
I don't know the exact rule, but I'm pretty sure you can cut a guy who got his salary set in arbitration. If you do it by a certain deadline, I think the club only owes the guy 20% of his salary and then the player is a free agent. In other words, the salary is not a guaranteed contract like Stantons' is. That's why Vargas makes 3.6 put the Brewers only save 2.7 (or whatever)..
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
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