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    Forget about Mark Teixeira

    While I would love to see him in Red, it's definitely not gonna happen:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ira/index.html

    10 years, $200 million?

    I've turned my attention to Garrett Atkins, who may be on the trading block this summer and doesn't hit free agency until after 2010. The Rockies will be looking for prospects, however according to published reports, he could be had without giving up Bruce or Bailey. Valaika and Maloney is where I'd start.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    was there ever any doubt. Tex was always a complete non-starter for the Reds.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    I'd say there is a chance the Braves would try to keep him, but the long held rumor is Baltimore.

    I wonder if the Nats might be a darkhorse option though, considering its 'home'?

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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I'd say there is a chance the Braves would try to keep him, but the long held rumor is Baltimore.

    I wonder if the Nats might be a darkhorse option though, considering its 'home'?
    I think he'll have a monster year and stay with Atlanta. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to play there.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    I think he'll have a monster year and stay with Atlanta. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want to play there.
    According to the article and most recent speculation, Atlanta will most likely not re-sign him.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Tex's RC per 650 PA's for his career:
    110.5

    Dunn's RC per 650 PA's for his career:
    110.5

    Just sayin.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Stop that Raisor, lets talk REAL stats, like batting avg with runners on 3rd on days of the week starting with T when the Reds are down by 1-3 runs.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I'd say there is a chance the Braves would try to keep him, but the long held rumor is Baltimore.

    I wonder if the Nats might be a darkhorse option though, considering its 'home'?
    The Nats already have 2 first baseman.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Tex's RC per 650 PA's for his career:
    110.5

    Dunn's RC per 650 PA's for his career:
    110.5

    Just sayin.
    Of course that also takes no account into Dunn being one of the worst fielders in all of baseball regardless of position and that Teixeira is actually a positive defender at his position. Not that I would pay either of them 20 a year, but yeah.

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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Tex's RC per 650 PA's for his career:
    110.5

    Dunn's RC per 650 PA's for his career:
    110.5

    Just sayin.
    Superb example as to why the stat is flawed. Many more runs are scored at band-box GABP (with a ballpark factor ranked 7th in MLB in 2007) than Turner Field (ballbark factor ranked 24th in MLB). Therefore a creating a run at Turner Field is more difficult than one creating one at GABP, skewing the stat. Also, this stat is one that has been one of the most heavily criticized for a host of reasons, including that it favors high OBP/high SLG players. For me, I wouldn't use it as a meansof comparing Tex and Dunn.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    Superb example as to why the stat is flawed.
    because it doesn't agree with your preconceptions?
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    Superb example as to why the stat is flawed.
    Based on what? The fact that Dunn is "clearly" not as good as Tex?
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    because it doesn't agree with your preconceptions?
    Re-read post--I expanded it to explain for those not fluent in the issues.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelhouse View Post
    Re-read post--I expanded it to explain for those not fluent in the issues.
    Therefore a creating a run at Turner Field is more difficult than one creating one at GABP, skewing the stat.
    but Tex has spent the large majority of his career in park even more friendly than GABP.
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    Re: Forget about Mark Teixeira

    Actually, no. Arlington consistently ranks below GABP in Ballpark Factor (higher ranking favors the hitter).
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