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    Article from Grantland on player value and blame

    Somewhat interesting read from Baumann on Grantland, mentioning our own Joey Votto and everyone's favorite stat, the RBI.

    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/jo...-heyward-hate/

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    Takes the arguments around traditional vs. modern stats and discusses fans reactions to their best players.
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    Re: Article from Grantland on player value and blame

    I thought this was interesting, from @baseballminutia:

    Joe Mauer draws 27.9% of the Twins payroll. Scott Feldman is drawing 24.5% of the Astros payroll. Joey Votto only 11.3% of the Reds payroll

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    Re: Article from Grantland on player value and blame

    The Mauer point is interesting, but I do not really think much of the Feldman one. The Astros are in the midst of an extreme rebuild, that percentage will decrease quite a bit in the near future.

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    Re: Article from Grantland on player value and blame

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    The Mauer point is interesting, but I do not really think much of the Feldman one. The Astros are in the midst of an extreme rebuild, that percentage will decrease quite a bit in the near future.
    True. Since their payroll is so low, anyone making any kind of decent money is going to make that percentage larger.
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