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Sorting through the free agent options

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 16, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are in the final stages of tweaking their roster heading into spring training, and everything seems to be at a standstill while the team figures out what exactly to do with A.J. Burnett. One way or another, though, it seems likely the team will add at least one designated hitter candidate to the mix.

Speaking to Jon Heyman, Johnny Damon expressed his desire to return to the Yankees, and his confussion at the fact he hasn’t been offered a contract.

“I think it’s a perfect fit,” Damon said. “But for some reason you have the year I had, especially with a team that has trouble scoring, and you can’t even get a call to continue playing.”

A couple of days ago, Joel Sherman brought up an interesting idea: That teams are worried Damon has changed his offensive approach in an attempt to reach 3,000 hits. Even Derek Jeter admitted that he became more aggressive when he had No. 3,000 in his sights. Damon told Heyman that his approach hasn’t changed, and that the pursuit of 3,000 isn’t on his mind.

I can’t help wondering if this has more to do with supply than demand. Damon is part of a free agent market that also includes Raul Ibanez, Hideki Matsui and Vladimir Guerrero. There’s no way of knowing which of those four will have a better season, and each comes with significant age and performance concerns. The Yankees don’t have to be aggressive right now, because — whatever your personal preferences — there is no clear-cut, no-doubt, best available option. Trying to decide which of these players* will have the best 2012 requires significant guesswork, and the market for their services seems to be pretty limited.

Johnny Damon
38 years old
2011 totals: .261/.326/.418
2011 vs. RHP: .255/.314/.401
Damon actually hit better against lefties last season (.277/.354/.458) but his primary role with the Yankees would be platoon at-bats against right-handers. He had 19 steals last season, so some of the speed is still there, but he’s been primarily a DH the past two seasons. Obviously the glove is near the bottom of priorities for this role, but clearly the Yankees would prefer to have someone who can step into the outfield from time to time. Damon’s certainly not the worst outfield option on this list. His clubhouse presence and famiarity surely count for something.

Vladimir Guerrero
37 years old
2011 totals: .290/.317/.416
2011 vs. RHP: .291/.315/.428
Just because he’s a right-handed hitter doesn’t mean Guerrero can’t hit right-handed pitchers. His splits were actually slightly better against righties than against lefties last season. He’s also only one year removed from a .300/.345/.496 season in Texas. Granted, he was much better in the first half than in the second half that season, but no one else on this list had that level of success so recently. Guerrero was exclusively a DH last season and hasn’t regularly played the field since 2008. He’s pretty much limited to DH at this point.

Raul Ibanez
39 years old (turns 40 in June)
2011 totals: .245/.289/.419
2011 vs. RHP: .256/.307/.440
Last season’s performance drop came rather suddenly for Ibanez. Most noticeable was a 60-point dip in his on-base percentage, and his slugging percentage also dipped despite hitting more home runs in fewer games. If the Yankees want a DH who can also help in the field, Ibanaz might be the best fit if only because he’s remained a regular in left field while playing in the National League. Then again, that might also hurt his ability to adjust to the DH role. His name seems to be the one most often mentioned in connection with the Yankees.

Hideki Matsui
37 years old (turns 38 in June)
2011 totals: .251/.321/.375
2011 vs. RHP: .242/.318/.336
He was better in the second half, but the truth is, Matsui wasn’t very good against right-handers last year. He was terrific against them in 2010 (.289/.394/.474), but his overall numbers took a real hit last season. The Yankees are also well aware that Matsui’s knees have given him trouble for years, and they clearly wouldn’t consider him a real backup option in the outfield. It might only slightly matter, but he’s all DH at this point, despite the fact Oakland was willing to use him in left field several times last year. Like with Damon, the fact Matsui is a familiar face and a good clubhouse guy might count for something.

* Eric Chavez might factor into this discussion somewhere, but my sense is that the Yankees see him more as a reserve infielder than as a regular designated hitter.

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84 Responses to “Sorting through the free agent options”

  1. stuckey February 16th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Wait… Raul Ibanez had the best slash-splits against righties last season?

    My world is spinning…

  2. Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    I think you have to look at what Damon did away from the Trop.

  3. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    KenDavidoff Ken Davidoff
    #Yankees, #Pirates know which players would go to NY for Burnett if Pittsburgh pays $13 mil. B-level prospects, surely. Deal remains likely.

  4. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    “It’s actually more likely that Montero will be a passable major league catcher than that he will be an elite hitter.”

    Not according to some.
    ________________________________

    There are a lot of average to below average major league catchers. There are very few hitters who can maintain a .900 OPS over the course of a career – thus it is more likely for Montero to be an average to below average major league catcher than an elite offensive DH.

  5. GusGuttata February 16th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Trade Burnett and $6M per season…
    Sign Chavez to $1.5M
    Sign Damon to $3M + $1.5M in bonus

    Sounds good to me!

  6. hardwired7 February 16th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    A.J. looks like he has scurvy. He’s a natural fit for the Pirates.

  7. Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Chip

    I meant that some here think he is done as a catcher before he starts.

  8. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Chip

    I meant that some here think he is done as a catcher before he starts.
    ——————-

    Which is no different than some who believe he’s going to be one of the top 5 offensive players in the game before he starts.

  9. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    “thus it is more likely for Montero to be an average to below average major league catcher than an elite offensive DH.”

    The fallacy in your logic, Chip, is the assumption of a neutral starting point which is not the case with Montero. Right now he is, by most accounts, closer to being an elite hitter than he is an acceptable major league catcher, so the fact that there are more below average major league catchers than elite hitters is irrelevant.

    That said, he isn’t an elite hitter yet.

  10. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    And in regard to the topic of this post I will say what I’ve said for weeks – I don’t want Damon, don’t want Ibanez, don’t want Vlad, don’t want Matsui.

    Trade AJ.

    Sign Chavez.

    Let the group of Chavez, Jones, Branyan, Hall, Maxwell, Vazquez duke it out for at bats.

  11. randy l. February 16th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Montero will only catch on a regular basis if he is not an elite .900 hitter.

    If he is throwing up .900 ops seasons he will not be allowed to catch for long

    Catching in itself knocks a hitter down because catchers are always beat up

    No one cares if Martin gets beat up because even if he wasn’t he’s not going to be a .900 ops hitter

  12. Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Chip

    I think it’s strictly about (at least for me) the only potential impact hitter they have who is under 29 but who also isn’t three years away.

  13. Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    randy

    Posada had three seasons > .900 OPS and two more > .880.

  14. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    “thus it is more likely for Montero to be an average to below average major league catcher than an elite offensive DH.”

    The fallacy in your logic, Chip, is the assumption of a neutral starting point which is not the case with Montero. Right now he is, by most accounts, closer to being an elite hitter than he is an acceptable major league catcher, so the fact that there are more below average major league catchers than elite hitters is irrelevant.

    That said, he isn’t an elite hitter yet.
    ————————-

    Well what’s more is that given his defensive short comings the only way he remains a catcher is if he develops that elite bat.

    If you had a catcher who played defense like Montero does who couldn’t hit like Montero is projected to hit then he wouldn’t make it to the majors in the first place. So if Montero’s hit tool doesn’t evolve as “those in the know” believe it will, then Montero won’t bring enough defense to the table to survive as a mediocre catcher.

    That said, I think Montero is going to have very good – not elite – but very good numbers. I would say Dave Cameron’s early prediction about him being a Carlos Lee type is very fair.

  15. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    “Sign Chavez.”

    Yuck, Chip. Chavez had a worse year at the plate than either Damon or Ibanez.

  16. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Chip

    I think it’s strictly about (at least for me) the only potential impact hitter they have who is under 29 but who also isn’t three years away.
    ———————-

    So?

    Good offense – especially in Yankee Stadium – is easier to find than good pitching.

  17. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    “Sign Chavez.”

    Yuck, Chip. Chavez had a worse year at the plate than either Damon or Ibanez.
    ————

    I didn’t say he would win the DH at bats – but I don’t mind him as the back up at the corners.

  18. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    You don’t need to argue Montero with me, Chip. I think Montero’s future is DH or 1B.

  19. LGY February 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Raul Ibanez away from CBP the past two years

    .228/.292/.352

  20. randy l. February 16th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Rich
    Imagine what he would have hit had he not caught

  21. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Wave –

    There seems to be a thought that the 25 men the Yankees leave Tampa with are the only 25 men they’ll play all year.

    I fully expect that the Yankees will make a deal during the season to bring in a bat if they find themselves in need.

  22. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    You don’t need to argue Montero with me, Chip. I think Montero’s future is DH or 1B.
    ——————–

    The other day when I said that I agreed that Montero could probably put up Carlos Lee numbers I got blasted for “insulting” Montero.

    That’s how insane the Montero camp has gotten – that averaging .280 with a .340 OBP and 25-30 HR and 100 RBI is an insult to Montero.

  23. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    “but I don’t mind him as the back up at the corners.”

    At this point that’s probably the most likely scenario, but I still wish Cashman could package up some of the excess pitching (Hughes/Phelps/Warren/Michell etc.) and land a decent hitting corner infielder/fifth outfielder. Like your Alex Gordon.

  24. m February 16th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I cringe everthing I see “likely” or “imminent” associated with the AJ sitch. Like a jinx.

    Of all the choices I like Matsui the best.

  25. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    “There seems to be a thought that the 25 men the Yankees leave Tampa with are the only 25 men they’ll play all year. ”

    Well, that thought is probably based on 2011, which is pretty much what occurred.

    They could make a mid-season deal, it’s just that it hasn’t happened in a while.

  26. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    “but I don’t mind him as the back up at the corners.”

    At this point that’s probably the most likely scenario, but I still wish Cashman could package up some of the excess pitching (Hughes/Phelps/Warren/Michell etc.) and land a decent hitting corner infielder/fifth outfielder. Like your Alex Gordon.
    ———————

    I still think they will get Gordon – but if they do it will be a midseason deal.

    Reddick is another guy I would put in that category.

    Someone the Yankees could pick up at the deadline this year with an eye towards possibly replacing Swisher in RF next season.

  27. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    They could make a mid-season deal, it’s just that it hasn’t happened in a while.

    ———————–

    In fairness it hasn’t needed to.

  28. Irreverent Discourse February 16th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Rich – I left you all an essay on the last page, I have to round some things up and head home. I’ll look for a response later :)

  29. Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    So?

    “Good offense – especially in Yankee Stadium – is easier to find than good pitching.”

    Based on the high end bats v high end pitchers that have been moved this offseason, that’s not accurate.

  30. stuckey February 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    “Raul Ibanez away from CBP the past two years

    .228/.292/.352″

    That’s interesting.

    Can you double-split it, show road-vs. righthander?

    Q: Right-field wise, does CBP profile anything like NYS?

  31. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    “In fairness it hasn’t needed to.”

    They thought they needed to in 2010, but couldn’t get it done (for better or worse). Mid-season deals have been difficult lately.

  32. Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    ID

    The painters just left. I need an internet break.

  33. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Latest non-updates on Burnett

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....rsday.html

  34. m February 16th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Damon has a concussion or a confussion? Because age is a big factor. The fact that there’s at least 3 others likely willing to work for less is another.

  35. Yank 97 February 16th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    “If the KNicks don’t make the Melo trade, they probably still have Ray Felton on the roster, they probably only get one of Melo/Chandler, and they probably never get Jeremy Lin

    Lin/Chandler/Melo vs Melo/Felton/Gallo/Chandler/Mosgov.”

    I’m not even sure Melo gets here without the trade. Money was a big factor to him – he probably would have caved and went to NJ or signed an extension with Denver.

    Also, wouldn’t we have had to renounce Chandler/Moz to have room for Melo? Either way, Lin/Chandler/Melo is much better, more balanced, and has a higher-upside to win in the playoffs. Chandler has been tremendous. Long are the days where some scrub center has 20/20 games against out frontline.

    The way the CP3 deal turned out is fascinating as well. To get CP3 – Billips expiring, Fields, Shump, Harrelson, Douglas, etc. would all have to be gone in the trade (and we’d pretty much have to renounce everyone except Amare/Melo to fit him under the cap had he come as a FA). Those 3 with no depth, no big man, and reliant on MLEs and washed up vets from that point forward would have been a mess. They might have eventually been able to amass enough depth, but the short term would have been brutal.

    Still early, but looks like things have worked out well.

  36. lounge lizard February 16th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    2012 ZiPS OPS+ Projection

    Damon 102
    Vlad 99
    Matsui 96
    Ibanez 95

    Gardner 91
    Jeter 82
    Chavez 64

    The fact that Damon can run the bases should help him stand out but it actually works against him. Damon would add another layer to the “who should lead off against righties” debate and Cashman hates that kind of controversy. He’s all about defined roles.

  37. Chip February 16th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Rich in NJ February 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    So?

    “Good offense – especially in Yankee Stadium – is easier to find than good pitching.”

    Based on the high end bats v high end pitchers that have been moved this offseason, that’s not accurate.
    ————————-

    High end pitchers under 30 moved:

    Latos, Pineda, Gio, Darvish

    High end bats under 30 (or bat prospects):

    Prince, Reyes, Rizzo, Montero, Alonso, Grandal, Reddick

  38. stuckey February 16th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Are Gardner’s stolen bases accounted for in OPS+?

    Meaning how he augments his slugging by adding extra bases after getting on by a single or walk?

  39. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    What is the fascination with alex Gordon. He had one good year. People are hot to dump hughes claiming he’s only had 1 good year.

  40. coney1 February 16th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Gary Carter has died, RIP Kid

  41. stuckey February 16th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    “High end pitchers under 30 moved:

    “Latos, Pineda, Gio, Darvish

    “High end bats under 30 (or bat prospects):

    “Prince, Reyes, Rizzo, Montero, Alonso, Grandal, Reddick”

    I’ve seen this movie.

    Free agents are going to be disqualified.

  42. blake February 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    This isn’t a hard decision ….sign Damon

    RIP Gary Carter….very sad…..much too young.

  43. Yankee Trader February 16th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Braves paid 66.6% of Lowe’s salary to ship him for an A level pitcher from the Indians
    Cubs paid 83% of remaining salary to ship Zambrano to Marlins for Chris Volsted.

    If the Yankees get 13M from the Pirates , they are paying 60.6%. Cashman- get that deal signed sealed and delivered as fast as you can!!

  44. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    “What is the fascination with alex Gordon. He had one good year. People are hot to dump hughes claiming he’s only had 1 good year.”

    This “people” would be willing to trade Hughes for some more offense because this “people” thinks we need offense at DH and back-up 3B/OF more than we need Hughes.

    What other “people” think is up to them.

  45. Irreverent Discourse February 16th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    The facination with Alex Gordon is that he finally had a good year, and he was always supposed to be good. Another “can’t miss” bat that missed for quite a few seasons before figuring it out.

  46. Irreverent Discourse February 16th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    where did my s go…. hmmmm f a s c i n a t e

  47. MaineYankee February 16th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Chip

    You’re rating Reddick way too high.

  48. lounge lizard February 16th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I don’t believe stolen bases are a factor in OPS+.

    Damon stole 12 out of 14 in the second half of 2011 BTW.

  49. TheStraw February 16th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    RIP Gary Carter

  50. Joe from Long Island February 16th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    gary carter….. i still remember when the mets traded for him.

    seemed like a great guy. rip……

    we’re doing this way too often…..

  51. Yankee Trader February 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Gary Edmund Carter (April 8, 1954 -February 16, 2012) (nickname “The Kid”) was an American former Major League Baseball catcher. During a 19-year baseball career, mostly with the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets, Carter was a premier catcher in the National League, winning three Gold Glove awards and five Silver Slugger awards. He was inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 2003 as an Expo.

    RIP #8

  52. Warning Track Power February 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Given the 4 choices, Ibanez makes the most sense because he is the “best” outfielder of
    the bunch.

  53. jacksquat February 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Clearly should be Damon imo.

  54. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Way heard it is #Yankees have offered sliding scale: #Pirates give up lesser prospects closer get to eating $15M of the $33M AJ is owed
    Favorite Retweet Reply

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    #Yankees made counteroffer to #Pirates, believe progressed made, remain optimistic AJ traded b4 Ps and Cs officially report Sunday

  55. Ys Guy February 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    im with wtp, ibanez plays the best OF so i’d go with him. i don’t want to see johnny damon embarassing himself like bernie did in the wbc.

  56. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    He was less than an effective defensive 3rd baseman. KC isn’t trading him for Burnett and he’s not worth much more than that.

  57. kd February 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    gary carter signed a ball for me when i was a kid. it was single coolest thing that had happened in my life up to that point.

  58. blake February 16th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t think you make a decision on which platoon DH to sign because of a marginal difference in bad outfield defense.

  59. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Joe from Long Island February 16th, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    gary carter….. i still remember when the mets traded for him.

    seemed like a great guy. rip……

    we’re doing this way too often…..

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Gives a person concerns about Tony Gwynn’s health from here on out. Two cancer surgeries in a short time, with the one yesterday taking 14 hours, which included nerve grafts to his face.

  60. stuckey February 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    “Damon 102
    Vlad 99
    Matsui 96
    Ibanez 95″

    Here’s my take. I think it would be an upset if these 4 players finished exactly per per projections and/or according to how they finished last year. Like the 2011 order is going to repeat itself exactly in 2012.

    This, combined with what I think is a fairly reasonable hypothesis any differences between those 4 will not impact the team bottom-line to any significant degree, is why I can’t muster the energy to have a horse in this race.

    If for whatever reason the Yanks seeing something they like in one of them, I’d just as soon be interested to see how it plays out.

  61. Yankee Trader February 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, 15M from the Pirates for Burnett. Take it now, and ask for nothing else.

  62. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    “He was less than an effective defensive 3rd baseman. KC isn’t trading him for Burnett and he’s not worth much more than that.”

    Yeah I agree but as a back-up 3B he might do. AJ wouldn’t get him but Hughes+ might be a starting point, although Hughes probably isn’t that attractive since he’s a free agent after 2013.

    Anyway, Gordon is really Chip’s project. I’d go for any decent hitting 3B/corner outfielder. I just can’t think of one that’s available.

  63. randy l. February 16th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    57 is way too young.

    RIP gary carter

  64. blake February 16th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1 57s To reiterate: It’d be huge upset if Burnett to #Pirates didn’t happen. Teams talking more defined $$/prospects No way AJ is in #Yankees camp

  65. blake February 16th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    “Wow, 15M from the Pirates for Burnett. Take it now, and ask for nothing else.”

    Yea…considering the prospects either way are likely non prospects ….take the cash

  66. Yankee Trader February 16th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Wave-

    Martin Prado was available months ago for a power corner OF bat, which still wasn’t filled by the Braves.

  67. Villa Nova-Ya February 16th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Rest in Peace, Gary Carter.

  68. blake February 16th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Via Ben Badler, soon-to-be 21-year-old right-hander Rafael DePaula is still in the Dominican Republic waiting for a visa, which would make his $500k contract with the Yankees become official. The two sides agreed to terms in November of 2010, but DePaula has been stuck in visa limbo because he’d previously lied about his age and identity. He spent last year working out at the team’s academy in the Dominican Republic, and I suspect he’ll do the same this summer if he doesn’t get a visa anytime soon. DePaula has a great arm and could still become one of the team’s better pitching prospects, but he’s lost a lot of development time with all these delays.

    http://www.riveraveblues.com

  69. Villa Nova-Ya February 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Joe From Long Island,

    Was it Singleton, a shortstop whose name escapes me and Mike Jurgenson for the Kid?

  70. Tom in N.J. February 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I was once on an elevator with Gary Carter. He signed his autograph “God Bless, Gary Carter”

    May God bless you too, Kid.

  71. Ys Guy February 16th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    “DePaula has been stuck in visa limbo because he’d previously lied about his age and identity.”
    ================================
    how do we know he’s not still lying?

  72. lounge lizard February 16th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    The ZiPS projection is not based soley on results from 2011. It is multi-year and takes players’ ages into account, that I’m sure. It’s my impression that it may also go “behind the numbers” (e.g. a markdown for unsustainable BABIP) but I don’t pretend to be expert on that.

  73. Wave Your Hat February 16th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I was at Carter’s first game in Shea when he hit the HR to win it. Freezing my butt off way up in the LF upper deck, but it was pretty neat.

  74. disco stu February 16th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    God Bless you Gary … world is a little less joyful and a tad more cynnical without The Kid.

    You will be missed.

  75. GreenBeret7 February 16th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Villa Nova-Ya February 16th, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Joe From Long Island,

    Was it Singleton, a shortstop whose name escapes me and Mike Jurgenson for the Kid?

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    It was 3rd baseman Hubie Brooks and a couple of others, wasn’t it.

  76. LGY February 16th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    If you are super sensitive don’t click this link but if you have a sense of humor, hilarious

  77. LGY February 16th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gnFgwbkr78

  78. stuckey February 16th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    “The ZiPS projection is not based soley on results from 2011. It is multi-year and takes players’ ages into account, that I’m sure. It’s my impression that it may also go “behind the numbers” (e.g. a markdown for unsustainable BABIP) but I don’t pretend to be expert on that.”

    Should be easy enough to find last year’s projections on those players and match them up against the results.

  79. austinmac February 16th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    If Cashman gets $15M savings, he made $5M more than most thought. Plus, the 40 savings on top of that. Cashman is making ownership happier. Let’s hope they spend it and spend it wisely. Owners pocketing the money doesn’t excite me.

  80. MaineYankee February 16th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    GB7

    http://bangordailynews.com/201.....k-tv-show/

    This is a show on Animal Planet starting next month.

    If you watch it you may see randy’s cousins picked up for poaching Bullwinkle. :D:

  81. randy l. February 16th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    “If you watch it you may see randy’s cousins picked up for poaching Bullwinkle.”

    maine yankee-

    it”s not their fault a moose walks by when they’re eating breakfast :)

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