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Old January 23 2014, 03:59 PM   #451
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Sizemore's deal could be worth up to $6 million in incentives.

What on Earth.
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Old January 23 2014, 04:53 PM   #452
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Well if he hits them, it means he's been playing enough to help the team, which I guess is sorta the point anyway.
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Old January 23 2014, 05:42 PM   #453
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Yeah, it's just ... strange to give a guaranteed contract to a guy who's been out of baseball for two years.
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Old January 23 2014, 06:16 PM   #454
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Speaking of retreads, Grady Sizemore to the Red Sox.

Interesting as a flier, I guess. Only $750k deal, and competing for a 4th/5th outfielder spot, so not like they need it to work out. Was a stud back before the injury bug bit the shit out of him. Doubt he's got the same upside anymore, but at least interesting as a cheap look and see. If not, can release him with no harm done. Not a starter, most likely, but may still offer something off the bench.

(See, that's how you evaluate retread injured veteran signings. Not just penciling him in for .300/ 30SB / 30HRs )


He was only a "stud" for 2 years... could have been one of the best in baseball had not the "bug" hit him young.

Good sign for the Sox. They must be worried about center field
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Old January 23 2014, 06:41 PM   #455
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He was only a "stud" for 2 years... could have been one of the best in baseball had not the "bug" hit him young.
Sizemore was easily a Top 25 player from 2005 - 2008.

Good sign for the Sox. They must be worried about center field
Sizemore will be a fourth outfielder; there's no way the Sox are insane enough to count on him as an everyday player. He'll probably be used to spell Jackie Bradley, Jr., since he's still really raw (and has a very troubling strikeout problem) or Victorino. At $750K, it's not exactly an expensive flier to take, but when a guy hasn't played since 2011, you give him a non-roster invitation to spring training, not guaranteed money.
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Old January 27 2014, 06:28 PM   #456
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I imagine this will be of some interest: Someone on Reddit made a site where you can query MLBAM's PITCHf/x data and get detailed results, including video clips: http://baseballsavant.com/pitchfx_search.php
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Old January 30 2014, 11:16 PM   #457
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Lance Berkman decides to hang the up.
http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/...15-year-career

What a great player. Switch hitter that was dangerous and consistent from both sides.

Stats: http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...erkmla01.shtml

Career over 400 OBP.

Hall of famer?

I don't think so. I think his name will garner enough votes to remain on the ballet a few years though.
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Old January 30 2014, 11:23 PM   #458
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I imagine this will be of some interest: Someone on Reddit made a site where you can query MLBAM's PITCHf/x data and get detailed results, including video clips: http://baseballsavant.com/pitchfx_search.php
Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks.
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Old January 30 2014, 11:38 PM   #459
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I imagine this will be of some interest: Someone on Reddit made a site where you can query MLBAM's PITCHf/x data and get detailed results, including video clips: http://baseballsavant.com/pitchfx_search.php
Very much appreciated. I'm going to get some use out of this in a few months. Good find Timby.
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Old January 31 2014, 02:12 AM   #460
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Well we should have known the Yankees ability to make asinine deals knows no end.

All I know is Yankees fans better hope he is a #1 or #2 starter cause he he busts, they are hosed even further then they are now.
We Yankee fans don't give a fuck. Its just money
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So what is NYY's starting rotation? Tanaka, CC, Nova, and who else?
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Old January 31 2014, 03:18 AM   #462
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So what is NYY's starting rotation? Tanaka, CC, Nova, and who else?
Kuroda, and the arm of Michael Pineda held together by toothpicks, gum and prayers.
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Old January 31 2014, 03:48 AM   #463
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Well we should have known the Yankees ability to make asinine deals knows no end.

All I know is Yankees fans better hope he is a #1 or #2 starter cause he he busts, they are hosed even further then they are now.
We Yankee fans don't give a fuck. Its just money
Money doesn't stop their farm system to be devoid of any actual talent.
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Old January 31 2014, 01:18 PM   #464
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Well we should have known the Yankees ability to make asinine deals knows no end.

All I know is Yankees fans better hope he is a #1 or #2 starter cause he he busts, they are hosed even further then they are now.
We Yankee fans don't give a fuck. Its just money
Money doesn't stop their farm system to be devoid of any actual talent.
That's a management problem not a money problem

So long as they continue buying decent enough players to keep me entertained I'll be fine
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Old January 31 2014, 04:04 PM   #465
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Problem is that it just kinda snowballs. if you overpay on a short deal, you can have it expire and you're fine. Every time you miss on a 6, 7, 8 year deal, you're porked for a while, and the dead money piles up. Last few years of Arod look great right now, huh? Plus gotta still pay for someone to play 3B. What happens if Tanaka is more Igawa than Darvish? Just 7 more years of that, plus the hole in the rotation.

Starts to stack up where you have more dead money in players that are either hurt, old, or terrible (sometimes all 3) than you do in the roster on the field. And they take up 25-man roster spot, so it keeps crunching down there. then you trade any prospects for a quick fix to patch a hole, and further prevent the cheap young players from helping you fix the problem, meaning you have to go overpay for more FAs to limp along. Last year, the Yankee's DL team was probably ranked about 5th in overall MLB payroll

Honestly, since the Yankees blew up their attempt to get under 189M, surprised they haven't taken another look at Drew yet. They've got garbage at 3B and 2B (or lottery ticket at best, I guess, if you hope Roberts is so concussed that he thinks it's 2006), so you could sell him a full time job, and with Jeter's age and health, Drew could wind up playing SS for the Yankees if Jeter gets hurt again, or is determined to be (more) ineffective in the field and requires more time at DH.

It's a pride/status thing, but could also fix it by having Jeter admit he doesn't really have it at SS anymore, and having HIM move to 3B or 2B. He could probably handle either of those decently, and might prolong his career a little more. Realistically, he probably should have moved for Arod back in 2004, or even to CF after his range dried up, but Captain Intangibles is Shortstop for the New York Yankees, so can't entertain a position change. Then again, even Cal Ripkin Jr. eventually moved to 3B, so it's possible...
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