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Beltran is a lot better than Hunter.
I'm just gonna assume that his 2012 stats was helped by who hit in front of him and behind him, and just go with that
AAV on short term deals is higher. If a win is $5 to $6 million apiece, this is about right.
This post was edited by detroitterp1184 20 months ago
Detroit Hustles Harder
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
#Tigers paid up for Hunter's leadership, clubhouse presence and all those things that might get you laughed out of a SABR meeting
@DPLennon #Marlins owner Loria: "Not today boys. If you guys haven't figured it out yet I'm not going to figure it out for you"
Despite what people may think, I don't have a problem paying a little extra for those things. However, why does Detroit need to pay extra for it? Shouldn't a club like Boston or Pittsburgh be paying for leadership and presence?
Hahaha. Well, they did finish second place in the whole league last year. I'm guessing it's because they REALLY want to finish first next year.
I think it's a good move by the Tigers at the right time.
Maybe they realize that they were lucky to even make the playoffs, barely finishing in the top half of the AL
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
If they thought that then maybe they would've tried to plug two of the holes in their roster instead of paying up for LEADERSHIP and PRESENCE.
Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that the Marlins are shopping Logan Morrison.
Morrison isn't arbitration-eligible yet, so there isn't much sense of urgency to move him from a salary perspective, but that won't stop the Marlins from listening to offers. The 25-year-old batted just .230 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and a .707 OPS in 93 games this season prior to undergoing knee surgery in September. If Morrison sticks around, he will likely open next season as the starting first baseman.
Everyone should have seen this coming when they dealt world-beater Gaby Sanchez.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
I know you have your tongue planted in cheek, but check out Trout's comments re: how Hunter helped him as a ball player. Gotta believe he'll help out Jackson become an even better defender. Like I said, this is a move that fills a few holes. Dombrowski always gets his man.
I'm sure Hunter is terrific in the clubhouse, I just don't know why Detroit needs veteran leadership. Jackson is awesome defensively, I find it hard to believe Hunter can significantly improve what Jackson does out there.
All I'm saying is Detroit may have been better off waiting for the market to settle and seeing what the going rate is before deciding they have to have Hunter. I'd personally rather have Nick Swisher than Hunter if they're getting deals that are close in AAV.
I'd be pretty furious if we passed up Torii Hunter to wait for any one of the Swisher/Pagan/Ross pu pu platter. We're the AL Champs, we go out and get what's ours. Not to mention, we immediately address the baserunning/defensive deficiencies that has been noted ad nauseam.
Swisher is more than likely a better player than Hunter going forward.
If Illitch continues to spend than I wouldn't get too caught up on this deal. If they don't however and signing Hunter comes at the expense of making a couple of smaller deals to plug a few more holes than I'm not a fan.
Lol, both Pagan and Swisher are undoubtedly better over the next 3 years than Hunter.
This is a very good point to consider going forward. Since Sanchez appears to be asking for the moon and the stars, we'll see how it plays out.
Swisher is getting ran out of New York. I would not want him.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Swisher has been incredibly consistent throughout his career. .350+ OBP, 20+ HR, average in the field.
Congrats to Dickey
now announce which team he's getting traded to!
...which is why a two year deal was imperative.
7th best team in the AL says things.
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