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11-12-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by zarley zelepukin View Post
Last year he was a 4 WAR player, in 2010 he was a 4 WAR player and in 2011 he was just shy of 2 WAR. 2012 was a terrible year for him, but he only had 150 PAs. His recent production says he's worth it, even if his age says to be wary.

1 WAR is usually worth about $5 mil on the open market, and that equivalency is dated by a few years, so it's probably worth slightly more now. I know he's old, and I wouldn't have signed him, but $8 mil is just not that much to give a free agent anymore. Plus it's a pretty short deal.
His 4 WAR in 2010 was due to his defense, aka UZR, aka bleh

Aside from last year his OPS and WRc+ have been average at best since 2009.

There is no way 1 war is worth $5 million. That would put a 4 WAR player at being worth $20 million a year. I don't care what Fangraphs says, that makes no sense.

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