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12-04-2013, 08:10 AM
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He's a career .779 OPS player....and in the 4 seasons he played over 130 games, he has only one good year. So basically he's played 7 season, 4 only close to full and out of those 4, 1 good one.

Yea, definitely a 150M dollar player
Meh, his advanced statistics put him as one of the better players in baseball. Over his last 3 seasons, his WAR was 8, 1, 5.8.

That said, you overpay in free agency. It's an absolute given. You are paying for past performance as opposed to predicted performance over the life of the contract. Based upon that premise, 95% of free agent signings, particularly of star players, are horrendous, but when weighing such deals against one another, this is hardly the worst out there imo.

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