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Rangers are fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked.
Michael Bourn is probably happy, though.
Angels fans, what seemed to be their plan for RF before this signing?
That's more than I'd want to pay for Hamilton. Not by tons, but by a couple million per season.
Using Swartz's numbers he just has to be a 4 WAR player for this to be a market value deal, and even if it were higher than a market value deal, it could still be good because the Angels can now trade Bourjos or Trumbo for a pitcher, in addition to signing Sanchez/Jackson/Lohse/Marcum.
I would guess Trout in RF and Bourjos in CF.
Angels fans love Peter Bourjos.
If the A's or M's win the division this year, that would be tremendous.
MCoA, how do you deal with contract length? My understanding is that the $/win calculations ignore that premium players are compensated with longer contracts.
At this rate I'll never be able to keep track of which irresponsible spendthrift team is ruining baseball.
The Astros might not win 50 next year.
Maybe it's because my dad died a month ago and I have no one to call and talk to about this ...
Matt, using your numbers, if he averages 4 WAR/season (one definition of a 4-WAR player: over the course of the deal) I get $121.5M value.
Maybe it's because my dad died a month ago and I have no one to call and talk to about this.
MCoA, my point is that ignoring the non-linearity of wins, which shows up in contract length, gives you a too-low number for $/win, especially for high-win players.
Jon Daniels says #Rangers did not get call to match Angels' offer. Daniels is not pleased with how negotiations ended.
“His timing on quitting smokeless tobacco couldn’t have been worse,” Ryan said Tuesday on 103.3 KESN-FM in Dallas. “You would’ve liked to have thought that if he was going to do that that he would’ve done it in the offseason, or waited until this offseason to do it. So the drastic affect that it had on him and the year that he was having up to that point in time when he did quit, you’d have liked him to have taken a different approach to that.”
“So those issues caused unrest, and it’s unfortunate that that happened and the timing was such as it was,” Ryan said.
Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan joined Galloway and Co. on 103.3 KESN-FM this week to talk about the state of the team. Here are some highlights:
On Josh Hamilton’s struggles:
I think we’re all seeing the same thing. You’re right that some of his at bats aren’t very impressive from the standpoint that he doesn’t work deep into the count, he’s swinging at a lot of bad pitches, he just doesn’t seem to be locked in at all. So what you’re hoping is that his approach will change and he’ll start giving quality at bats because there’s a lot of those at bats that he just gives away. One of the things I’ve always commented on is I can’t ever say that I ever saw Henry [Hank] Aaron give an at bat away. I think as a hitter, you have to go up there and you have to focus on the guy that you’re facing and what he’s been doing as far as the game’s concerned and try to engage what your attempt to do as far as getting a hit off him.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers don't want the free agent back "even if he wants to play here for free."
I know we're no substitute for your dad, but I hope you can find a measure of consolation here. I offer my deepest condolences.
At least now Nolan Ryan doesn't have to worry about Hamilton quitting chewing tobacco during a pennant chase.
Josh could slide right into the Torii hole.
What would Jesus have done?
So does this mean it's Bourjos or Trumbo who gets traded for RA Dickey? (Can the Mets take Wells, too?)
I cannot repeat enough how troubled I am by Hamilton's reduced contact rate in 2012 -- he made more contact than Carlos Peguero, but less contact than Miguel Olivo, and Miguel Olivo swings and misses like he's doing it for charity.
Josh could slide right into the Torii hole.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
"I pray all the time that God has us where he wants us to be at the end of the season," Hamilton said. "If that's with Texas, it's with Texas. If not, I'll be happy to go wherever he wants us to go.
In other words, I think that the teams are smart enough to know that it's likely there is going to be a year of little or no value in this 5 year deal, so to the Angels way of valuing him, it's really like 4 years, 31.25 million per year for the Angels, and if they get production out of him the 5th year, then it's a bonus and they got to defer some money.
As a Mariners fan who has now given up all hope for the near-term, all I can say is LET'S GO ATHLETICS.
That would make him Judge Scalia's least favorite player.
It's quite similar to the dynamic between managers and relievers.
Angels Park -22% LHB Hr., -7% LHB BA
I was told money was tight but I guess the Arte had money hidden under a Mattress. Business is business but don't lie.
I've been trying to write the same post for a long time now and could never quite express it the way that I wanted to. This more or less covers it as well as I ever could.
The Angels may not be getting the player they think they are getting.
Jerry Dipoto understands park factors and park adjusted stats as well as any GM in the game.
"Torii, you're old, your skills are in steep decline, and we don't want you anymore".
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