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Monday, November 05, 2012

2013 Free Agent Prediction Contest

We should have one of these things, right?  The signings will start today-ish.  Winner gets… to be called the winner of the contest!

Since I’m making up the contest, these are the rules.  (1) Just pick the team, not the contract.  (2) Only 20 players, my eyes usually glaze over when the list gets longer.  (3) More points for choosing the destination of elite and sub-elite free agents.  (4) Elite and sub-elite have been defined according to my whims.  The names below the jump…

Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton
Zack Greinke

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn
Nick Swisher
Anibal Sanchez
BJ Upton

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse
Edwin Jackson
Angel Pagan
Mike Napoli
Dan Haren
Rafael Soriano
Hiroki Kuroda
Shane Victorino
Adam LaRoche
Melky Cabrera
Ryan Dempster
Torii Hunter
Stephen Drew
Kevin Youkilis

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?

Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:18 PM | 73 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 05, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4293285)
All of them sign with the Dodgers for eleventy billion Magic bucks.
   2. Swedish Chef Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:08 PM (#4293323)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Red Sox
Zack Greinke Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn Rangers
Nick Swisher Orioles
Anibal Sanchez Yankees
BJ Upton Marlins

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse Tigers
Edwin Jackson White Sox
Angel Pagan Giants
Mike Napoli Red Sox
Dan Haren Cubs
Rafael Soriano Angels
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Phillies
Adam LaRoche Nationals
Melky Cabrera Mariners
Ryan Dempster Mariners
Torii Hunter Mariners
Stephen Drew Royals
Kevin Youkilis Pirates

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? 140M
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4293343)
Josh Hamilton - Braves
Zack Greinke - Angels

Michael Bourn - D-Backs
Nick Swisher - Rangers
Anibal Sanchez - Red Sox
BJ Upton - Nationals

Kyle Lohse - Cardinals
Edwin Jackson - Nationals
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Dan Haren - Yankees
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Angels
Shane Victorino - Dodgers
Adam LaRoche - Nationals
Melky Cabrera - Yankees
Ryan Dempster - Marlins
Torii Hunter - Reds
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - Mariners
Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?

$132,000,000.01
   4. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4293363)
On the tie-breaker, I will assume it is guaranteed money - that is, an option year for 30 mil with a 5 mil buyout counts as 5 mil, not 30.

In any case, please make a ruling one way or the other, ASAP.
   5. bookbook Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4293369)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Blue Jays
Zack Greinke Orioles

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Royals
Nick Swisher Mariners
Anibal Sanchez Angels
BJ Upton Rangers

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse Royals
Edwin Jackson Red Sox
Angel Pagan Cubs
Mike Napoli Astros
Dan Haren Cardinals
Rafael Soriano Phillies
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Tigers
Adam LaRoche Padres
Melky Cabrera Oakland A's
Ryan Dempster Reds
Torii Hunter White Sox
Stephen Drew Cardinals
Kevin Youkilis White Sox

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?

111,000
   6. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4293370)
On the tie-breaker, I will assume it is guaranteed money - that is, an option year for 30 mil with a 5 mil buyout counts as 5 mil, not 30.

In any case, please make a ruling one way or the other, ASAP.
Guaranteed money!
   7. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4293383)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Red Sox
Zack Greinke - Dodgers
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Dodgers
Nick Swisher - Dodgers
Anibal Sanchez - Angels
BJ Upton - Rays
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - angels
Edwin Jackson - Marlins
Angel Pagan - giants
Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Dan Haren - Angels
Rafael Soriano - tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - red sox
Adam LaRoche - red Sox
Melky Cabrera - Yankees
Ryan Dempster - Nationals
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - red sox
Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? 152.5 million
   8. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4293390)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton Dodgers
Zack Greinke Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Nationals
Nick Swisher Orioles
Anibal Sanchez Tigers
BJ Upton Giants

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse White Sox
Edwin Jackson Rangers
Angel Pagan Rangers
Mike Napoli Red Sox
Dan Haren Braves
Rafael Soriano Angels
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Blue Jays
Adam LaRoche Nationals
Melky Cabrera Reds
Ryan Dempster Cubs
Torii Hunter Pirates
Stephen Drew Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis Rockies

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?
$127M
   9. JJ1986 Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4293400)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Dodgers
Zack Greinke - Rangers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Rangers
Nick Swisher - Orioles
Anibal Sanchez - Blue Jays
BJ Upton - Phillies

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Angels
Edwin Jackson - Nationals
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Rays
Dan Haren - Padres
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Dodgers
Shane Victorino - Rays
Adam LaRoche - Nats
Melky Cabrera - Mets
Ryan Dempster - Cubs
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - A's
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $144,000,000
   10. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4293401)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Mariners
Zack Greinke - Blue Jays
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Nationals
Nick Swisher - Tigers
Anibal Sanchez - Cardinals
BJ Upton - Phillies
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Dodgers
Edwin Jackson - Yankees
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Dan Haren - Red Sox
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Reds
Adam LaRoche - Mariners
Melky Cabrera - Rays
Ryan Dempster - Rangers
Torii Hunter - A's
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - Rays
Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? - $160 million
   11. buddaley Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4293405)
Hamilton: Brewers
Greinke: Rangers

Bourn: Reds
Swisher: Phillies
Sanchez: Tigers
Upton: Angels

Lohse: White Sox
Jackson: Orioles
Pagan: Braves
Napoli: Rays
Haren:Padres
Soriano: Tigers
Kuroda: Yankees
Victorino: Nats
LaRoche: Rangers
Cabrera: Rays
Dempster: Pirates
Hunter: Yankees
Drew: A's
Youklis: White Sox

Tie Breaker: For guaranteed years: $115 million; With options: $165 million
   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4293407)
Josh Hamilton - Red Sox
Zack Greinke - Dodgers

Michael Bourn - Phillies
Nick Swisher - Tigers
Anibal Sanchez - Red Sox
BJ Upton - Nationals

Kyle Lohse - Angels
Edwin Jackson - Blue Jays
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Rays
Dan Haren - Nationals
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Braves
Adam LaRoche - Rangers
Melky Cabrera - Mariners
Ryan Dempster - Orioles
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - Brewers
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox

Tiebreaker: $129 million

Others (just for fun):
Shaun Marcum - Twins
Brandon McCarthy - Blue Jays
Ryan Madson - Red Sox
Joakim Soria - Royals
Russell Martin - Yankees
Delmon Young - Phillies
Cody Ross - Red Sox
Ichiro Suzuki - A's
Travis Hafner - Orioles
Francisco Liriano - White Sox
Joe Saunders - Royals
Carlos Villanueva - Royals
Carlos Zambrano - Diamondbacks
Scott Feldman - Orioles
Jose Valverde - Nationals
   13. Random Transaction Generator Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4293415)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton - Dodgers
Zack Greinke - Rangers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - Orioles
Nick Swisher - Rangers
Anibal Sanchez - Tigers
BJ Upton - Yankees

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse - Reds
Edwin Jackson - Blue Jays
Angel Pagan - Nationals
Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Dan Haren - Mets
Rafael Soriano - Angels
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Pirates
Adam LaRoche - Nationals
Melky Cabrera - Braves
Ryan Dempster - Cubs
Torii Hunter - Reds
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - Royals

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?
$133million
   14. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: November 05, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4293420)
Winner gets…


Alfonso Soriano is available.
   15. Derb Posted: November 05, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4293446)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Dodgers
Zack Greinke - Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Atlanta
Nick Swisher - Orioles
Anibal Sanchez - Yankees
BJ Upton - Phillies

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Atlanta
Edwin Jackson - Mets
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Rangers
Dan Haren - Seattle
Rafael Soriano - Royals
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Red Sox
Adam LaRoche - Astros
Melky Cabrera - Tigers
Ryan Dempster - Cardinals
Torii Hunter - Blue Jays
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox

Tie-Breaker

$150 million
   16. Dan Posted: November 05, 2012 at 02:56 PM (#4293494)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Red Sox
Zack Greinke Rangers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn Reds
Nick Swisher Tigers
Anibal Sanchez Red Sox
BJ Upton Nationals

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse Tigers
Edwin Jackson Nationals
Angel Pagan Giants
Mike Napoli Red Sox
Dan Haren Mets
Rafael Soriano Angels
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Braves
Adam LaRoche Orioles
Melky Cabrera Rays
Ryan Dempster Dodgers
Torii Hunter Yankees
Stephen Drew Athletics
Kevin Youkilis Phillies

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? 143M
   17. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 05, 2012 at 03:07 PM (#4293506)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton: Tigers
Zack Greinke: Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn: Giants
Nick Swisher: Mariners
Anibal Sanchez: Red Sox
BJ Upton: Red Sox

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse: Cardinals
Edwin Jackson: Orioles
Angel Pagan: Marlins
Mike Napoli: Athletics (playoff money)
Dan Haren: White Sox, immediately returns to Cy Young form
Rafael Soriano: Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda: Yankees
Shane Victorino: Rangers
Adam LaRoche: Nationals
Melky Cabrera: Rays
Ryan Dempster: Back to the Cubs!
Torii Hunter: Phillies
Stephen Drew: Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis: Mets

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $127 million
   18. Davo Dozier Posted: November 05, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4293519)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Red Sox
Zack Greinke - Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - Mariners
Nick Swisher - Tigers
Anibal Sanchez - Nationals
BJ Upton - Giants

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse - Royals
Edwin Jackson - Orioles
Angel Pagan - Braves
Mike Napoli - Yankees
Dan Haren - Red Sox
Rafael Soriano - Rangers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Twins
Adam LaRoche - Rockies
Melky Cabrera - Rangers
Ryan Dempster - Cardinals
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - Dodgers
Kevin Youkilis - Athletics

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $175,000,000.75
   19. Poster Nutbag Posted: November 05, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4293595)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - MIL
Zack Greinke - LAD

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - ATL
Nick Swisher - SF
Anibal Sanchez - KC
BJ Upton - WAS

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse - STL
Edwin Jackson - KC
Angel Pagan - BAL
Mike Napoli - HOU
Dan Haren - SD
Rafael Soriano - MIL
Hiroki Kuroda - MIN
Shane Victorino - TEX
Adam LaRoche - WAS
Melky Cabrera - DET
Ryan Dempster - SEA
Torii Hunter - NYY
Stephen Drew - OAK
Kevin Youkilis - PHI

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $168 Million
   20. SM Posted: November 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM (#4293639)
I don't get all these Josh Hamilton to the Dodgers predictions. Where would he play? Don't they already have 3 very highly paid OFs? Plus a very highly paid 1B?
   21. JJ1986 Posted: November 05, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4293645)
I don't get all these Josh Hamilton to the Dodgers predictions. Where would he play? Don't they already have 3 very highly paid OFs? Plus a very highly paid 1B?


I was mostly doing it to try to come up with a Wild Card prediction; didn't think anyone else would make it. There have been a few news blurbs about Andre Ethier possibly being traded, and maybe a team like Toronto or Seattle who has trouble getting free agents bites on him.
   22. Davo Dozier Posted: November 05, 2012 at 05:42 PM (#4293663)
My bonus trade predictions are:

Rays trade Shields to the Rangers.
Twins trade Span to the Nationals.
Rockies trade Tulowitzki to the Yankees.
   23. I Fought Vance Law and Vance Law Won Posted: November 05, 2012 at 06:28 PM (#4293727)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton: Phillies
Zack Greinke: Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn: Rangers
Nick Swisher: Orioles
Anibal Sanchez: Yankees
BJ Upton: Braves

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse: Angels
Edwin Jackson: Red Sox
Angel Pagan: Red Sox
Mike Napoli: A's
Dan Haren: White Sox
Rafael Soriano: Mets
Hiroki Kuroda: Royals
Shane Victorino: Giants
Adam LaRoche: Indians
Melky Cabrera: Mariners
Ryan Dempster: Blue Jays
Torii Hunter: Angels
Stephen Drew: A's
Kevin Youkilis: White Sox

Tie-Breaker: $125M
   24. DCA Posted: November 05, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4293750)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton: Tigers
Zack Greinke: Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn: Braves
Nick Swisher: Yankees
Anibal Sanchez: Tigers
BJ Upton: Nationals

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse: Cardinals
Edwin Jackson: Nationals
Angel Pagan: Giants
Mike Napoli: Rangers
Dan Haren: White Sox
Rafael Soriano: Mariners
Hiroki Kuroda: Tigers
Shane Victorino: Phillies
Adam LaRoche: Nationals
Melky Cabrera: Red Sox
Ryan Dempster: Rangers
Torii Hunter: Angels
Stephen Drew: A's
Kevin Youkilis: White Sox

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $200M
   25. tshipman Posted: November 05, 2012 at 07:01 PM (#4293754)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton: Mariners
Zack Greinke: Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn: Phillies
Nick Swisher: Red Sox
Anibal Sanchez: Red Sox
BJ Upton: Giants

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse: Dodgers
Edwin Jackson: Rays
Angel Pagan: Rangers
Mike Napoli: Rangers
Dan Haren: Didn't he get traded?
Rafael Soriano: Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda: Yankees
Shane Victorino: Phillies
Adam LaRoche: Nationals
Melky Cabrera: Dodgers
Ryan Dempster: Dodgers
Torii Hunter: Angels
Stephen Drew: Athletics
Kevin Youkilis: Athletics

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? 170 Million.
   26. Jittery McFrog Posted: November 05, 2012 at 07:08 PM (#4293759)
Josh Hamilton - Mariners
Zack Greinke - Angels

Michael Bourn - Rangers
Nick Swisher - Orioles
Anibal Sanchez - Red Sox
BJ Upton - Nationals

Kyle Lohse - White Sox
Edwin Jackson - Angels
Angel Pagan - Braves
Mike Napoli - Rays
Dan Haren - San Diego
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Reds
Adam LaRoche - Nationals
Melky Cabrera - Blue Jays
Ryan Dempster - Dodgers
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - Phillies

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?
$162,723,612.23
   27. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 05, 2012 at 07:19 PM (#4293771)
Josh Hamilton - Orioles
Zack Greinke - Angels

Michael Bourn - Rangers
Nick Swisher - Giants
Anibal Sanchez - Pirates
BJ Upton - Mets

Kyle Lohse - Cardinals
Edwin Jackson - Nationals
Angel Pagan - Braves
Mike Napoli - Yankees
Dan Haren - Red Sox
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Reds
Adam LaRoche - Orioles
Melky Cabrera - Cubs
Ryan Dempster - Cubs
Torii Hunter - Phillies
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - A's

Josh Hamilton's contract will total $189,000,000.01.
   28. jobu Posted: November 05, 2012 at 07:25 PM (#4293779)
Hamilton: Brewers
Greinke: Rangers

Bourn: Braves
Swisher: Red Sox
Sanchez: Tigers
Upton: Rangers

Lohse: Cardinals
Jackson: Padres
Pagan: Mets
Napoli: A's
Haren: Dodgers
Soriano: Rays
Kuroda: Yankees
Victorino: Phillies
LaRoche: Nationals
Cabrera: Blue Jays
Dempster: Dodgers
Hunter: Angels
Drew: A's
Youkilis: White Sox

Tie Breaker: $121 million
   29. HMS Moses Taylor Posted: November 05, 2012 at 07:35 PM (#4293786)
I don't get all the SP predictions for the White Sox. After resigning Peavy and keeping Floyd, they have 6 SPs. I guess there's a chance they trade one, but not because they sign someone like Lohse or Haren.

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Josh Hamilton - Orioles
Zack Greinke - Dodgers

Michael Bourn - Rangers
Nick Swisher - Giants
Anibal Sanchez - Tigers
BJ Upton - Phillies

Kyle Lohse - Cardinals
Edwin Jackson - Yankees
Angel Pagan - Braves
Mike Napoli - Yankees
Dan Haren - Cubs
Rafael Soriano - Angels
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Brewers
Adam LaRoche - Indians
Melky Cabrera - Giants
Ryan Dempster - Brewers
Torii Hunter - Tigers
Stephen Drew - A's
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox

Josh Hamilton's contract will total $170,000,000.01.
   30. Walt Davis Posted: November 05, 2012 at 10:14 PM (#4293885)
slow day at work ...

Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton -- Detroit (pizza dough's gotta go before he dies)
Zack Greinke -- Dodgers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn -- Rangers (or Phillies)
Nick Swisher -- Magic 8 Ball says Pirates
Anibal Sanchez -- Nats
BJ Upton -- Phillies (or Rangers)

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse -- Cubs (sigh)
Edwin Jackson -- Detroit
Angel Pagan -- Cubs
Mike Napoli -- Red Sox
Dan Haren -- Red Sox
Rafael Soriano -- Angels (dark horse) ... Detroit
Hiroki Kuroda -- Yanks
Shane Victorino -- Brewers
Adam LaRoche -- Nats
Melky Cabrera -- Houston (absolutely no idea)
Ryan Dempster -- Cubs
Torii Hunter -- Red Sox (or Yanks)
Stephen Drew -- A's
Kevin Youkilis -- Arizona (or Cubs)

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?

$122.5 M or $125 if you count the $2.5 M buyout on the option year. :-)

EDIT: I'll be happy if I get two right
   31. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: November 05, 2012 at 10:41 PM (#4293912)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton: White Sox
Zack Greinke: Cardinals
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn: Rangers
Nick Swisher: Yankees
Anibal Sanchez: Tigers
BJ Upton: D-Backs
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse: Cubs
Edwin Jackson: Royals
Angel Pagan: Giants
Mike Napoli: Red Sox
Dan Haren: Orioles
Rafael Soriano: Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda: Yankees
Shane Victorino: Dodgers
Adam LaRoche: Rays
Melky Cabrera: Giants (Yomiuri)
Ryan Dempster: Dodgers
Torii Hunter: Angels
Stephen Drew: A's
Kevin Youkilis: A's

TieBreaker: 128M
   32. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 06, 2012 at 01:07 AM (#4294053)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Red Sox
Zack Greinke Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Rangers
Nick Swisher Orioles
Anibal Sanchez Yankees
BJ Upton Braves

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse Cards
Edwin Jackson Blue Jays
Angel Pagan Blue Jays
Mike Napoli Astros
Dan Haren Orioles
Rafael Soriano Brewers
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Reds
Adam LaRoche Nationals
Melky Cabrera Rangers
Ryan Dempster Dodgers
Torii Hunter D-Backs
Stephen Drew A's
Kevin Youkilis Braves


Hamilton: 162 million
   33. TerpNats Posted: November 06, 2012 at 08:19 AM (#4294156)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton -- White Sox
Zack Greinke -- Dodgers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn -- Nationals
Nick Swisher -- Orioles
Anibal Sanchez -- Yankees
BJ Upton -- Rangers

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse -- Reds
Edwin Jackson -- Astros
Angel Pagan -- D'backs
Mike Napoli -- Red Sox
Dan Haren -- Pirates
Rafael Soriano -- Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda -- Nationals
Shane Victorino -- Nationals
Adam LaRoche -- Nationals
Melky Cabrera -- Indians
Ryan Dempster -- Dodgers
Torii Hunter -- Yankees
Stephen Drew -- Athletics
Kevin Youkilis -- White Sox

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?
$123M
   34. Hack Wilson Posted: November 06, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4294641)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton: Mariners
Zack Greinke: Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn: Rangers
Nick Swisher: Giants
Anibal Sanchez: Tigers
BJ Upton: Cubs

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse: Yankees
Edwin Jackson: Mets
Angel Pagan: Red Sox
Mike Napoli: Rangers
Dan Haren: Cubs
Rafael Soriano: Cubs
Hiroki Kuroda: Yankees
Shane Victorino: Blue Jays
Adam LaRoche: Indians
Melky Cabrera: Japan, OK White Sox
Ryan Dempster: Brewers
Torii Hunter: Phils
Stephen Drew: A's
Kevin Youkilis: White Sox

Tie-Breaker: $135M
   35. Willie Mayspedester Posted: November 06, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4294812)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Red Sox
Zack Greinke - Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - Nationals
Nick Swisher - Orioles
Anibal Sanchez - Yankees
BJ Upton - Diamondbacks

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse - Cardinals
Edwin Jackson - Tigers
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Dan Haren - Red Sox
Rafael Soriano - Reds
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Cubs
Adam LaRoche - Nationals
Melky Cabrera - Royals
Ryan Dempster - Brewers
Torii Hunter - White Sox
Stephen Drew - A's
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?
150 million

   36. Suff Posted: November 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM (#4295148)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Mariners
Zack Greinke - Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Phillies
Nick Swisher - Orioles
Anibal Sanchez - Tigers
BJ Upton - White Sox

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse - Angels
Edwin Jackson - Red Sox
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Astros
Dan Haren - Pirates
Rafael Soriano - Marlins
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Braves
Adam LaRoche - Orioles
Melky Cabrera - Rays
Ryan Dempster - Brewers
Torii Hunter - Rangers
Stephen Drew - Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis - Phillies



Hamilton: $118 million
   37. Darren Posted: November 07, 2012 at 12:04 AM (#4295812)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton -- Dodgers
Zack Greinke -- Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn -- Rangers
Nick Swisher -- Red Sox
Anibal Sanchez -- Red Sox
BJ Upton -- Mariners

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse -- Mets
Edwin Jackson -- Nationals
Angel Pagan -- Red Sox
Mike Napoli -- Yankees
Dan Haren -- Red Sox
Rafael Soriano -- Angels
Hiroki Kuroda -- Yankees
Shane Victorino -- Rangers
Adam LaRoche -- Nationals
Melky Cabrera -- Mets
Ryan Dempster -- Brewers
Torii Hunter -- Angels
Stephen Drew -- A's
Kevin Youkilis -- Red Sox

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $131.24M
   38. I Fought Vance Law and Vance Law Won Posted: November 07, 2012 at 09:19 AM (#4296668)
I don't get all the SP predictions for the White Sox. After resigning Peavy and keeping Floyd, they have 6 SPs. I guess there's a chance they trade one, but not because they sign someone like Lohse or Haren.


Speaking for myself, I don't think the White Sox go after free agent starters in any meaningful way, but my prediction involves Haren's value being depressed by injury concerns, and the organization deciding eventually to pay a premium over that undervalue believing they can make him right. Then if it works out they have terrific pitching depth, or can trade somebody for a prospect or something.
   39. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: November 07, 2012 at 09:29 AM (#4296672)
I'd prefer the nats go after swisher than bourn
   40. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: November 07, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4296957)
I have no friggin idea, of course, but

Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Red Sox
Zack Greinke - Rangers
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Giants
Nick Swisher - Mariners
Anibal Sanchez - Angels
BJ Upton - Phillies
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Dodgers
Edwin Jackson - Blue Jays
Angel Pagan - Rangers
Mike Napoli - Orioles
Dan Haren - Nationals
Rafael Soriano - Blue Jays
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Braves
Adam LaRoche - Nationals
Melky Cabrera - Mets
Ryan Dempster - Angels
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - Tigers
Kevin Youkilis - Astros

Tie-Breaker $126 million
   41. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 08, 2012 at 10:54 AM (#4297851)
I put together the contest spreadsheet, so I have moderately fun things like the consensus picks so far:

Josh Hamilton - Red Sox (8)
Zack Greinke - Angels (16)
Michael Bourn - Rangers (11)
Nick Swisher - Orioles (10)
Anibal Sanchez - Tigers (9)
BJ Upton - Phillies (6)
Kyle Lohse - Cardinals (9)
Edwin Jackson - Nationals (6)
Angel Pagan - Giants (12)
Mike Napoli - Red Sox (11)
Dan Haren - Red Sox (5)
Rafael Soriano - Tigers (10)
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees (24)
Shane Victorino - Reds (4)
Adam LaRoche - Nationals (17)
Melky Cabrera - Rays (5)
Ryan Dempster - Dodgers (7)
Torii Hunter - Yankees (10)
Stephen Drew - A's (16)
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox (12)
Tie-Breaker - $143M

No consensus at all on Haren or the second-tier outfielders. The Dodgers were a popular option for free agent picks, but there's no agreement on which free agents the Dodgers will chase. As would be expected, the default of re-signing often trumped any expected team changes.

Contest closes when one of these players signs a contract.
   42. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: November 09, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4298967)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Dodgers
Zack Greinke - Dodgers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - Diamondbacks
Nick Swisher - Red Sox
Anibal Sanchez - Red Sox
BJ Upton - Diamondbacks

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse - Yankees
Edwin Jackson - Nationals
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - Yankees
Dan Haren - Astros
Rafael Soriano - Blue Jays
Hiroki Kuroda - Rangers
Shane Victorino - Rangers
Adam LaRoche - Orioles
Melky Cabrera - Rays
Ryan Dempster - Giants
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - A's
Kevin Youkilis - White Sox

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $160M
   43. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: November 09, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4299048)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Angels
Zack Greinke - Yankees
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn -Yankees
Nick Swisher - Cubs
Anibal Sanchez - A's
BJ Upton - Giants
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Cardinals
Edwin Jackson - Cardinals
Angel Pagan - Giants
Mike Napoli - A's
Dan Haren - Seattle
Rafael Soriano - Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda - Mets
Shane Victorino - Brewers
Adam LaRoche- Nats
Melky Cabrera - Royals
Ryan Dempster - Rangers
Torii Hunter - Angels
Stephen Drew - Dodgers
Kevin Youkilis - Cubs
Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $90 million
   44. Guapo Posted: November 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM (#4299492)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton- Seattle
Zack Greinke- Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn- Nationals
Nick Swisher- Texas
Anibal Sanchez- Dodgers
BJ Upton- Phillies

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse- Boston
Edwin Jackson- Nationals
Angel Pagan- Atlanta
Mike Napoli- Mariners
Dan Haren- Padres
Rafael Soriano- Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda- Yankees
Shane Victorino- Detroit
Adam LaRoche- Boston
Melky Cabrera- Giants
Ryan Dempster- Minnesota
Torii Hunter- Boston
Stephen Drew- Oakland
Kevin Youkilis- Phillies

Tie-Breaker

What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?

$175 million
   45. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: November 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM (#4299975)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton Seattle
Zack Greinke Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Giants
Nick Swisher Orioles
Anibal Sanchez Red Sox
BJ Upton Nationals

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse Angels
Edwin Jackson Red Sox
Angel Pagan Braves
Mike Napoli Red Sox
Dan Haren Padres
Rafael Soriano Angels
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Marlins
Adam LaRoche Nationals
Melky Cabrera Blue Jays
Ryan Dempster White Sox
Torii Hunter Pirates
Stephen Drew Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis Phillies

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?
$135 million
   46. NattyBoh Posted: November 11, 2012 at 05:54 PM (#4300199)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton - MARLINS
Zack Greinke - ANGELS

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - RANGERS
Nick Swisher - RED SOX
Anibal Sanchez - DODGERS
BJ Upton - PHILLIES
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - ROYALS
Edwin Jackson - BLUE JAYS
Angel Pagan - BRAVES
Mike Napoli - MARINERS
Dan Haren - TIGERS
Rafael Soriano - ANGELS
Hiroki Kuroda - YANKEES
Shane Victorino - GIANTS
Adam LaRoche - NATIONALS
Melky Cabrera - TIGERS
Ryan Dempster - CARDINALS
Torii Hunter - YANKEES
Stephen Drew - ATHLETICS
Kevin Youkilis - WHITE SOX
Tie-Breaker 126 MILLION
   47. Ray (RDP) Posted: November 11, 2012 at 07:06 PM (#4300238)
All I know for sure is that the Dodgers won't trade for Crawford, Beckett, and Gonzalez. No way.
   48. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: November 11, 2012 at 07:37 PM (#4300242)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton - DODGERS
Zack Greinke - ANGELS

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - RANGERS
Nick Swisher - MARINERS
Anibal Sanchez - RED SOX
BJ Upton - PHILLIES
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - TWINS
Edwin Jackson - DODGERS
Angel Pagan - RAYS
Mike Napoli - MARINERS
Dan Haren - PADRES
Rafael Soriano - MARLINS
Hiroki Kuroda - YANKEES
Shane Victorino - GIANTS
Adam LaRoche - NATIONALS
Melky Cabrera - TIGERS
Ryan Dempster - DODGERS
Torii Hunter - YANKEES
Stephen Drew - RED SOX
Kevin Youkilis - WHITE SOX
Tie-Breaker 145 MILLION
   49. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 11, 2012 at 07:41 PM (#4300244)
<I>
Rockies trade Tulowitzki to the Yankees.<I>

You shut your whore mouth.
   50. Pleasant Nate (Upgraded from 'Nate') Posted: November 12, 2012 at 12:54 AM (#4300405)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton - Orioles
Zack Greinke - Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn - Phillies
Nick Swisher - Mariners
Anibal Sanchez - Red Sox
BJ Upton - Cubs

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Pirates
Edwin Jackson - Blue Jays
Angel Pagan - Braves
Mike Napoli - Red Sox
Dan Haren - Tigers
Rafael Soriano - Nationals
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Giants
Adam LaRoche - Nationals
Melky Cabrera - Mets
Ryan Dempster - Cubs
Torii Hunter - Yankees
Stephen Drew - Athletics
Kevin Youkilis - Phillies
Tie-Breaker 132.32 MILLION
   51. eddieot Posted: November 12, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4300808)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton - Blue Jays
Zack Greinke - Orioles
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn - Phillies
Nick Swisher - Reds
Anibal Sanchez - Twins
BJ Upton - Yankees
Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse - Mets
Edwin Jackson - Dodgers
Angel Pagan - Astros
Mike Napoli - Yankees
Dan Haren - Red Sox
Rafael Soriano - Tigers
Hiroki Kuroda - Yankees
Shane Victorino - Dodgers
Adam LaRoche - Marlins
Melky Cabrera - Rangers
Ryan Dempster - Red Sox
Torii Hunter - A's
Stephen Drew - A's
Kevin Youkilis - Phillies
Tie-Breaker $144M
   52. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: November 12, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4300819)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each
Josh Hamilton- YANKEES
Zack Greinke- YANKEES
Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn- YANKEES
Nick Swisher- YANKEES
Anibal Sanchez- YANKEES
BJ Upton- YANKEES
Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse-- YANKEES
Edwin Jackson- YANKEES
Angel Pagan-YANKEES
Mike Napoli-YANKEES
Dan Haren- YANKEES
Rafael Soriano-YANKEES
Hiroki Kuroda- YANKEES
Shane Victorino- YANKEES
Adam LaRoche- YANKEES
Melky Cabrera- YANKEES
Ryan Dempster- YANKEES
Torii Hunter- YANKEES
Stephen Drew- YANKEES
Kevin Youkilis- YANKEES
Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract?


$62,453,398,232.98.
   53. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4301424)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Rangers
Zack Greinke Dodgers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Phillies
Nick Swisher Giants
Anibal Sanchez Angels
BJ Upton Rangers

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse Dodgers
Edwin Jackson Blue Jays
Angel Pagan Orioles
Mike Napoli Red Sox
Dan Haren Cardinals
Rafael Soriano Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Nationals
Adam LaRoche Nationals
Melky Cabrera Red Sox
Ryan Dempster Cubs
Torii Hunter Orioles
Stephen Drew Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis White Sox

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $173m
   54. Nasty Nate Posted: November 14, 2012 at 01:34 PM (#4302481)
It appears that Torii Hunter signs with Detroit. I think Moses Taylor in #29 was the only one to accurately predict that.
   55. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 14, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4302755)
Yup. The floor is now closed, and Moses Taylor is our new leader with one point. There is a 41-way tie for second.
   56. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: November 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM (#4302769)
Moses Taylor is our new leader with one point. There is a 41-way tie for second.

We've got more parity that the NFL.
   57. Willie Mayspedester Posted: November 14, 2012 at 06:03 PM (#4302857)
I wouldn't be surprised if Hunter out-performs the 4 sub-elite free agents next year. Also isn't he too skinny to be a free agent signing by the Tigers?
   58. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 16, 2012 at 03:27 PM (#4304440)
With Toronto signing Melky, Moses has company at the elite 1-point level: Jittery McFrog, jobu, and Non-Youkilidian Geometry join the lead pack.
   59. kcgard2 Posted: November 17, 2012 at 09:23 AM (#4304853)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Cubs
Zack Greinke Angels

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each

Michael Bourn Brewers
Nick Swisher Red Sox
Anibal Sanchez White Sox
BJ Upton White Sox

Other Free Agents, 1 point each

Kyle Lohse Royals
Edwin Jackson Mets
Angel Pagan Marlins
Mike Napoli Rangers
Dan Haren Tigers
Rafael Soriano Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees
Shane Victorino Reds
Adam LaRoche Rays
Melky Cabrera -already signed-
Ryan Dempster Twins
Torii Hunter -already signed-
Stephen Drew Mets
Kevin Youkilis White Sox

Tie-Breaker

$164 million
   60. El Jeffe Posted: November 20, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4306842)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Red Sox
Zack Greinke Rangers

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Brewers
Nick Swisher Rangers
Anibal Sanchez Angels
BJ Upton Angels

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse Royals
Edwin Jackson Mets
Angel Pagan Giants
Mike Napoli Red Sox
Dan Haren Royals
Rafael Soriano Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda Rangers
Shane Victorino Reds
Adam LaRoche Cardinals
Melky Cabrera Blue Jays
Ryan Dempster Mariners
Torii Hunter Tigers
Stephen Drew Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis Tigers

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $132 million
   61. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM (#4312010)
Only two people had Upton to the Braves pegged - charityslave and Vance Law. charity is our new leader with 4 points, Vance is second with 3.
   62. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: November 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM (#4312235)
I may end up with zero correct answers. Hey, that'd be something, right?
   63. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 29, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4312976)
Yes, Kuroda back to Yanks.
   64. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 03, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4315535)
A lot of people had Napoli to the Sox, but neither of our leaders did. So Non-Youkilidian Geometry ties Vance Law with 3 points, still one behind our leader charityslave. A whole bunch of folks have 2 points.
   65. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: December 03, 2012 at 04:45 PM (#4315595)
Elite Free Agents, 5 points each

Josh Hamilton Orioles
Zack Greinke Cardinals

Sub-Elite Free Agents, 3 points each
Michael Bourn Reds
Nick Swisher Red Sox
Anibal Sanchez Angels
BJ Upton Braves XXX

Other Free Agents, 1 point each
Kyle Lohse Royals
Edwin Jackson Pirates
Angel Pagan Braves
Mike Napoli Red Sox XXX
Dan Haren Rangers
Rafael Soriano Yankees
Hiroki Kuroda Yankees XXX
Shane Victorino Braves
Adam LaRoche Astros
Melky Cabrera Blue Jays XXX
Ryan Dempster Mariners
Torii Hunter Tigers XXX
Stephen Drew Red Sox
Kevin Youkilis Reds

Tie-Breaker
What will be the total dollar value, adding up contracts over all seasons, of Josh Hamilton’s contract? $151 million
   66. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 09, 2012 at 06:16 AM (#4320254)
Things are really moving now. There are still a lot of points to go, but we've got a clear lead pack with people who picked Greinke to the Dodgers.

The Ghost - 9
AG#1F - 8
Moses Taylor - 7
Walt Davis - 7
ohboyjjf - 7
chris h. - 7
   67. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM (#4324912)
A bunch of signings, but most that were only called by one or two posters.

-spankz alone gets the 5 points for calling Hamilton to the Angels, but he's still stuck in a mass of folks with 6.
-only jack the seal clubber's joke ballot called Youkilis to the Yankees
-eddieot is the only poster to correctly predict Dempster to the Sox

With the Sanchez signing, we have a new leader:

10 - Moses Taylor
9 - The Ghost
8 - AG#1F
7 - Walt Davis
7 - ohboyjjf
7 - chris h
   68. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 17, 2012 at 09:30 AM (#4326511)
Drew's signing brings The Ghost into a tie with Moses for first, and gives ellsbury his first point, which means no one has been shut out entirely.

Remaining players. 3 pts: Bourn, Swisher. 1 pt: Lohse, Jackson, Soriano, LaRoche
   69. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: December 17, 2012 at 09:35 AM (#4326513)
if moses win i will sponsore a bbref page for what he dubs the worst cubs regular he ever saw play in person

my gift to you moses in honor of your predictive powers

ha, ha.
   70. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 26, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4332398)
Nick Swisher's signing was the first to entirely stump the collective brain of the prediction contest. No one had him going to Cleveland. We're down now to Bourn, Lohse, Soriano, and LaRoche.

ohboyjjf was the only poster to correctly pick Jackson to the Cubs, and with that point he joins the loosely defined lead pack.

10 - The Ghost
10 - Moses Taylor
8 - AG#1F
8 - chris h.
7 - Walt Davis
7 - ohboyjjf

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