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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #15 on: 6 Mar 2019 8:17:30 AM »
I regret nothing! (Except for about the extra 5 mil per year.)

But low risk on this one I feel like. Definitely an upgrade over Holt in the lineup.

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #16 on: 7 Mar 2019 10:10:48 AM »
Every year we have at least 1 tier 1 guy that I worry won't get any bids - Pedroia was my concern this year. Glad to see him with a new home!

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #17 on: 11 Mar 2019 10:40:04 AM »
Every year we have at least 1 tier 1 guy that I worry won't get any bids - Pedroia was my concern this year.

Jones was the worst of the Tier 1 to me. Something like what he got (gambling on a comeback rather than paying him as if he's worth rostering for this season) is about the only thing that makes sense, though even that's a longshot to pay off IMO.

Also, yay McCutchen, I guess. Not my ideal LF solution, but as a placeholder for a couple of years, he'll do.

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #18 on: 11 Mar 2019 12:26:22 PM »
Every year we have at least 1 tier 1 guy that I worry won't get any bids - Pedroia was my concern this year.

Jones was the worst of the Tier 1 to me. Something like what he got (gambling on a comeback rather than paying him as if he's worth rostering for this season) is about the only thing that makes sense, though even that's a longshot to pay off IMO.

Also, yay McCutchen, I guess. Not my ideal LF solution, but as a placeholder for a couple of years, he'll do.

Since we got rid of compensation picks (which was the reason tier 1 was based on sim performance, to compensate teams losing players that had been valuable) id love to find a better way of determining who our tier 1 FAs should be.

McCutcheon was a good signing for you, I think - good option, and you can easily afford that contract.

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #19 on: 11 Mar 2019 1:45:24 PM »
Since we got rid of compensation picks (which was the reason tier 1 was based on sim performance, to compensate teams losing players that had been valuable) id love to find a better way of determining who our tier 1 FAs should be.

Projected WAR seems like the obvious candidate if we're waiting for those to come out before starting FA anyhow. Add in the top projected RP if so desired.

Just about anything that isn't tied to DMBO performance would be an improvement, though.

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #20 on: 11 Mar 2019 2:03:35 PM »
We could always use Steamer as basis for Tier 1, since they generally come out long before Zips even begins...

Also, we dont have to set the Tier 1 in stone before a designated "drop dead" date that we could set. ( one that gives our DBAs enough time to set it)
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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #21 on: 11 Mar 2019 2:30:12 PM »
What about looking at age and projected WAR over the next three seasons? Haven't thought about it long enough to have any specifics on how this would work.

Isn't WAR thought to drop by 0.5 per year up to a certain age (33 or 34). Subsequently, then it decreases by 1.0 after that; or something along those lines.

I don't know at what age it first begins decreasing; 29? 30? Just a guess. But not sure that is important.

Dustin Pedroia is 35. His projected 2019 WAR is 1.5 and 1.3 (Steamer & Zips).
Adam Jones age 33 has WAR projections of 0.8 & 0.2
Kershaw age 31 (soon) is 2.9 & 3.9 - he's included either way
Stanton age 29 is 4.3 & 5.1 - he makes the cut both ways
Patrick Corbin age 29 is 3.5 in both - he missed the cut
Gio Gonzalez; today's prize is age 33. Gio is 1.0 & 1.6
Tomorrow Mark Melancon is 33; he's 0.3 & 0.4 (although RP almost never have a WAR > 1.0)
JA Happ is 36,  is 2.9WAR  in both

It's not hard to find other guys in T2 who are younger and with better WAR than Dustin or Adam J.
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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #22 on: 13 Mar 2019 9:14:20 AM »
Even though Melancon was an overpay on a 1 year deal it doesn't hurt me long term. Needed another reliever and a projected ERA of 3.22 and an ERA+ of 122 fits the bill.

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #23 on: 15 Mar 2019 9:24:15 AM »
I overpaid but Im hoping the return to Cleveland helps pays for year two. Part that hurts is I moved it up from 16 mil at 1030

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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #24 on: 16 Mar 2019 8:26:49 AM »
Huh
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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #25 on: 16 Mar 2019 1:52:21 PM »
Santana?

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« Reply #26 on: 16 Mar 2019 2:01:09 PM »
No... i honestly didnt think id win for Kikuchi.

Especially with the Free Agent starter list basically being Patrick Corbin.
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Re: Free Agent Chatter !!
« Reply #27 on: 16 Mar 2019 4:21:24 PM »
Ohhhh yeah I threw out 8 yr 10 mill as a joke and was in the running lol