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    I think part of the disconnect is the actual...

    I think part of the disconnect is the actual figures. Singleton only received $10 million guaranteed, not $30 million.

    Arcia would take $30 million in a heartbeat. Starling Marte only got $31...
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    I think the Twins see something they like. ...

    I think the Twins see something they like.

    Working out of the bullpen in the majors for the first time last year, he faced 25 LHB. They hit .182/.280/.227 and struck out 32% of the time. Small...
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    From what I know, contracts received through the...

    From what I know, contracts received through the arbitration process aren't guaranteed. If the player is released prior to the season, the club only owes the player 30-45 of his salary, depending...
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    Bonifacio isn't a free agent. There are several...

    Bonifacio isn't a free agent. There are several teams who are interested in his services. Most of them being contenders. Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Dodgers, and a few others.

    If it was only the...
  5. Thanks for this post. The clean bill of health is...

    Thanks for this post. The clean bill of health is what got me most excited.

    I also like his confidence. Sano and Arcia's "swag" could bring a good balance to Mauer and Buxton's calm, humble ways.
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    You should still look at it every player...

    You should still look at it every player individually. Drew peaked at a later age and has a unique skill set for a SS.

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, his defense isn't tied to his...
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    Drew's Career vs. lefties: .235/.291/.390 (.681...

    Drew's Career vs. lefties: .235/.291/.390 (.681 OPS)
    Florimon's Career: .219/.278/.323 (.601 OPS)
    Escobar's Career: .228/.280/.307 (.587 OPS)

    So, if Drew is a platoon player, then the other two...
  8. It had been reported that teams (not just the...

    It had been reported that teams (not just the Twins) didn't want to go past 2-3 years on Garza. It seems that the Brewers were willing to add that fourth year and likely used some fear of loss on...
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    The problem with Tolbert and Nishioka is that...

    The problem with Tolbert and Nishioka is that they were bad baseball players. Florimon is much closer to a bad baseball player than Drew.



    Two things.

    1. Slotting Drew in the lineup takes...
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    Nolasco is older, got more years, and more money...

    Nolasco is older, got more years, and more money than Drew will. Career ERA+ of 94, coming off of his best year since 2008, where he was.. league average. Why is he less likely to hurt the team?
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    So you don't want to replace a 27 year old with...

    So you don't want to replace a 27 year old with zero track record of success, yet you want to find a CF when we have two top prospects coming up in that position?



    I'm curious how cost benefit...
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    I'm not sure where I mentioned anything about...

    I'm not sure where I mentioned anything about sample size. I understand that you should use at least a three year sample for all three metrics stated, not just UZR. I was just stating that as an...
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    Unfortunately it would take too long to break...

    Unfortunately it would take too long to break down exactly how each site determines WAR. If you are interested and have the time, they each do a full breakdown on their sites on how they determine...
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    I just wanted to agree with this post. I've...

    I just wanted to agree with this post. I've always liked Drew as a player, but the fact that his price tag has dropped is the main reason why I want the Twins to jump in.

    In free agency, you have...
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    Those projections were not done by...

    Those projections were not done by mlbtraderumors, they were projections by Steamer, Oliver and ZiPS. All of which do not recognize Drew's 2012 season as a season in which he was recovering from...
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    That season in the middle is the year he was...

    That season in the middle is the year he was recovering from injury. This was his wRC+ month by month after he returned that year.




    June

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    Garza wasn't offered a qualifying offer. He was...

    Garza wasn't offered a qualifying offer. He was traded mid-season so he was ineligible to receive one.
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    Shameless plug, but I wrote this...

    Shameless plug, but I wrote this http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php/4720-Josh-Willingham-Breaking-(him)-down on Willingham last week.

    Doumit was actually himself last year. The only thing that really...
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    The signing itself isn't the problem. In fact, I...

    The signing itself isn't the problem. In fact, I think there's a good chance that he's worth his contract. In the five years where he pitched a full season, Pelfrey has averaged between 1.1 - 1.8 WAR...
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    I like the idea of a trade. Relievers seem...

    I like the idea of a trade.

    Relievers seem to have quite a bit of value. Jerry Blevins just landed the A's a nice prospect.

    Worley and Diamond should still have some value as well. Both...
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    A lot of great thought and insight here. This is...

    A lot of great thought and insight here. This is my final take on what has been said.

    I agree that it is a close decision on whether or not to sign Drew. The reasons are because it will cost a...
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    If you wouldn't sign a three+ win player for a...

    If you wouldn't sign a three+ win player for a bag of balls, then your team is never going to get anywhere.



    Using a 54 AB sample size?



    Using a two year sample size for Drew and only...
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    Well then hopefully I've swayed you a little to...

    Well then hopefully I've swayed you a little to the dark side.. :)
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    A comparison of Jacoby Ellsbury and Stephen Drew...

    A comparison of Jacoby Ellsbury and Stephen Drew in 2013. At the plate and their defense.

    Ellsbury - .781 OPS
    Drew - .776 OPS

    Ellsbury - Fielding adjusted to position +12.0
    Drew - Fielding...
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    dWAR for catchers is still one of the hardest...

    dWAR for catchers is still one of the hardest thing to quantify. Pitch framing hasn't been added to their value, although that should be coming soon.

    Then you have to think about the catcher's...
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