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#886821 - 06/23/09 10:06 AM An interesting exercise
JFish26 Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Loc: KC, MO
Inspired by a post at mlbtraderumors...

If MLB was to do what the NBA did in 2005 and allow teams to get rid of one contract each, which ones would be chopped?

On the Royals, Guillen is the obvious answer to me. Other notables include Zito and Gary Matthews Jr.
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#886822 - 06/23/09 11:15 AM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: JFish26]
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Registered: 04/14/09
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#886823 - 06/24/09 09:52 AM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: Topcitykid10]
JFish26 Offline
Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
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You think that's what the Yankees would pick? Maybe...
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#886824 - 06/24/09 12:52 PM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: JFish26]
laidbak_bb Offline
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not sure of his contract situation, but i would guess Dontrelle Willis. current three year contract with the tigers? $30 mil?
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#886825 - 06/24/09 01:41 PM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: laidbak_bb]
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Lugo for the Red Sox. Maybe JD Drew.

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#886826 - 06/24/09 02:26 PM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: Hawk1990]
tyler Offline
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1. Yankees-A-Roid (33)
2. Mets-Billy Wagner (10.5)
3. Cubs-Big Z (18.75) not worth that much
4. Red Sox-J.D. Drew (14)
5. Detroit-Bonderman (12.5)/D Train (10)
6. Angels-Gary Matthews Jr. (10.4)
7. Phillies-Brett Myers (12.08)
8. Astros-Miguel Tejada (14.8)
9. Dodgers-Jason Schmidt (15.21) <----May be the winner
10. Mariners-Carlos Silva (12.25)
11. Braves-Tim Hudson (15.5)
12. White Sox-Jose Contreras (10)
13. Cardinals-Troy Glaus (12.13)
14. Giants-Barry Zito (18.5)
15. Indians-Jake Westbrook (10)
16. Blue Jays-B.J. Ryan (12) only because of injuries
17. Brewers-Jeff Suppan (12.75)
18. Rockies-Todd Helton (16.6)
19. Reds-Bronson Arroyo (10.12)
20. Diamondbacks-Eric Brynes (11.66)
21. Royals-Jose Guillen (12)
22. Rangers-Vicente Padilla (12)
23. Orioles-Danys Baez (7.1)
24. Twins- Nick Punto (4) maybe? goodness they use their money well
25. Rays-Troy Percival (4.4)
26. Athletics-Eric Chavez (11.5)
27. Nationals-Christian Guzman (8)
28. Pirates-Nobody
29. Padres-Brian Giles (9)
30. Marlins-Nobody

All numbers are in terms of Millions.

Source:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/salaries?team=nyy

This is solely based on my opinion and everything is subject to argument
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#886827 - 06/24/09 03:20 PM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: tyler]
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Max Falkenstien

Registered: 03/17/05
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I bet the Dodgers would ax the leftover money they owe Andruw first. And I'd suggest the Cubs would dump Soriano before Zambrano.

But good list!
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#886828 - 06/24/09 03:37 PM Re: An interesting exercise [Re: JFish26]
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Registered: 09/03/06
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I can't argue much with the selection of Drew because he makes more each year and has two more years remaining on his deal after this one compared to Lugo's one. So Drew is a solid choice.

That said, I still think the Sox would choose to dump Lugo first because A) Drew is productive when he plays (119 OPS+ with Boston), and they have no obvious right fielder ready to replace him, while B) Lugo is now a defensive liability on the field, has no power, lost his wheels, and they have Jed Lowrie ready to come off the DL.

Pure contract-wise, they'd dump Drew. Combine the contract with the value, though, and they'd dump Lugo.

Edit: All of this may be moot in a couple of months, because if Papi's recent June surge proves to be just a flash in the pan, then he's the real answer.


Edited by Hawk1990 (06/24/09 03:40 PM)

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