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2011 Free Agency Update

Last week while at the Winter Meetings, I posted a story that outlined how overpriced the free agent market was playing out. Here is an update to that table that includes Crawford’s new fortunes. The addition of Crawford’s contract means … Continue reading

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Valuing Free Agents and Johnny Damon

This free agent market has been anything but predictable when trying to figure out what these free agents will go for. Productive players such as Eric Hinske have to settle for one year deals while players such as Ty Wiggington … Continue reading

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How Werth Affects Crawford

As I got on site for the 2010 Winter Meetings, news broke that Jayson Werth received a seven year deal for $126m. The general reaction from those I conversed with in the media was one of shock. Meanwhile, Carl Crawford … Continue reading

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Balfour Declines Arbitration

All of the Rays’ free agents have now declined arbitration but Grant Balfour doing so is rather surprising. It was assumed that Balfour would take arbitration as he would likely be able to double his $2.1m salary from 2010. Balfour … Continue reading

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Victor Martinez and How It Relates to the Rays

Ignacio Serrano first reported on his blog that Victor Martinez is on the verge of signing a four-year deal with the Detroit Tigers for $50.m and that story was later confirmed by FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal. This is not good news … Continue reading

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Thanks For Your Service

Maury Brown gives us the complete list of players that became free agents in baseball today now that the 2010 season is officially over. The Rays say goodbye to the following players, at least for now: Rocco Baldelli Grant Balfour … Continue reading

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