Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Larry, Dec 3, 2013.
When is the last time the Marlins signed a free agent to a 3+ year deal and the player rode out the entire contract?
Does Wes Helms count?
He never signed more than a 1 year deal at a time, right?
I believe uncle Wes signed a 2 year deal.
Either way, that's still not 3+ years.
Been a while. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. Trading Ricky, Buehrle, and Josh were all good decisions.
I don't mind giving multi year deals to position players. To me it's harder to bet on a pitcher staying healthy than a position player. It usually takes a three year type of deal for a proven player coming off a decent season.
Why would anyone stay to the end of the last year of a contract if the team is not currently in the race?
Why would anyone sign any player without a good chance at the postseason.
BTW you are aware that Salty and Mathis strikeout at about the same rate?
Are you aware that if Saltalamacchia OPSed .650 in 2014, it would be 115 points higher than Mathis in 2013?
Are you aware that Mathis has a career batting average of .195, with a weak ass OPS of .565? That is over 570 major league games and 1,644 at bats. They have nothing in common.
According to the Herald (based on some report out of Boston) the Sox offered him 2/18 with incentives. If true, it looks like the home-town factor was a pretty big chunk of his equation as Boston was willing to pay him 86+% in 2 years of what we will pay him in 3. In fact, over the first 2 years, we'll pay him just 13 mill vs 18.
MA state income tax would have taken about 2.6% (they'd tax his home game income at 5.25%) more of that than would FL, so 86+% turns into 83.4+%, but that's still a huge fraction of our 3 year contract.
And to think that some said no FA would ever sign here, never mind at a significant discount to market rates.
Think we can pick up Napoli or at least get real with it by the end of the winter meetings?
Did I say they OPSed at the same rate? I said they strikeout at the same rate people tend to ignore that until the season starts and you will see the postings all about the strikeouts like he never ever struck out before... I am saying it now
SALTY WILL STRIKEOUT ALOT
He has 156 more K than he does hits in his MLB career
Now Backin2008 do you have any stat to dispute that Salty strikes out a lot?
People strike out. It happens. Get over it.
If Salty hit at the rate he strikes out he would be a perennial all star and in a few years would be a HOF candidate
He has good power but our stadium is not as much of a hitters park as Fenway
I love that he is a switch hitter but I fear he is going to have hitting woes
For what it's worth, Marlins Park was more of a hitter's park than Fenway was last season. Marlins Park was less of a HR park.