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Jarrod Saltalamacchia signs

Discussion in 'Miami Marlins' started by Larry, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. dim

    dim President of the Robert Andino Fan Club.

  2. el penguino

    el penguino Marlin

    When is the last time the Marlins signed a free agent to a 3+ year deal and the player rode out the entire contract?
  3. gizmo

    gizmo RALLY, BITCH

    Does Wes Helms count? :)
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  4. el penguino

    el penguino Marlin

    He never signed more than a 1 year deal at a time, right?
  5. Wild Card

    Wild Card Batting Third

    I believe uncle Wes signed a 2 year deal.
  6. el penguino

    el penguino Marlin

    Either way, that's still not 3+ years.
  7. Larry

    Larry The Head Fish .

    Been a while. That's not necessarily a bad thing though. Trading Ricky, Buehrle, and Josh were all good decisions.
  8. Backin2008

    Backin2008 Backin2008

    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.
  9. Why would anyone stay to the end of the last year of a contract if the team is not currently in the race?
  10. squall

    squall 8==========D VIP

    Why would anyone sign any player without a good chance at the postseason.
  11. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    BTW you are aware that Salty and Mathis strikeout at about the same rate?
  12. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    Are you aware that if Saltalamacchia OPSed .650 in 2014, it would be 115 points higher than Mathis in 2013?
  13. Backin2008

    Backin2008 Backin2008

    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.
  14. ...

    ... Sun

    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.
  15. Vince0926

    Vince0926 Hammerhead

    Think we can pick up Napoli or at least get real with it by the end of the winter meetings?
  16. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    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
    He has 156 more K than he does hits in his MLB career
  17. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    Now Backin2008 do you have any stat to dispute that Salty strikes out a lot?
  18. BenderRobot

    BenderRobot Hello! VIP

    People strike out. It happens. Get over it.
  19. Eddie Altamonte

    Eddie Altamonte Hammerhead

    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
  20. el penguino

    el penguino Marlin

    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.

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