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We’ve seen some crazy deals this off-season. Angel Pagan received four years and $40 M. Shane Victorino signed today for three years and $39 M. You could even argue that Russell Martin’s two years and $17 M deal seems high.
I started looking at the deals that have been signed this year, comparing them to last year. My theory was that this year would produce a higher cost per WAR, all due to the additional revenue that will be pouring in to Major League Baseball in the next few years with the new TV deals. I was surprised to find out that I was wrong.
I looked at the position players from 2011 and 2012 who received $3 M or more per year. The $/WAR figures for each year:
2011: $3.42 M/WAR
It’s important to note that there are some big players who haven’t signed. Josh Hamilton is still out there, along with Adam LaRoche and Nick Swisher. But I doubt they’re going to drive the average up to a significant increase over the 2011 average. Note that I only focused on hitters...
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We have already run two pieces on Shane Victorino since he signed his new contract with Boston by Eno here and by Michael Barr at RotoGraphs. They are both fine pieces in their own right, but one issue that needs more discussion is Victorino’s platoon split.
As people noted elsewhere in the signing’s aftermath (and analyzed in some detail earlier this season by Jack Moore),...
NESNShane Victorino has agreed to a three-year contract with Boston, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Victorino is expected to take over right field for the Red Sox, though he’s played the majority of his career in center.Last season, split between the Dodgers and Phillies, he had 11 home runs and 55 RBIs with 39 stolen bases while batting .255 with a .704 OPS. Victorino has known...
The center field market continues to shrink, as Angel Pagan has re-signed with the San Francisco Giants for four years and $40 million. Pagan's signing comes on the heels of BJ Upton signing with the Braves and Denard Span getting dealt to the Nationals last week.
Pagan was acquired by the Giants prior to the 2012 season from the Mets in exchange for fellow center fielder...
Another outfield bat is off the market, as Shane Victorino has signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. Victorino will apparently serve as the team's every day right fielder with newly signed Jonny Gomes taking a lion's share of the plate appearances in left.
The 32-year old was primed for a big payday this offseason, but offensive struggles took...
Center fielder Angel Pagan earned a World Series ring in his first season with the San Francisco Giants. But he did not know until Monday whether it would be his last season with the team.
Pagan and the Giants reached agreement Monday on a four-year, $40 million contract, a source told FOXSports.com senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal. Pagan also drew interest from the Philadelphia...
Shane Victorino is the latest free agent to sign with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox ranked at the bottom of the AL East last season and are out to make sure that does not happen again in 2013.
Victorino will join Mike Napoli who also signed a three year deal worth $39 million days ago.
The Red Sox will use Victorino in right field next season. He hit .255/.321/.383 with 11 home...
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The Globe's Nick Cafardo is reporting (on Twitter) that the Red Sox have offered free agent outfielder Shane Victorino a three-year, $38 million deal. Ken Rosenthal has since tweeted that the deal is for $37.5 million. Cafardo further says that Boston is the 'frontrunner' and that there is 'optimism' a deal will get done.
Victorino would take over right field...
Photo: Wikipedia Commons Cross another name off of the Phillies potential center field board. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the San Francisco Giants and centerfielder Angel Pagan, a Phillies target, are close to agreement on a new deal: Sources: Pagan close to re-signing with #SFGiants. — Ken Rosenthal...
The reported Shane Victorino signing may not mean the Red Sox are done signing free-agent oufielders.
The Red Sox could still trade Jacoby Ellsbury, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. If Ellsbury is moved, that would push Victorino to his more natural position — center field — and reopen the possibility of signing Cody Ross, Josh Hamilton, or another free agent right...
Major League Baseball's winter meetings always bring their fair share of rumors, signings, and significant trades.
This year, the Philadelphia Phillies have been linked to almost every big name player on the market. Their number one need, of course, is a starting centerfielder to take the place of former Phillie Shane Victorino. Victorino just inked a three-year, $39 million...
By MICHAEL SCOTT
Special to FOXSportsDetroit.com
You've all heard by now about the financial cliff the country is facing. Here in Michigan, we've certainly been hit hard enough by the economy over the past few years.
But I think I've figured out the answer. We should all move ... to Nashville, Tenn.
That's right, the site of baseball's winter meetings has become...