Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/13/12
The Indians face an important decision this offseason as Travis Hafner's contract runs out. The man once known as Pronk has not played at a prominent level since 2007 when he knocked in 100 runs with 24 home runs. In the five seasons since he has knocked in a total of 213 runs with 58 homers. Hafner signed his current contract prior to that 2007 season after his best season in 2006 when he lead the league in OPS and finished 8th in the MVP race. Based off the strength of that season and the two seasons prior he was given $13 million for each of the last two seasons (2011-2012) and an option for next season at the same price (he also has a buyout of $2.75 Million). Before the Indians make this all important and seemingly simple decision, there is one peice of information they should look at: W W/Pronk L W/Pronk Pronk % W Sans Pronk L Sans Pronk No Pronk % 2010 53 65 .449 16 28 .364 2011 47 47 .500 33 35 .485 2012 30 30 .500 20 28 .418...
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