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DTrain Signs Extention

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:58 pm

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3163167

3 yrs $29 mil.

Pretty cheap if you ask me.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby brandnew » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:31 pm

Is he from the area? He must really like it already to sign an extension without pitching there yet.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:31 pm

Hey, get a load of that lineup, how could you not. :-b
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:59 pm

brandnew wrote:Is he from the area? He must really like it already to sign an extension without pitching there yet.

He's only giving up 1 year of free agency, so he's not losing out that much.
I'm pretty neutral about this extension. Again, Willis is only losing 1 year of FA, so it's not a huge deal. If he bounces back, the Tigers will save a little bit of money, and if he stinks it up, the Tigers will lose a little bit of money.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby MotorCityKitties » Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:56 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:
brandnew wrote:Is he from the area? He must really like it already to sign an extension without pitching there yet.

He's only giving up 1 year of free agency, so he's not losing out that much.
I'm pretty neutral about this extension. Again, Willis is only losing 1 year of FA, so it's not a huge deal. If he bounces back, the Tigers will save a little bit of money, and if he stinks it up, the Tigers will lose a little bit of money.


This signing looks fantastic when you compare it to the Silva signing. At least D-train has some upside. Silva is just the hispanic Paul Byrd.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:43 pm

MotorCityKitties wrote:
Another Blown Save wrote:
brandnew wrote:Is he from the area? He must really like it already to sign an extension without pitching there yet.

He's only giving up 1 year of free agency, so he's not losing out that much.
I'm pretty neutral about this extension. Again, Willis is only losing 1 year of FA, so it's not a huge deal. If he bounces back, the Tigers will save a little bit of money, and if he stinks it up, the Tigers will lose a little bit of money.


This signing looks fantastic when you compare it to the Silva signing. At least D-train has some upside. Silva is just the hispanic Paul Byrd.

Yeah, but it's different when your talking about a player who's still in arbitration.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby jfg » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:48 pm

Makes sense to me. Willis gets close to 4 million dollars more a year and only loses a year of FA. The Tigers avoid arbitration. Win-win.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby NZ F » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:50 pm

Dontrelle Willis early success was almost entirely due to unfamilarity and his funky unusual style. I can't deny that he is a horse and on that score alone is good value but from a fantasy perspective you could make a good argument for not drafting him at all in standard leagues.
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:26 am

NZ F wrote:Dontrelle Willis early success was almost entirely due to unfamilarity and his funky unusual style. I can't deny that he is a horse and on that score alone is good value but from a fantasy perspective you could make a good argument for not drafting him at all in standard leagues.


So by that logic since he is switching leagues and facing a completely new batch of hitters he will revert back to his 2005 numbers plus more Ws? Sounds like a top 5 pick!!!
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Re: DTrain Signs Extention

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:33 am

brandnew wrote:Is he from the area? He must really like it already to sign an extension without pitching there yet.


No he's from Oakland.
I think his mum still lives there.
There's a lot about him in License to Deal by Jerry Crasnick. http://www.amazon.com/License-Deal-Season-Maverick-Baseball/dp/B000SOVCCS/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1198222330&sr=8-1
Seems like a good guy. ;-D
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