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WHAT? A interesting article on Yahoo about overpaid players?

Postby CadensDad » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:22 pm

Going into the 2008 season, 124 baseball players hold contracts with an annual salary of $8 million or more. Getting a contract of that value generally means a player has shown his worth with great performances or long-term durability. Teams, however, sometimes overpay for past performance.

Eighty-six of those 124 players carried over their contract from the previous season, but some did not produce enough last year to justify the salary paid. By examining these players and their contracts, is it possible to avoid such mistakes in the future?


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Re: WHAT? A interesting article on Yahoo about overpaid players?

Postby MashinSpuds » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:51 pm

Hey, that is a good article. I winced when I was reminded about Hampton's eight year contract. That dude is sitting on a pile of money for being pretty awful.
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Postby J.C.Fighter » Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:30 pm

Dlee has been disappointing since he signed the contract...
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Re: WHAT? A interesting article on Yahoo about overpaid players?

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:46 am

its "an interesting article" not "a interesting article" just for further clarity. :-D
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Re: WHAT? A interesting article on Yahoo about overpaid players?

Postby CadensDad » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:52 am

Snakes Gould wrote:its "an interesting article" not "a interesting article" just for further clarity. :-D



Thanks a lot buddy, I didn't goto school very long...
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Re: WHAT? A interesting article on Yahoo about overpaid players?

Postby Cooner » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:14 pm

it is an interesting article, but it only does so much.

for instance, while paying a lot for good pitching makes for poor win shares per million as a team, if you want to win, you have to have good pitching (and therefore have to overpay). So while it's interesting, it's not like it's going to provide answers to why some teams are effective, or how to optimize anything but value. Sure, it might help you win more than expected while paying no money... if you're into that kinda thing... :-b
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Re: WHAT? A interesting article on Yahoo about overpaid players?

Postby davidmarver » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Cooner wrote:it is an interesting article, but it only does so much.

for instance, while paying a lot for good pitching makes for poor win shares per million as a team, if you want to win, you have to have good pitching (and therefore have to overpay). So while it's interesting, it's not like it's going to provide answers to why some teams are effective, or how to optimize anything but value. Sure, it might help you win more than expected while paying no money... if you're into that kinda thing... :-b

That's not true. In recent memory, teams like the '07 Rockies, '06 Tigers, and '03 Marlins are good examples of World Series teams with a relatively cheap pitching staff.
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