Pogotheostrich wrote:Let's say FG's defensive value is equal to M-Cab's offensive value. Wouldn't you rather have the offense since defense flucuates so much. What I mean is M-Cab is going to get 4-5 PA a game while FG might not get an opportunity in the field. It seems to me that FG values comes from random opportunities that are out of his control.
So long as the value is derived on a timer period (like a season) as opposed to a rate (value per chance), then no I wouldn't. Offensive value fluctuates tremendously as well. There are going to be days where MCab goes 0-4 with 4 Ks and games where he goes 4-4 with a double, and two homers.
lastingsgriller wrote:The market value for a player like Guitierrez is about $5 million/year. if he was worth more, I assure somone would pay him more. It's not like you have some sort of wealth of secret information that every team in baseball doesn't have access to and knowledge of. Teams pay the most money to the players that help them win ballgames. I wouldn't be so quick to discredit the Phillies or their personel decisions. last I checked, they've been to a couple of world series' recently.
If you're really trying to equate market value with worth then I don't know what to say. I'd love to hear the backup to the argument that all major league players are perfectly valued.