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Tony Clark is my son wrote:But I don't understand how the A's can afford Kendall. He fits the Moneyball mold perfectly, except for his hugs contract.
LBJackal wrote:Tony Clark is my son wrote:But I don't understand how the A's can afford Kendall. He fits the Moneyball mold perfectly, except for his hugs contract.
I guess they're looking to make a run in 2005. And I don't know the details of the trade but the Bucs must be eating a chunk of Kendall's salary. They've been trying to trade him since the day after he signed on the dotted line it seems, so for a team like Oakland to get him they must be gettig a huge discount. Although getting rid of Rhodes and Redman should drop their team ERA about 2 runs so maybe that's all the compensation they need
LBJackal wrote:True but I don't think Kendall is in Varitek/Pudge's league. And while Kendall might be worth $6M on the open market, the A's aren't a team that would pay that much for a catcher. They might be getting a fair price in the end, but spending that much of their budget on a catcher doesn't seem like something they'd usually do.
I guess it depends how much Pittsburgh eats. Maybe spending $15M over 3 years for Kendall would be good.
And the net cost to them isn't really a good indication of what they're spending. They could probably get rid of Rhodes' contract by dealing him to the Yankees or another team that wants a lefty reliever without taking on the burden of a huge contract like Kendall's. Overall this doesn't seem like a good deal for them.... Beane is lacking IMO. Last year he gets Rhodes, now he's going after Kendall He should have stuck to his vaule players instead of paying too much for players who have a reputation. Leave that to the Yankees.
Tony Clark is my son wrote:Comparing Kendall to other catchers, whether it is in statistics or salary, is really hard. I can't think of another single catcher where a team would consider batting them leadoff. Kendall hits over .300, but is a heavy singles hitter, whereas most other catchers don't do much hitting at all, and if they do they hit a handful home runs.
This makes comparing Kendall to others in salary just as hard. He gets $10 million+, which is without question being overpaid, but is he worth equal money to a Posada or Varitek? The best I can come up with is relating Juan Pierre's salary to that of other big name outfielders, because Kendall is the Juan Pierre of catchers.
Kendall .744 .280
Varitek .888 .299
Posada .878 .310
Martinez .820 .296
Lopez .834 .300
Rodriguez .854 .311
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