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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Why Mets Overpaid For Beltran. Tim Marchman: "Statistics are imperfect, but it would be fairly accurate to say that Beltran is statistically worth about five or six wins above league-average right now. That puts him solidly among the 10 or 15 best players in baseball, in a class below Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, and Albert Pujols, but equal to the likes of Vladimir Guerrero, Miguel Tejada and Manny Ramirez." (New York Sun)

Marchman's Multiphasic Met MRI & Measuring Money. "But all additional contextualization aside, Marchman's metrics were easily the best analysis written on the signing. And by using Nate Silver's price-per-win quote and also the phrase I bolded in the quote above, Marchman gave us another point to chew on, which is: ¿What IS Overpaid, and Why Are 2005's Signings 'Lofty'?" (Management by Baseball)

The Next Bobby Bo? "Bonilla gets a bad rap for his failures as a Met. The problem is he was actually quite productive during his time in New York." (SaberMets)

Johnson dealt to Yankees in 30-team trade. "The 41-year-old known as the 'Big Unit' said the trade finally gives him a chance to pitch for a contender, an opportunity Johnson has only been afforded in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. He has only won one World Series MVP award." (sPERTS.net)

The 1952 American League. "The 1952 American League season is one of those many episodes that have long been far adrift on the vast Sea of the Little-Remembered...But the '52 A.L. might not belong out there. For such an obscure league, an awful lot of interesting things were happening..." (The Hardball Times)




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