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Thread: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    No shit?

    Hence my counterexamples to the idea that first base is easy to fill because of the supposedly readily available offensive talent.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    It is? Then why does it still take upwards of $200 million to sign Teixeira, Pujols, Fielder, or Votto to play the least premium position?
    Because they are all premium bats?

    And let's not pretend what people pay is actually a good measure of value and/or talent. We've seen bidding wars over the most marginal of players. We've had books written on that inefficiency.


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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Gil Meche once got 11 mill.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    He once gave it up too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machiavelli View Post
    Because they are all premium bats?

    And let's not pretend what people pay is actually a good measure of value and/or talent. We've seen bidding wars over the most marginal of players. We've had books written on that inefficiency.
    And that inefficiency is exactly why Carlos Lee is all I have to look forward to as a trade target just to upgrade over James fucking Loney at first base. You just made my point for me.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    And that inefficiency is exactly why Carlos Lee is all I have to look forward to as a trade target just to upgrade over James fucking Loney at first base. You just made my point for me.
    Your point was the Astros have no money and want to dump salary?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Machiavelli View Post
    Your point was the Astros have no money and want to dump salary?
    And the lack of alternatives within the Dodgers' organization and in the trade market?

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    There's also likely to be LaHair. I have no idea who will be available. Why didn't you guys sign Pena?


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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Anthony Rizzo!
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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Rizzo would be a huge fucking upgrade over Loney, I must admit. Alas, l can probably expect Travis Ishikawa to be our blockbuster trade deadline acquisition.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Feel free to deal for LaHair. Though I doubt that any team is willing to pony up what Thehoyer is willing to accept at this point.
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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    Rizzo would be a huge fucking upgrade over Loney, I must admit. Alas, l can probably expect Travis Ishikawa to be our blockbuster trade deadline acquisition.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Machiavelli View Post
    I have no idea who will be available.
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/0...ee-agents.html

    First basemen
    Lance Berkman (36)
    Russell Branyan (37)
    Jason Giambi (42)
    Brad Hawpe (34)
    Eric Hinske (35)
    Aubrey Huff (36) - $10MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Casey Kotchman (30)
    Adam LaRoche (33) - $10MM mutual option with a $1MM buyout
    Carlos Lee (37)
    James Loney (29)
    Xavier Nady (34)
    Mike Napoli (31)
    Lyle Overbay (36)
    Carlos Pena (35)
    Ty Wigginton (35) - $4MM club option with a $500K buyout

    See? First base is so easy to fill, you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machiavelli View Post
    There's also likely to be LaHair. I have no idea who will be available. Why didn't you guys sign Pena?
    Why didn't we sign Randy Johnson?
    Why didn't we trade Beltre for Pedro?
    Why didn't we sign Ichiro out of Japan?
    Why didn't we have a young Vicente Padilla to flip for Curt Schilling?
    Why didn't we trade Dee Gordon for Cliff Lee?
    Why didn't we draft Giancarlo Stanton with either one of our first round picks?

    Going down this path is never ending. Just fucking once I want MY team to make THE move that kicks everyone else's asses.
    Last edited by realmofotalk; 11-19-2012 at 07:40 AM.

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    Re: Mark Teixeira isn't always terrible in the Spring.

    and when he's not terrible, he's injured.


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