FA Market: Who won?

Discussion in 'The Dugout - OOTP Online League' started by ty5oke, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. ty5oke

    ty5oke Walk On

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    Another weak FA class in the Dugout, here is a list of the best pick-ups in the offseason:​

    SP Alex White - Cincinnati - 3 Years/12M (3rd:TO)
    Reds grab a bargain on one of the best SP in the market. White was known to be seeking 15M+ at the beginning of the offseason but ended up settling for 4M per year. White has averaged 4 WAR over the past 5 years and can be counted on to solidify the back end of a rotation.

    Prediction: 14-8 3.5 ERA 4.5 WAR

    1B Allan Dykstra - Miami - 3 Years/33M (3rd:TO)
    Dykstra spent many years waiting being Ike Davis in New York. Even with a career 126 OPS+, Dykstra didn't get full playing time til he ended up in Pittsburgh last year. Dykstra shows a + eye and should provide some protection for Yelich and Stanton.

    Prediction: .260/.360/.450 25 HR 3.5 WAR

    SP Austin Hyatt - Pittsburgh - 3 Years/26M (3rd:TO)
    Hyatt looks to be getting better with age. He's put up back-to-back solid seasons, including a 4.9 WAR season a year ago. A relatively inexpensive pickup for Pittsburgh, Hyatt should provide stability to the back end and be a innings-eater.

    Prediction: 13-8 3.8 ERA 4.2 WAR

    1B Juan Torres - Houston - 3 Years/48M (3rd:TO)
    Some might look at the 1.5* rating and immediately consider this an overpay. Houston didn't want to take any chances with Torres and made a statement offer after trading away Barnum. Torres has posted 4.7/4.8/4.7 WAR seasons over the past 3 years and sported a .370 wOBA over that time.

    Prediction: .295/.330/.545 34 HR 4.5 WAR

    3B Tony Walters - Colorado - 2 Years/6M
    Really like this bargain signing by Colorado. Walters will move back to his natural 3B position and provide a solid bat in the lineup. Only 26 years old, Walters may just be hitting his prime and has already had a 4+ WAR season in his career.

    Prediction: .300/.375/.415 3.5 WAR

    Honorable Mentions:
    Gallardo (MIL), Mauer (NYA), Lowe (OAK), De La Rosa (WAS), Hatcher (SEA)
     
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  2. sawemoff

    sawemoff #FearTheBeard

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    I wanted Hyatt so badly, damn you PAgamer07! :p
     
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  3. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    Nice work Ty. Had i known White was gonna come down so far, i would have made an effort to bring him back to Cleveland :(
     
  4. ty5oke

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    Yeah, his asking price came down right when preseason started. I offered a 1 year deal for about 4M for him.
     
  5. goldenglove2

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    Getting White meant trading Latos was a lot easier. 9-10 start doesn't look all that promising though.
     

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