Monday, May 10, 2010

I'd Call That a Bargain

Thanks to SoSG reader Bryan for noting a FanGraphs article at ESPN.com (Insider only) detailing bargain contracts of 2010. Of the five players listed, three are current or former Dodgers:

1. J.D. Drew, Red Sox (2007 -- five years, $70 million)

2. Ryan Dempster, Cubs (2009 -- four years, $52 million)

3. Casey Blake, Dodgers (2009 -- three years, $18 million)

In the first year of his new contract, he was incredibly valuable to Los Angeles, registering an .832 OPS while playing excellent defense at third. That performance was worth $20.7 million, so he's already paid for himself. That's some good news for Dodgers fans, considering the team gave up catcher Carlos Santana, one of the best prospects in baseball, in the trade to get him.

4. Juan Rivera, Angels (2009 -- three years, $12.75 million)

5. Brad Penny, Cardinals (2010 -- one year, $7.5 million)

17 comments:

MR. F said...

I shed a tear whenever somebody mentions Carlos Santana.

Dusty Baker said...

What a bargain for me. I think I'll go buy some.

Mr. Customer said...

WOW, THAT'S A LOW PRICE

*runs for cover*

Paul said...

@Mr. C

Colletti would be proud of you.


I don't know if Penny is a bargain...did they factor in the extra expenses for the buffet?

Paul said...

When ever somebody mentions Carlos Santana I can't get Oye Como Va out of my head.

Mr. Customer said...

@Paul

They might have to feed him a middle infielder to keep costs down.

Paul said...

Just don't insult him with a MSB infielder. Unless you give him a three pack.

Mr. Customer said...

^Just like that, a photoshop project is born.

Steve Sax said...

Months later, i still love the Colletti / "Wow, that's a low price!" joke. Great stuff!

MR. F said...

I don't know that joke!

Dusty Baker said...

Confirmed: Haeger the Horrible to DL; Ely to pitch Tuesday.

Mr. Customer said...

I still loathe that commercial, though.

Josh S. said...

"Ely to pitch Tuesday."

O RLY?

Dusty Baker said...

No, O'Malley.

Dusty Baker said...

Haeger on DL as a result of plantar fasciitis. He sure developed that chronic condition overnight.

So Haeger is out of options, therefore can't be sent down without risking being claimed by another team. Shouldn't we do that anyway - call it the Trojan Horse gambit? Hopefully to one of our rivals, whereby we can strike out once against the guy then next at bat crush is knuckler to the moon.

Josh S. said...

I really don't know why they're worried about someone picking up Haeger, GA, or Ortiz on waivers.

A. No one would.
B. If they did...SO?

Dusty Baker said...

Exactly. It was like Yankees getting Chan Ho Park. I thought, man, this guy is really going to lose some games for the hated Yank-mes. Good!