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    Yes to everyone except Francouer and McCarthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VRP723 View Post
    Alright well I did your payroll for it and it's currently at 143,728,000, you're going to have to clear some cap room if you're going to be a major player in FA.
    Right. Also did you get my buyout for Romero?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VRP723 View Post
    Do the Reds adhere to the arbitration demands of

    Jared Burton – 1,000,000
    Laynce Nix – 750,000
    Joey Votto – 5,500,000
    Johnny Cueto – 2,250,000
    Edinson Volquez – 1,750,000
    Bill Bray – 600,000


    Oh, and O-Cab declined his part of the team option.
    Reds accept all.

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    Boston Red Sox Clubmansion

    Payroll: $154,656,000
    Cap: $160,000,000
    Remaining: $3,344,000


    PLAYOFF SETUP

    Starting Rotation:


    1. Jon Lester (3.25 Era, 3.13 Fip, 9.74 k/9) 5.6 WAR
    2. Josh Beckett (3.86 Era, 3.63 Fip, 8.43 k/9) 5.4 WAR (2009)
    (Lackey and Westbrook will pitch on short leashes; backed-up by Dice-K and Kennedy)
    3. John Lackey (4.40 Era, 3.85 Fip, 45.6 GB%) 4.0 WAR
    4. Jake Westbrook (4.22 Era, 4.22 Fip, 56.4 gb%) 2.2 WAR

    Lineup: (*many 2009 numbers are being used because of ravaging injuries in 2010)

    1. Dustin Pedroia (.296/.371/.447 - .360 wOBA) 5.0 WAR (2009)
    2. Matt Holliday (.312/.390/.532 - .396 wOBA) 6.9 WAR
    3. David Ortiz (.270/.370/.529 - .380 wOBA) 3.3 WAR
    4. Kevin Youkilis (.305/.413/.548 - .413 wOBA) 5.9 WAR (2009)
    5. J.D Drew (.279/.392/.522 - .389 wOBA) 4.8 WAR (2009)
    6. Adrian Beltre (.321/.365/.553 - .390 wOBA) 7.1 WAR
    7. Stephen Drew (.278/.352/.458 - .354 wOBA) 5.1 WAR
    8. Jacoby Ellsbury (.301/.355/.415 - .354 wOBA) 2.7 WAR (2009)
    9. John Buck (.281/.314/.489 - .345 wOBA) 2.9 WAR


    Bullpen:

    Closer: Jonathan Papelbon - R (3.51 Fip)
    Ace: Daniel Bard - R (3.37 Fip)
    LhSu: Sean Burnett - L (2.73 Fip)
    RhSu: Michael Bowden - R (3.86 Fip)
    mr: Felix Doubront - L (4.12 Fip)
    rSP Daisuke Matsuzaka (4.69 Era, 4.01 Fip, 7.79 k/9) 2.5 WAR
    rSP Ian Kennedy (3.80 Era, 4.33 Fip) 2.4 WAR


    Bench:

    Of: Mike Cameron (.250/.342/.452)
    Inf: Marco Scutaro (.275/.333/.388)
    C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
    Inf: Lars Anderson
    Of: Daniel Nava


    Defensive Alignment:

    C: John Buck -2
    1B: Kevin Youkilis 1.6 Uzr
    2B: Dustin Pedroia 4.8 Uzr
    3B: Adrian Beltre 11.8 Uzr
    SS: Stephen Drew 8.7 Uzr
    LF: Matt Holliday 8.2 Uzr
    CF: Jacoby Ellsbury 1.8 Uzr
    RF: J.D Drew 3.8 Uzr




    Write-Up .vs. Rays

    I have to admit that the Rays have a great team, and this series will be phenomenal.

    Offense:

    The Rays have a strong line-up, but guys like Reyes, Pena, and Zobrist all have a lot of question marks about their current ability. Thome is going to be like 40 and Jaso, Jennings, and Joyce are not close to being proven Major League Hitters. Their line-up could be good, but those are A LOT of questions and uncertainties.

    I think if you look at my Line-Up, you will see better overall hitters from 1-9 and less questions about them.

    Defense:

    I love both of our Defenses; I don't really think I could pick one over the other.

    Pitching:

    Felix and Lester is a toss-up in my opinion. Both Pure Aces.

    Beckett has an advantage over Shields in my opinion; especially with his Playoff resume.

    Lackey and Hughes at this point are pretty much the same. Lackey had a much better Fip this season though @ 3.85, while Hughes had a decent 4.35 Fip.

    Westbrook and Matusz is a complete battle of opposites and could go either way.

    Both of our teams have solid back-up Starters to use if we get into trouble.

    Both Bullpens are strong.

    Overall:

    This is an INTENSE match-up; and I do not envy you voters.

    I feel like my Offense is better, while our Defense and Pitching is pretty much a toss-up.

    The decision is yours. Thanks for participating!






    Payroll: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...OA&output=html
    Last edited by Matt-the-great; 11-17-2010 at 11:31 AM.

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    We offer J.J. a 3 year deal worth 10 million

    '11- 2.5 mill
    '12- 3.5 mill
    '13- 4 mill

    Teddy Bridgewater | Andrew Wiggins | Byron Buxton
    THE FUTURE IS NOW

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    Do the Mariners adhere to the arbitration demands of

    Casey Kotchman – 4,100,000 Decline
    David Aardsma – 3,250,000 Accept
    Brandon League – 1,750,000 Accept
    Jamey Wright – 1,100,000 Decline
    Ryan Langerhans – 750,000 Decline
    Garret Olson – 600,000 Decline
    Ryan Rowland-Smith – 850,000 Accept
    Sean White – 750,000 Decline
    Jason Vargas – 900,000 Accept

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    White Sox Get

    3B Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3,500,000

    Old Team Salary- 91,600,000
    New Team Salary- 86,750,000


    A's Get

    SP Edwin Jackson - 8,350,000

    Old Team Salary- 39,050,000
    New Team Salary- 43,900,000

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Diamondbacks get

    Ryan Howard $20,000,000

    Old Team Salary - $31,589,000
    New Team Salary - $46,259,000



    Phillies Get

    Mark Reynolds- $5,330,000
    David Nick
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Tyler Skaggs

    Old Salary - $143,728,000
    New Salary - $129,058,000

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Phillies get

    Colby Rasmus 400,000
    Kyle Lohse - 11,900,000
    $6,000,000
    Lance Lynn

    Old Team Salary - 17,700,000
    New Team Salary - 8,000,000


    Cardinals get

    Roy Oswalt - 16,000,000

    Old Team Salary - 10,942,000
    New Team Salary - 20,642,000

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Orioles Get

    Jaime Garcia - 400,000
    Daryl Jones

    Cards pre trade: 8,000,000
    Cards post trade: 2,150,000


    Cardinals Get

    Nick Markakis - 10,250,000
    4,000,000

    Orioles pre trade: 13,350,000
    Orioles post trade: 19,150,000

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    TRADE #1

    Orioles Get

    Jaime Garcia - 400,000
    Daryl Jones

    Cards pre trade: 8,000,000
    Cards post trade: 2,150,000

    Cardinals Get

    Nick Markakis - 10,250,000
    4,000,000

    Orioles pre trade: 13,350,000
    Orioles post trade: 19,150,000


    Thanks to Boozerguy47 for making the Hottest Sig PSD has ever seen

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    It seems like people are saying it's easier to send in trades with the amount of payroll left as opposed to the amount used. That's fine.

    As for the payroll thread, I'm only going to update that nightly, doing it after every trade makes no sense, so just keep your payroll information in check and we'll be fine.

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Mariners get

    Ryan Theriot - 3,200,000
    James Loney - 4,500,000

    Mariners Old Salary- 72,250,000
    Mariners New Salary - 79,543,500


    Dodgers get

    Doug Fister - 406,500

    Dodgers Old salary - 65,790,000
    Dodgers New salary - 58,496,500

    Coming soon to a TKRO stadium near you

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    Top Prospects:

    FanGraphs’ Top 10 Prospects:
    (2009 Draft Picks/International Signees Not Included)


    There are no can’t-miss, once-in-a-decade talents on this Top 10 list, but there are a number of players who have the opportunity to really explode in 2010. You also have to love the fact that all 10 players on the list were drafted or originally signed by the Red Sox organization. You can’t fake good scouting and development.

    1. Casey Kelly, RHP, High-A
    DOB: October 1989 Bats: R Throws: R
    Signed: 2008 1st round – Florida HS
    MLB ETA: Mid-2012 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3
    Repertoire: 88-93 mph fastball, plus curveball, change

    The organization faced a difficult, and well-document, problem in ’09 when Kelly expressed a desire to hit and play shortstop. A compromise was made and the talented prospect spent the year as a two-way player. After hitting just .224/.305/.313 with a 29% strikeout rate in low-A, though, Kelly gave in and announced he will be a full-time pitcher in 2010. It’s a good thing, too, because the right-hander showed a lot of promise for a player whose heart was not 100% on the mound last season. In low-A ball, he allowed 32 hits in 48.1 innings, while showing outstanding control with a walk rate of just 1.68 BB/9. He also did not allow a home run while posting a FIP of 2.14. That number jumped a bit with his promotion to high-A (3.33) but Kelly still showed excellent control (1.35 BB/9) with a modest strikeout rate of 6.75 K/9. With just 46.2 innings of experience above low-A, Kelly should head back to high-A in 2010, but he could see double-A before the end of the season.

    2. Ryan Westmoreland, OF, Short-Season
    DOB: April 1990 Bats: L Throws: R
    Signed: 2008 5th round – Rhode Island HS
    MLB ETA: Late-2012 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3

    Westmoreland’s season came to a crashing halt when he broke his collar bone, but the outfielder solidified himself as the organization’s best hitter… in just 223 at-bats. The 19 year old hit .296/.401/.484 and showed good power potential with an ISO of .188. He also displayed patience at the plate with a walk rate of 14.2%, far exceeding what you’d expect from a player his age. His strikeout rate was a little high, but his future power output could eventually justify the number. Westmoreland was also a force on the base paths by stealing 19 bases in as many attempts. Sure it was short-season ball but a .427 wOBA is impressive no matter how you slice it.

    3. Junichi Tazawa, RHP, Majors
    DOB: June 1986 Bats: R Throws: R
    Signed: 2008 non-drafted international free agent (Japan)
    MLB ETA: Mid-2010 40-Man Roster: Yes Options: 2
    Repertoire: 88-92 mph fastball, plus splitter, curveball, slider

    Tazawa’s mad mix of pitches cut a swath through double-A line-ups but the Japanese import found the going a little tougher in triple-A and the Majors (albeit in a smaller sample size). The right-hander allowed just 80 hits in 98.0 innings in double-A, while also posting a strikeout rate of 8.08 K/9. He was also aided by solid control (2.39 BB/9) and some luck (.277 BABIP, 79.8 LOB%). In six MLB appearances, Tazawa allowed 43 hits in 25.1 innings and his strikeout rate dropped to just 4.62 K/9. His ground-ball rate in the Majors of 24.5% was ugly, and hitters had little trouble with his 90 mph fastball (-2.54 runs “above” average per 100 pitches). Despite the bump in the road, Tazawa is still learning, as well as adjusting to life in North America, so his potential remains high.

    4. Josh Reddick, OF, Majors
    DOB: February 1987 Bats: L Throws: R
    Signed: 2006 17th round – Middle Georgia College
    MLB ETA: Mid-2010 40-Man Roster: Yes Options: 2

    Reddick got off to a solid start in ’09 at double-A and hit .277/.352/.520 in 256 at-bats. He showed outstanding power with an ISO rate of .242. His base running, after nabbing 14 bases in 17 ties in ’08, was almost non-existent as he was successful just five times in 10 attempts. Reddick’s numbers were terrible in 18 triple-A games and poor in 27 MLB games. His walk rate was good in double-A at 10.5%, but it dropped to 7.6% in triple-A and 3.2% in the Majors. On the plus side, six of his 10 MLB hits were for extra bases (59 at-bats). Reddick will certainly receive more seasoning in triple-A in 2010 but he should be ready to compete for a full-time gig in 2011… if there’s an opportunity.

    5. Lars Anderson, 1B, Double-A
    DOB: September 1987 Bats: L Throws: L
    Signed: 2006 18th round – California HS
    MLB ETA: Mid-2011 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3

    It was an ugly, ugly year for Anderson… and his struggles were well-documented. After hitting .316 in 41 double-A games in ’08, the first-base prospect spent the entire season at that level but hit just .233/.328/.345 with an ISO of .112 in 447 at-bats. There were a few good signs, including the fact that he maintained a solid walk rate (12.3%) and his strikeout rate did not skyrocket (25.5%, similar to his career norm – which admittedly is high to begin with). Anderson’s wOBA of .315 was .060 below his previous low of .374 at low-A in ’07. As a slow-footed player whose game requires plus power output, he needs to get that ground-ball rate up from 54.8%. Anderson will be just 22 for much of 2010, so he has time to turn things around.

    6. Stolmy Pimentel, RHP, Low-A
    DOB: February 1990 Bats: R Throws: R
    Signed: 2006 non-drafted international free agent (Dominican Republic)
    MLB ETA: Mid-2012 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3
    Repertoire: 88-92 mph fastball, plus change-up, curveball

    Pimentel’s ’09 numbers do not wow. He allowed a lot of hits: 135 in 117.2 innings, but he put a lot of pitches in the strike zone (2.22 BB/9) at a level where players pretty much hack at everything. He also had some bad luck with a BABIP of .350. His strikeout rate was solid at 7.88 K/9 and his FIP was OK at 3.62. Pimentel’s ground-ball rate of 39.5% needs to improve if he’s going to survive the upper levels of the system. He turns 20 in February so time is on his side.

    7. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, High-A
    DOB: August 1989 Bats: L Throws: L
    Signed: 2007 6th round – Florida HS
    MLB ETA: Mid-2012 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3

    Simply getting back to the baseball diamond after dealing with a cancer scare would have been impressive enough, but Rizzo went out and turned himself into one of the best prospects in the system. The first baseman hit .298/.365/.494 in 245 low-A at-bats before moving up to high-A where he hit .295/.371/.420. Rizzo’s power output dropped from .196 to .125 ISO with the move, but his walk rate improved (9.1 to 10.9%), as did his strikeout rate (24.5 to 19.5%). Rizzo, though, was aided by some nifty BABIPs of .364 and .354. Although he held his own against both right-handed and left-handed pitchers, his OPS was .862 against righties and just .721 against southpaws. He should open 2010 back in high-A but could move up to double-A as he prepares to breathe down Anderson’s neck.

    8. Derrik Gibson, SS, Short-Season
    DOB: December 1989 Bats: R Throws: R
    Signed: 2008 2nd round – Delaware HS
    MLB ETA: Mid-2013 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3

    A personal favorite of mine, Gibson received his second straight year of short-season ball and looked over-matched in a brief 14-game trial in low-A ball. In short-season ball, Gibson hit .290/.395/.380 and had a .386 wOBA in 255 at-bats. He showed good patience for a future top-of-the-order MLB hitter with a walk rate of 12.9% and his strikeout rate was reasonable at 16.5%. He’s performed poorly against southpaws for two straight seasons (.566, .621 OPS). After nabbing 14 steals in as many tries in ’08, Gibson was successful in 28 of his 33 tries in ’09. Defensively, he’s expected to move off of shortstop, which takes a bite out of his value.

    9. Ryan Kalish, OF, Double-A
    DOB: March 1988 Bats: L Throws: L
    Signed: 2006 9th round – New Jersey HS
    MLB ETA: Mid-2011 40-Man Roster: No Options: 3

    I’m a little more bearish on Kalish than a lot of evaluators because he has yet to do anything really spectacular in four seasons. The outfielder had a nice year in ’09 and he hit .304/.434/.513 in 115 high-A at-bats. Moved up to double-A, his numbers normalized a bit with a line of .271/.341/.440. At the senior level, he posted a walk rate of 9.6% and a strikeout rate of 22.3%, which is a tad high given his career power numbers. I will certainly jump on the Kalish train in 2010 if he can maintain a solid batting average while also at least equaling his ’09 power numbers. After stealing 21 bases in 27 attempts in ’09, he could develop into a 20-20 player in the Majors if everything clicks. With everything said, I wouldn’t be shocked if he broke out in a big way in 2010 and made me look foolish for doubting him.

    10. Michael Bowden, RHP, Majors
    DOB: September 1986 Bats: R Throws: R
    Signed: 2005 supplemental 1st round – Illinois HS
    MLB ETA: Mid-2010 40-Man Roster: Yes Options: 2
    Repertoire: 88-92 mph fastball, plus curveball, change-up

    The knock on Bowden is that he’s not flashy. But there is something to be said for consistent and reliable. Pitching at double-A or higher since ’07, Bowden has posted solid numbers, although his FIP broke 4.00 for the first time while pitching for triple-A (4.08). Even so, he took advantage of some luck (.262 BABIP) and allowed just 106 hits in 126.1 innings, while showing OK control (3.35 BB/9) and a modest strikeout rate (6.27 K/9). He’ll do himself a favor if he can get the ball down in the zone more often and increase his ground-ball rate from the 31.1% he posted in triple-A. Called up to Boston to eat up some innings in the bullpen, Bowden did not have much fun – or luck. His 9.56 ERA was softened by his 5.16 FIP and he posted a LOB% rate of 48.4.

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    Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Prospects

    1. Casey Kelly / SP / Kelly had a down year in attempting to adjust to Double-A. His change-up is effective at times, but his curveball was unreliable and needs work. Yet I still like him as he has good movement and command on his fastball, is young, and there is room for improvement.

    2. Kolbrin Vitek / 3B/2B/OF / I am a big believer in Vitek's bat speed being able to carry him a long way. I think he will stay at third base, but his power may not be adequate at that position for fantasy purposes.

    3. Lars Anderson / 1B / Anderson is still coming up short on home run power. Even more disheartening is the direction that his walk rate is going. He is pressing at the plate, putting too much pressure on himself. The potential for greatness is still there but looking increasingly unlikely.

    4. Jose Iglesias / SS / Iglesias has a strong future defensively, which will carry him to the majors, but doesn't have much going for himself offensively. He could hit for a good average, but doesn't have home run power or enough raw speed to become a big time base stealer.

    5. Bryce Brentz / OF / Brentz is another member of Boston's stout 2010 draft class. He has a solid set of skills across the board, making him a classic corner outfield prospect. His power is the most exciting, and with further development could rocket him up prospect boards everywhere.

    6. Anthony Ranaudo / SP/RP / Ranaudo's health is a concern and the reason he slipped in the draft. When healthy he is known for his lively fastball and occasionally dominant curveball. Boston gave him a huge signing bonus, a risk they feel is worth taking.

    7. Reymond Fuentes / OF / Fuentes sported a nice Sally League batting average in 2010, and perhaps predictably, but importantly, Fuentes put his elite speed on display too. He did all that could be expected of him at this point.

    8. Oscar Tejeda / 2B / Tejeda's power and batting average took a giant leap forward this year, although his plate approach is a long way off. He is a young man to watch at a position of scarcity.

    9. Anthony Rizzo / 1B / Rizzo put up impressive power numbers in 2010, but his batting average and strikeout total is concerning. His power could carry him, but I'm still skeptical that it will continue at the current rate. To put this New York vs. Boston match-up into perspective, Rizzo would rank No. 6 on New York's list. Boston has better depth in their farm system.

    10. Stolmy Pimentel / SP / Ryan Westmoreland is a wildcard who deserves recognition, but his playing status is up in the air. Many still like Josh Reddick, but I'm comfortable keeping him off this list. Pimentel is my guy at No. 10. He came in at No. 5 on last year's list, but drops due to a sideways season. While he didn't show any development, he did have a solid season while moving up a rung, and has room for improvement.
    Last edited by Matt-the-great; 10-24-2010 at 06:41 PM.

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    Rangers also decline Darren Oliver and buyout Vald Guerrero's contract for 1M does he accept?