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jon abbey

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He has played well in the upper minors though. I am keeping my eye on him for fantasy baseball purposes with that speed.
His OPS last year at 24 in AAA was .834, the average for the entire PCL was .831. The A's badly need a 2B (Roster Resource has them starting Tony Kemp there currently), so it says something that they are giving him away (presumably).
 

DJnVa

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Considering inflation, did he really sucker them that badly in that deal?
Yes. The settlement earns 8% interest.

Thanks to a $5.9M buyout in 2000, the Mets agreed to pay Bonilla 25 annual payments (on July 1) of $1.19M starting in 2011. That settlement included interest. So Bonilla ended up with well over $20M more than he would have earned by taking the buyout in the moment.
 

jon abbey

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Was 3B ever his main position? I mean, really?
I mean, he wasn't good at it, but yes, 96 games last year at 3B, 24 at DH, 0 at 1B. Everyone expected him to be moved at some point, but it was a surprise that it happened this quickly.
 

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I apologize for the snark, I was thinking of the report that when he was doing a private work out for scouts and put on a show in batting practice, and when asked to show some work at 3B his response was "Nah, I'm good."

Everyone knew that he had a profound (dare I say Williamsesque?) ambivalence about fielding. This lets him hit more; good on the Jays for not running him out to 3B for a couple years just because they didn't want to undermine his value by putting him down the defensive spectrum.
 

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The Rockies are cutting Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee, ending a horrible FA saga for those relievers (Wade Davis is still around). Daniel Bard will get a shot instead.