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CHIsoxNation
06-19-2008, 12:16 PM
This is according to Jeff Passan at Yahoo (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-overunder061808&prov=yhoo&type=lgns).

I'd have to agree with a lot of his overpaid picks...but only a couple of the underpaid ones.

All-Overpaid
C - I. Rodriguez
1B - Sexson
2B - Kent
SS - Jeter
3B - Nomar
OF - Entire Angels OF
OF - Ichiro
DH - Sheffield
SP - Pavano, Zito, Schmidt, Morris, Hampton
RP - Gagne, Baez, Turnbow, Prior

All-Underpaid
C - Olivo
1B - Youkilis
2B - Kinsler
SS - Reyes
3B - Cantu (Crede?)
OF - Sizemore, DeJesus, Hinske
DH - Bradley
SP - Cook, Haren, Duchscherer, Wellemeyer, Peavy
RP - Lidge, Wood, Brocail, Geary, Percival

doublem23
06-19-2008, 12:23 PM
*cough*Dontrelle*cough*

CHIsoxNation
06-19-2008, 12:25 PM
*cough*Dontrelle*cough*

He was probably the first one I thought of that should be on that SP list. Aside from the obvious Pavano, Zito, Schmidt, and Hampton.

the1tab
06-19-2008, 02:03 PM
Based on 2008 salaries
All-Underpaid:

C - Geovany Soto, ChC - $401,000
1B - Prince Fielder, MIL - $670,000
2B - Dan Uggla, FLA - $417,000
3B - Evan Longoria, TB - $500,000*
SS - Hanley Ramirez, FLA - $440,000*
LF - Carlos Quentin, ChW - $397,500
RF - Ryan Braun, MIL - $455,000*
CF - Josh Hamilton, TEX - $397,000*
UTIL - Ryan Theriot, ChC - $428,000
UTIL - Nate McLouth, PIT - $425,000
UTIL - BJ Upton, TB - $412,000

SP - Joe Saunders, LAA - $430,000
SP - Tim Lincecum, SF - $410,000
SP - Edinson Volquez, CIN - $392,000
SP - Cole Hamels, PHI - $500,000
SP - Gavin Floyd, ChW - $400,000
RP - Carlos Marmol, ChC - $430,000
CL - Jonathan Papelbon, BOS - $770,000

Granted, I know lots of these are still rookie deals, but consider the talent & production on this list. Theriot made one of my bench spots because he's hitting over .300 for the team w/ the best record in baseball. the players w/ the * have extensions signed already, so they got theirs.

Consider the list above vs the list below, again based on the 2008 contract amount:
Overpaid

C - Ivan Rodriguez, DET - $13,000,000
1B - Carlos Delgado, NYM - $16,000,000
2B - Jeff Kent, LAD - $9,000,000
3B - Adrian Beltre, SEA - $12,000,000
SS - Nomar Garciaparra, LAD - $8,500,000
LF - Garrett Anderson, LAA - $12,000,000
RF - Brian Giles, SD - $9,000,000
CF - Andruw Jones, LAD - $8,000,000
UTIL - Gary Sheffield, DET - $14,000,000
UTIL - Paul Konerko, ChW - $12,000,000
UTIL - Richie Sexson, SEA - $14,000,000

SP - Barry Zito, SF - $14,500,000
SP - Jason Schmidt, LAD - $12,000,000
SP - Carl Pavano, NYY - $11,000,000
SP - Dontrelle Willis, DET - $7,000,000
SP - Brad Penny, LAD - $8,500,000
RP - Jason Isringhausen, StL - $8,000,000
CL - Eric Gagne, MIL - $10,000,000

You could field the entire top roster for the cheapest guy on the bottom list. The only guy I would say might not belong is Giles, who's hitting for a decent average, but to be a starting RF and have under 30 RBI and 4 homers isn't acceptable... especially when the team needs you to produce.